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Infographic: 10 Things to Know About MACRA

Posted by Matthew Smith on Dec 2, 2016 1:57:48 PM

MACRA_Image.pngOur colleagues at Athena Health created the infographic, below, to help providers and medical practice professionals understand the complex MACRA mandate and resulting payment adjustments. 

Why settle for a neutral or small positive adjustment in 2019? Why not GO BIG with MIPS in 2017? Earn an exceptional performance-positive adjustment on top of the possible payment adjustment of up to 4%.

CMS is funding a pool of $500 million for exceptional performers who achieve a final score of 70 points or higher. With a final score between 70 and 100, (subject to the application of a scaling factor by CMS), eligible clinicians would receive a payment increase above 4% in 2019.

In addition to the positive adjustment, Going BIG would promote your clinicians’ social reputation (Physician Compare) and accelerate the shift towards value--including future participation in Advanced Alternative Payment Models.

Are you ready to Go Big and be an exceptional performer in 2017?

  • Have you successfully reported PQRS in previous years and on track in 2016?
  • Have you successfully attested to the EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use)?
  • On your Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR), do you compare favorably?
  • Are you ready to move toward value-based care?

If you answered yes to these questions, you're already on your way. 

Let GE Healthcare Camden Group help you reach your MACRA potential and maximize your MIPS payments. To get started, simply click on the button below and one of our MACRA experts will contact you.


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Topics: Infographic, Healthcare Infographics, MACRA, MIPS

Two New Infographics to Help You Understand (and Explain) MACRA

Posted by Matthew Smith on Aug 11, 2016 2:53:14 PM

Healthcare_Infographic.pngAs you've likely learned, the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“MACRA”) intends to reform Medicare payments to physicians over the next several years via two pathways:

  1. The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (“MIPS”)
  2. Alternate Payment Models (“APMs”), which will take effect starting in 2017

These two new infographics, created by the American College of Rheumatology and the American Academy of Neurology, respectively, illustrate the two pathways and provide a visual reimbursement timeline. Links to full-size renderings of each infographic are available beneath each graphic.

To read more of GE Healthcare Camden Group's thought leadership surrounding MACRA, please link to the Insights Blog articles below:

Making Sense Out of MACRA and Alternative Payment Models

Top 10 Actions to Take Now to Prepare for MACRA

MACRA: How the New Merit-Based Incentive Payment System Will Impact Physician Practices

National Association of ACOs: MSSP Commitment Hinges on MACRA Advancecd APM Bonus Eligibility

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Topics: Infographic, MACRA, Alternative Payment Models, MIPS, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, APM

Patient Access Infographic: How Consumers View the New Front Door to Healthcare

Posted by Matthew Smith on Apr 25, 2016 10:39:14 AM
Infographic.pngThis new infographic highlights results of a recent survey examining consumers’ experiences with alternative sites of care, such as retail health clinics, urgent care centers, and telehealth.
According to the new Oliver Wyman infographic and survey, consumers’ familiarity and use of alternative sites of care are on the rise. Furthermore, consumers who have used these “new front door” alternatives seem to like them and say they are willing to use them again. In fact, people who had new front door experience said they would be less willing to visit a traditional doctor’s office again.


Patient Access, Healthcare Networks

Topics: Infographic, Patient Access, Telehealth, Retail Clinic

Infographic: Engaging Patients Before Their Appointments

Posted by Matthew Smith on Mar 16, 2016 12:55:23 PM

Healthcare InfographicThe importance of preparing patients before their appointments has never been stronger. To show why this growing trend is so valuable to any practice, LeadingReach created an infographic with 7 Reasons To Engage With Patients Before Their Appointments. The infographic provides the ten best examples of pre-appointment information that can be sent to patients to ensure satisfaction and engagement before they even step foot in the door. Take a look and find out why and how to send pre-appointment information to patients.

When it comes to patient engament and satisfaction, healthcare providers are scrambling to adapt to changing government regulations, growing consolidation pressures, and the transformation from volume to value-based care. According to the new study from Prophet and GE Healthcare Camden Group,The State of Consumer Healthcare: A Study of Patient Experience," an alarming 81 percent of consumers are unsatisfied with their healthcare experience.

Join thought leaders from Prophet and GE Healthcare Camden Group for a complimentary webinar addressing the new patient experience study. Learn more about the gap between patient and provider expectations and perceptions, and arm yourself with the ability to assess your own organization, define a successful strategy, and deliver on it.

Date and time: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 12:00 pm Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

Date and time: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

Date and time: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Date and time: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 6:00 pm GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

Panelist(s) info: Jeff Gourdji, Paul Schrimpf, Helen Stewart

Duration: 1 hour

webinar, patient satisfaction, consumer healthcare


Topics: Infographic, Patient Communication, Patient Engagement, Webinar, Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction, Healthcare Quality, Prophet

Infographic: The State of the Connected Patient in 2015

Posted by Matthew Smith on Aug 21, 2015 1:49:45 PM

Population Health, The Camden Group, mHealth, HealthIT, Mobile Health, WearablesMore Americans are insured today than ever before. However, new research from Salesforce indicates that the healthcare industry is still lagging behind patient expectations in terms of technology use and accessibility.

Salesforce’s inaugural State of the Connected Patient report asked more than 1,700 Americans who have health insurance and a primary care doctor to look at how they are currently connecting with their providers, as well as their technology requests for the future. The report found millennials prefer to engage with their providers through modern technology, and this will pressure healthcare providers to embed more social, mobile, and cloud technologies in their day-to-day interactions with patients.

Below is the infographic sharing results of the survey. For a larger look at the infographic, click here and then click again on the image once it opens.

Connected Patient, Infographic


Topics: HealthIT, Infographic, Mobile Health, mHealth

Infographic: How an Integrated Skilled Nursing Facility Network Supports Accountable Care

Posted by Matthew Smith on May 21, 2015 2:39:19 PM

HC_Infographic-1.pngIn the future, Skilled Nursing Facility ("SNF") readmission rates could be subject to penalties similar to those CMS has put in place for hospitals, such as when SNF readmissions to a hospital occur for certain conditions, within a particular timeframe. To avoid this, many hospitals and health systems are collaborating with SNF providers to improve care and reduce unplanned 30-day readmissions. (Be sure to read The Camden Group's article, Leveraging Post-Acute Care to Address Acute Readmissions here.)

This infographic, created by the Healthcare Intelligence Network, describes how an integrated SNF network supports accountable care. 



Topics: Accountable Care, Infographic, Skilled Nursing Facility

Meaningful Use Infographic | New Attestation Deadline Reminder

Posted by Matthew Smith on Mar 12, 2015 11:54:00 AM

EHR1.jpgEligible professionals now have until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record ("EHR") Incentive Program 2014 reporting year.

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services ("CMS") extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit their meaningful use data. CMS continues to urge providers to begin attesting for 2014 as soon as they can.

This extension also allows eligible professionals, who have not already used their one “switch”, to switch programs (from Medicare to Medicaid, or vice versa) for the 2014 payment year until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015. After that time, eligible professionals will no longer be able to switch programs.

Medicare eligible professionals must attest to meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment. Providers who successfully attest for the 2014 program year will:

Note: The Medicare extension does not affect deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Additionally, the EHR reporting option for PQRS has been extended until March 20, 2015. 

For help, call the EHR Information Center: 1-888-734-6433


The following infographic from athenahealth, titled, "Meaningful Use: On the Road to Attestation," presents results from a survey of over 1,400 Epocrates members who shared their concerns and progress on their way to meaningful use success.

A full-sized version may be accessed here (click image to enlarge).



Topics: EHR, EMR, Meaningful Use, CMS, Infographic, Electronic Health Record, Electronic Medical Record

Infographic: The Social Media Shakeup in Healthcare

Posted by Matthew Smith on Feb 12, 2015 3:21:00 PM

The Camden Group, Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, InfographicPatients are increasingly turning to social media channels to seek health information and become more informed about their care, rate the quality of care they receive from providers, and communicate with their peers regarding health advice. For their part, physicians are seeing increased value in social media for their own research discussions with colleagues — utilizing it to become more informed on patient care resources and for career development and networking. 

Social media is slowly starting to foster meaningful results in the healthcare industry. This infographic from CDW Community IT claims social media enables:

  • Better knowledge of health conditions
  • Increased dialogue
  • Connected support
  • Improved patient engagement

Doctors and hospitals alike are tapping into social media. Consider these stats:

  • 87 percent of physicians ages 26 to 55 use social media.
  • 65 percent of physicians ages 56 to 75 are interacting online.
  • In 2012, four in five (79 percent) of hospitals were using social media. That number increased to 91 percent in 2013.
To view a full-size version of the infographic, please click here and then click the image when it opens.

Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, The Camden Group

Topics: Hospitals, Infographic, Practice Management, Patient Engagement, Social media

ONC Outlines Timelines for Interoperability Goals (with Infographic)

Posted by Matthew Smith on Jan 30, 2015 10:05:00 AM

The Camden Group, Interoperability, Health IT, Population HealthThis morning, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ("ONC") released the first draft of its interoperability roadmap to deliver better care through the exchange and use of health information technology ("IT").

The roadmap lays out the plans for the next three years in order to meet the goals first laid out in ONC’s “Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve Health IT Infrastructure,” which was first issued in June 2014.
“Great progress has been made to digitize the care experience, and now it’s time to free up this data so patients and providers can securely access their health information when and where they need it,” HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said in a statement. “A successful learning system relies on an interoperable health IT system where information can be collected, shared, and used to improve health, facilitate research, and inform clinical outcomes.”
The roadmap will provide guidelines so the majority of individuals and providers can send, receive, find, and use a common set of electronic clinical information across the care continuum and at the nationwide level by the end of 2017.
The report also outlined four important actions for both public and private sector stakeholders to take to enable interoperability of electronic health information in the near term:

  1. Establish a coordinated governance framework and process for nationwide health IT interoperability
  2. Improve technical standards and implementation guidance for sharing and using a common clinical data set
  3. Enhance incentives for sharing electronic health information according to common technical standards, starting with a common clinical data set
  4. Clarify privacy and security requirements that enable interoperability

The roadmap also provides more detailed near-term actions for each high priority area, a common clinical data set of 19 basic elements, and an updated estimated timeline of select high-level critical actions.
The plan from ONC is open to the public for comment until April 3.
“While we have made great strides as a nation to improve [electronic health record] adoption, we must pivot towards true interoperability based on clear, defined, and enforceable standards,” Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO, president and chief executive officer of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, said. “This Roadmap incorporates a tremendous amount of stakeholder input and articulates a clear path towards interoperability. It is a cornerstone in the continuing evolution of federal health IT policymaking.”

Below is an infographic developed by HealthIt.gov which displays the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap: The Journey to Better Health and Care. The nation relies on Health IT to securely, efficiently and effectively share electronic health information with patient consent to achieve better care, smarter spending and healthier people. Interoperability will transform our health system from a static one to a learning health system that improves individual, community and population health.

To view a full-size version of this infographic, click on the image or click here

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Topics: Population Health, HIT, Health IT, Infographic, ONC, Interoperability Roadmap

Infographic: Is Meaningful Use Helping or Hurting EHR Adoption?

Posted by Matthew Smith on Dec 3, 2014 11:14:00 AM

Infographic, Meaningful Use, EHR, EMRWhen the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched their EHR Incentive Programs back in January 2011, the main goal was to reward healthcare practitioners for adopting electronic health records and increasing efficiency within their practice. But one question everyone still finds themselves asking is whether or not the incentives have actually encouraged EHR adoption?

NueMD compiled research from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CMS, and the American College of Physicians (ACP) looking to identify adoption trends and determine potential obstacles to successful implementation. Check out the findings below.

To view a larger version of the infographic, please click here and click on the image once it opens in your browser.

MU, Meaningful Use, Infographic, EHR, EMR, Electronic Health Record

 Infographic provided courtesy of NueMD. 

Topics: EHR, EMR, Meaningful Use, CMS, Infographic, Electronic Health Record, Electronic Medical Record, MU

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