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  • Paying for Value: Progress and Obstacles images/pdf.gif icon - (AcademyHealth)  - 20-MAY-2016    This brief is the result of a meeting on December 8, 2015, which looked at using provider payment as a means of improving clinical quality, patients' experience of care, and the efficient use of resources.
  • MACRA: Digging Deeper into the MIPS Performance Categories - (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)  - 20-MAY-2016    This article focuses on key provisions of the proposed Merit Based Incentive Payment System program, which sunset's payment adjustments under the current Physician Quality Reporting System, the Value Based Payment Modifier, and the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.
  • ONC NSTIC Pilot Webinar Series - 06-MAY-2016    Two webinars to discuss a current grant opportunity being offered to solutions in the area of the transmission of health information online across separate organization will be held on Wed, May 18, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT and Thu, May 26, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
  • Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, call for proposals - (Aetna Foundation, American Public Health Association (APHA), National Association of Counties (NACo))  - 05-MAY-2016    Application due by May 31, 2016. More than $1.5 million in prizes will be awarded to cities, counties and federally recognized tribes most able to show measurable changes in health and wellness over the next several years.
  • Fading Fast: Fewer Seniors Have Retiree Health Insurance - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 05-MAY-2016    This data brief provides statistical data drawn from five large national surveys to determine the number of seniors who no longer have employer- and union-sponsored retiree health benefits.
  • CMS Releases IPPS Proposed Rule - 25-APR-2016    CMS recently released a proposed rule to update fiscal year 2017 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System.