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Strategies for Better ACO Reporting

Strategies for Better ACO Reporting
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who come together voluntarily to give coordinated, high-quality care to the Medicare patients they serve.

8 Easy Ways to Improve your MIPS Score

8 Easy Ways to Improve your MIPS Score
MIPS stands for Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP). QPP rewards eligible clinicians for achieving high performance on measures across the different categories set by CMS.

CMS Measures Management: Understanding and Tracking CMS Quality Measures

cms measures management
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) are tools that help measure and track the quality of health care services that eligible providers (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) provide as generated by a provider’s electronic health record (EHR). These measures help ensure providers are providing quality, efficient, value-based healthcare that meet certain national quality reporting benchmarks. 

What is Value-Based Care and How to Make the Transition

what is value-based care

Value-based care is a paradigm shift in healthcare that focuses on increasing the quality of care and reducing the cost, thus having a greater impact on population health. Instead of the fee-for-service model that addresses patient care as health issues arise, value-based care contracts reward providers for maintaining the health of their patient populations. This is also known as “volume to value.”

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