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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MIPS Cost Category 2019: What Do We Know?

April 9th, 2019 By
I often get asked what the biggest concerns are for organizations participating in MIPS. For the 2019 performance year, one of the biggest concerns is the unknowns with the Cost category. Because there are so many unknowns with this category, I’ll try to focus on what we do know. The Cost...
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Protect MIPS Scores and Secure Maximum Financial Opportunity

February 21st, 2019 By
Every Medicare Part B service you perform from now on is impacted by MIPS. Yes, the MIPS scores you earned in 2017 are now impacting your payment adjustments for 2019 services – whether as a meager incentive or a penalty depending on how your clinicians performed in 2017. The stakes are higher...
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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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Is MIPS CMS’ American Ninja Warrior?

September 10th, 2018 By
May 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of American Ninja Warrior, the series that tapped into the intensity of the American competitive spirit and inspired a whole new growth segment in the fitness industry. MIPS is CMS’ American Ninja Warrior, inspiring the movement in healthcare from volume to...
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Looking at MIPS Through a Different Lens: From Compliance Burden to Change Enabler

August 23rd, 2018 By
Incentive focused programs such as PQRS and Meaningful Use created opportunities for providers to benefit financially from submitting quality data and attesting to meaningful EHR use, respectively. Because these programs were initially voluntary, providers could choose (or not) to take on their...
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