Creating a Culture of Top Performers

April 23rd, 2019 By
CMS designed the MIPS program to be a catalyst for change, offering healthcare organizations a low-risk path to gradually transition to value-based payment models. Many organizations reacted negatively, viewing MIPS as another complex federal compliance program, which it certainly is. However, more...
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Podcast: Dr. Sanders Sees Significant Cost Reductions after Implementing AI

April 18th, 2019 By
In this episode of Voices in Value-Based Care, Beth Houck talks to Dr. Michael Sanders of Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, FL. With very few resources, Dr. Sanders was able to deploy artificial intelligence that ultimately delivered huge cost savings and a significant reduction in length of stay...
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Podcast: Alternative Payment Models – Perspectives from a new RAND Corporation Report

January 16th, 2019 By
Stay on the path toward simplicity to get wide-spread participation in value-based payment models -- That is key advice revealed in this 28-minute podcast where Dr. Mark Friedberg, Senior Physician Policy Research, RAND Corporation discusses the effects of alternative payment models on physician...
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Hello spring! Goodbye 2017 MIPS submission season!

April 24th, 2018 By
Now that the first MIPS submission is over, and that other regulatory hurdle (tax-day) is behind us, we can finally enjoy spring and get ready to ease into summer, right? Before we do, it’s a good idea to take stock in what worked and what didn’t work for MIPS while it’s still fresh in your...
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Finding the Legos in Your Value-based Care Programs

October 5th, 2017 By
Like many kids (and some adults), my kids loved to play with Legos.  So, when a customer began talking about quality measures from different payment programs as “Lego pieces,” the wheels started turning: Legos are the perfect metaphor for both the varied components of these commercial and...
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HIMSS 2017 Podcast with HealthcareNOW Radio

March 23rd, 2017 By
This year at HIMSS, Tom S. Lee and Beth Houck had the pleasure to talk with Carol Flagg of HealthcareNOW Radio about the hot topics at HIMSS, including MIPS. In the below podcast, Tom, Beth, and Carol discuss common MIPS pitfalls facing organizations and MIPS best practices. “I think it is...
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HIMSS14 Interview with HealthcareNowRadio

March 7th, 2014 By
  Thanks to HealthcareNowRadio for taking time to catch up! Listen to our conversation on HealthcareNowRadio.com. Beth Houck talks a bit about where in the organization to put your Meaningful Use program and specifically talks about the pros and cons of an IT-led program vs a program led...
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Useful MU Links from CHIME and CMS

February 12th, 2014 By
  Reducing Meaningful Use Audit Risk: Real Stories and Best Practices  was an informative CHIME College Live Webinar moderated by Tom S. Lee, Ph.D., SA Ignite, and featuring Dr. Hal Baker, M.D., Wellspan Health, and Dr. Shannon Sims, M.D., Ph.D., Rush University Medical Center.  During...
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