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    • 130 million patients will receive accountable care by 2017

      Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and value-based purchasing arrangements will be responsible for the care of 130 million patients by 2017, predicts a report by Parks Associates.  Accountable care will generate nearly $1 billion in revenue for hea...

    • Mental health providers want patient tracking, all-in-one EHRs

      For the 33% of mental and behavioral health providers who are still entirely paper-based, integrated practice management and EHR software is at the top of the wish list, according to a new report from Software Advice.  Eighty-three percent of prospect...

    • BCBS of Michigan continues push for patient-centered care

      The national leader in accountable care in the form patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) is crediting itself with transforming care coordination and delivery in Michigan. As part of its PCMH designation program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ...

    • VA details response to OIG's recommendations at Phoenix VA

      The Department of Veterans Affairs is inching closer to a resolution to the scheduling scandal in Phoenix that forced changes in executive leadership at the federal agency over the past few months. In a public statement, Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gi...

    • Fixing VA culture, EHR, health IT could cost $17.6 billion

      Shoring up the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs health system with an interoperable EHR, better practice management IT, and more clinical staff could cost nearly $18 billion over the next three years, says Acting Secretary Sloan D. Gibson, but ...

    • Inadequate EHR training leads to rejected Medicare claims

      An EHR implementation at one Tennessee health center has led to two months of delayed payments from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), according to a report in the Cleveland Daily Banner. Bradley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Ce...

    • How do mandates affect docs, health IT staff differently?

      Legislative changes have already begun or are beginning to leave an impression on the healthcare industry and impacting healthcare professionals differently depending on their role in an organization, in the clinic or in support of health information t...

    • VA to help rural patients access Blue Button, HIE tools

      The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a contract to Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi) with the intention of helping rural veterans access Blue Button and other health information exchange technologies to facilitate care coordination an...

    • MGMA President and CEO leaves for Marshfield Clinic

      Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACME, President and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), has resigned her position to take up the reins at the newly minted Marshfield Clinic Health System.  As leader of MGMA since 2011, Turney has b...

    • AMA, MGMA see failure in proposed meaningful use changes

      Prior to the closing of the comment period for a proposed rule modifying the EHR Incentive Programs in 2014, both the American Medical Association (AMA) and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) submitted feedback identifying areas of concern tha...

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