Source: HHS.gov, http://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2016/10/14/hhs-finalizes-streamlined-medicare-payment-system-rewards-clinicians-quality-patient-care.html MACRA rule will accelerate health care system’s shift toward value Today, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finalized a landmark new payment system for Medicare clinicians that will continue the Administration’s progress in reforming how the health care system pays for care. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality […]
On November 21, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation, the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium, and The Health Collaborative in Cincinnati are the first organizations in the nation to be designated as Qualified Entities to receive Medicare claims data for use in measuring and publicly […]
By Elizabeth Mitchell, NRHI President and CEO; Co-Chair, PTAC There’s been a great deal of discussion about MIPS, APMs and Advanced APMs since the passage of MACRA. And while the conversation started with trying to understand what each designation will mean for the physicians and practices they’ll affect, it quickly shifted to a more pertinent […]
Our Mission Our mission is to improve health and healthcare in communities across the U.S. through an active and engaged network of Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs). Our Strategy Our strategy is three-fold: Support and advocate for Collaboratives Conduct joint Innovation Projects in cost, quality and population health across regions with rapid dissemination of best […]
WASHINGTON, DC – October 3, 2013 At the start of 2014, every component of the American health care system will hurtle into a new era as all of the interlocking pieces of the Affordable Care Act go into effect. The law’s implementation will produce seismic changes across the entire health ecosystem, impacting everything from the delivery of […]
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As a former Senior Vice President with the industry trade association America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Aparna Higgins has extensive experience working on cost-related issues and affordability from the view of a health insurance plan. “The focus has been on [insurance] coverage with all of the activity in Congress,” says Ms. Higgins. “But people are […]
New Hampshire has one of the highest per capita rates of opiod addiction in the country. In his role as Practice Improvement Facilitator for the New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative, Matt Humer works with providers and practices who are on the front lines of the crisis. He says a critical success factor is connecting prevention […]
President and CEO, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners
"I see this as an opportunity to elevate the great work happening in our region while simultaneously being on the front lines of national trends and innovations that I can bring back to Greater Cincinnati"