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2017 ACO Results: A Summary of What Mattered Most

Last week, CMS published the 2017 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). It comes on the heels of a new proposed rule from CMS that is meant to drive more accountable care organizations (ACOs) to take on downside risk, something few ACOs have done in [...]

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The new MSSP rule: the questions we should be asking

By Abbas Bader As most of you are already aware, CMS released a rule proposing changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program earlier this month.  By now, you have probably read several summaries of the key provisions of the rule, if not the full 607 pages of the rule itself.  [...]

August 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Blue Button 2.0: A convening of tech leaders, CMS and the White House

By Edward Yurcisin As our President, Aneesh Chopra, often notes, there appears to be a “generational consensus” from leaders in Washington seeking to tap the expertise of the American people to solve big problems. This is exactly what happened on Monday August 13thwhen the White House Office of American Innovation [...]

August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Is Someone Stealing Your Health Data?

In 2017, Facebook held a widely reported health summit for pharmaceutical companies to propose ways that user “likes” and demographic information could be enlisted to better target drug ads. After Facebook was outed in the recent scandal, CNBC reported that the company was looking into selling user information to hospitals and medical institutions, [...]

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Interviews and Research|

Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and others want to fix one of the most broken things about health care

There are many broken things about the U.S. health care system. But one of the biggest and most overlooked problems is that patients still find it too hard to share their medical information between doctors, especially those working in different hospitals. It’s a huge problem for many reasons: It makes [...]

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Interviews and Research|

ACOs and Rural Healthcare

By Chris Lester and Sabrina Chugani Roughly 20 percent of the United States population lives in rural areas. Despite this, rural America faces a number of health-related challenges, some of which are structural, while some are related to regional differences in health and health care in this country. Compounding [...]

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

At HLTH, a Candid Discussion of What the Federal Government Can and Should Do to Promote Healthcare Innovation

At HLTH, UPMC’s Rasu Shrestha spoke with HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein and former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra to talk about innovation At the HLTH Conference held this week at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, the session entitled “U.S. Government Investing in Health Innovations” stimulated candid, oftentimes-spirited discussion of the role of [...]

May 21st, 2018|Categories: Company News|

Custom Patient Risk Groups and Interventions

By Vinith Annam   Creating Patient Risk Groups In a previous blog post titled Harnessing Open Health Data & Methodologies to Serve Value-based Care Networks, CareJourney discussed Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s development of a publically available patient segmentation model which identifies a small percentage of Medicare beneficiaries [...]

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|