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Your MIPS Feedback questions answered

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Cherie Kelly-Aduli | 0 Comments


Many in the MedAxiom community had questions after receiving their 2017 CMS MIPS Feedback Reports on 6/29/18. Here are the top 10 questions and answers from our MIPS expert, Cherie Kelly-Aduli.

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Jacob Turmell shares his experience navigating a fragmented and confusing health care system as a consumer and highlights areas of excellence as well as opportunity.

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Why aren't we moving towards telemedicine in specialty practices?

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | Lori Walsh | 1 Comment


In 2017, 31 percent of health care organizations used video-based telemedicine services and 34 percent offered remote patient monitoring, according to a KPMG survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics. Kaiser Mid-Atlantic has moved to 50%+ virtual visits within their system and that number is growing every year. What do they know that many specialty practices cannot figure out? Lori Walsh looks at the promise and stumbling blocks of telemedicine in cardiovascular health care delivery.

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Leading Health Care Improvement through Innovation

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | Joseph Sasson | 0 Comments


Are you a health care innovator? Do you want to be? Joe Sasson maps out a route for those who want to lead through innovation today and tomorrow.

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As health care leaders we all understand the importance of good planning and the value of measuring the work we perform. If the purpose of strategic planning is to set goals for your business and develop actions to achieve those goals, it sounds like a pretty straightforward process. However, the reality we are seeing as we work with many programs is that strategic planning may be occurring, but the expected outputs are not. So, I want to share with you some pitfalls to avoid and tips from programs that are achieving actionable strategic planning.

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Value-based Care: Is it Working?

Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Ginger Biesbrock | 1 Comment


Ginger Biesbrock is a fan of value-based reimbursement models, and admits that the work is not for the faint of heart. She outlines what is essential for success in value-based medicine, including being careful with quality measures, committing to research and monitoring to assure we are getting and incentivizing the outcomes we desire, and involving providers in the programs.

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