CMS Hospital Reviews Again Do Not Include Stars Ratings

On July 16, CMS released the hospital reviews and again it did not include Star ratings. Check out the article here: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/rankings-and-ratings/cms-to-share-updates-on-hospital-star-ratings-later-this-summer.html “The AHA appreciates that CMS, as we have urged, is seeking further expert input on its star ratings methodology. We continue to believe that the agency must improve

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Reviewing HHS’ Quality Fact Sheet

In case you missed it on July 9, HHS shared this quality fact sheet. Secretary Azar confirmed the administration’s focus on: Transparency: President Trump’s Executive Order on transparency directs federal agencies to improve price and quality transparency, including streamlining the numerous measurements the federal government uses to track healthcare quality.

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MSO Best Practices in Action

MSOs are popping up everywhere impacting clinical strategies, physician specialties, and micro-segmented populations. ACOs may need to transform into a different version of an MSO or IPA (we’ll see how this ACO application season goes). DataLink has developed an incredibly easy way to interact, onboard, support, engage, and guide MSOs

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Solving Florida’s Population Health Management & Provider Engagement Challenges with Evoke360

DataLink grew up with Florida’s Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Commercial value-based care partners and programs. We understand the many challenges because of the enormous competition with health plans, the noise in the marketplace, the dynamic nature of the regulations, the complexities of interoperability and connectivity, and the need to micro-segment

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A Focus on Evoke360

As we look toward the third quarter of 2019, DataLink’s Evoke360 platform and expert management team continue to collaborate with hundreds of thousands of providers and health plans to simplify shared risk strategies and encourage continued adoption and engagement in value-based care. DataLink has created extraordinary momentum by gaining over

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MedPAC’s Updated View on the ACO MSSP Program

The MedPAC June 2019 report is out and Chapter 6 of the report to Congress shares MedPac’s review on the MSSP program.  As always, we invite you to read the full report and share your thoughts.  Let’s all remember that in 2018 there were 561 ACOs. The goal of ACOs

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What is Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)?

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is a technology that verifies where and when a caregiver begins services for a client and when they clock-out. This creates a breadcrumb trail that provides the basis for billing, staff safety, and service efficiency. The need for EVV arose from some providers inflating their time

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