Category Archives: Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive

‘Next Generation’ ACO Encourages Telehealth, Post-Discharge Home Services: CMS

In another step towards advancing models of care that reward value over volume, HHS announced the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model of payment and care delivery. A new initiative from CMS’s Innovation Center, the model is part of … finish reading ‘Next Generation’ ACO Encourages Telehealth, Post-Discharge Home Services: CMS

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CMS Announces Participants in Primary Care Initiative Targeting Medicare Beneficiaries

CMS has selected 500 primary care practices to participate in a four-year pilot program rewarding healthcare providers that better coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries. Under the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, which was first launched in fall 2011, CMS will pay … finish reading CMS Announces Participants in Primary Care Initiative Targeting Medicare Beneficiaries

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Half of 89 New Medicare ACOs Are Physician-Driven

Of the 89 new ACOs selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Saving Program (MSSP), half are physician-driven, according to the CMS. The selected ACOs operate in a wide range of areas of the country and almost half are physician-driven … finish reading Half of 89 New Medicare ACOs Are Physician-Driven

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1 out of 5 Medicare and Medicaid-Eligible Professionals Received Incentive Payments for Using EHRs: CMS

More than 110,000 healthcare providers are being reimbursed for using EHRs that meet federal standards, according to the CMS. Meeting and surpassing a goal set just three months ago, the CMS announced that more than 110,000 eligible healthcare professionals and … finish reading 1 out of 5 Medicare and Medicaid-Eligible Professionals Received Incentive Payments for Using EHRs: CMS

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