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CMS Releases Final Medicare Payment Rules for Value-Based Modifier, Chronic Care Management

CMS has released final rules outlining how Medicare will pay major healthcare providers and suppliers in 2015, including the Value-based Payment Modifier (VBM), which adjusts traditional Medicare payments to physicians and other eligible professionals based on the quality and cost … finish reading CMS Releases Final Medicare Payment Rules for Value-Based Modifier, Chronic Care Management

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CMS Releases Data on Financial Relationships Between Healthcare Industry, Doctors, Teaching Hospitals

Designed to help consumers understand the financial relationships between healthcare industry officials, physicians and teaching hospitals, and promote transparency and accountability, CMS has released the first round of Open Payments. The program, created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), lists … finish reading CMS Releases Data on Financial Relationships Between Healthcare Industry, Doctors, Teaching Hospitals

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Horizon BCBSNJ Metrics Affirm Patient-Centered Model for Improving Care, Lowering Cost

Patient-centered practices are performing better than traditional practices in a number of clinical metrics, including improving diabetes and cholesterol management, according to the results of a study from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ). The study of … finish reading Horizon BCBSNJ Metrics Affirm Patient-Centered Model for Improving Care, Lowering Cost

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CMS Releases Data on Medicare Providers’ Fees, Services to Mixed Reviews

Reaction to CMS’ public online release of data on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals has been mixed. Specifically, the data released last week includes physicians’ names and addresses, summaries of the services … finish reading CMS Releases Data on Medicare Providers’ Fees, Services to Mixed Reviews

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Patients Welcome Widespread Electronic Communications Use; Physicians Wary

While patients and health organizations favor the use of electronic communications in clinical care, primary care physicians are not likely to adopt it unless different payment models emerge, according to a study from Weill Cornell Medical College. The detailed report … finish reading Patients Welcome Widespread Electronic Communications Use; Physicians Wary

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Proposed CMS Primary Care Payment Hike Rewards Post-Discharge Care Coordination

Family and primary care physicians could receive as much as 7 percent increases in payments under a proposed ruling from the CMS that includes separate payments for care coordination in the 30 days following hospital discharge. The ruling would update … finish reading Proposed CMS Primary Care Payment Hike Rewards Post-Discharge Care Coordination

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