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MACRA Monday: Quality Performance Category

By Leona Rajaee | October 24, 2016 at 9:31 PM

Every Monday for the next four weeks, we’ll be breaking down the four performance categories that independent practices will be required to report on when MACRA and MIPS goes into effect on January 1.

An estimated 90% of eligible providers participating in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will be subject to MIPS -- the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. As we’ve previously explained, MIPS has four performance categories that will be used for the MIPS Composite Performance Score (CPS) that determines these new value-based reimbursements. CMS (Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services) recently finalized the way these categories will be weighted:

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Everything you need to know about MACRA and its final rule

By Elation | October 20, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Sign up for our Understanding MACRA/MIPS Webinar to ask questions about these policy changes! 

After months of waiting, CMS released the final piece of guidance for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), also known as the Quality Payment Program. With this final rule, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took the golden opportunity to listen to hoards of physician feedback on the potential impact of this new reimbursement program on small independent practices.

The result?

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Elation demonstrates clinical first EHR at Health 2.0 event

By Leona Rajaee | October 19, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Last month, Elation was invited to share the benefits of using a clinical first EHR at the “Re-Imagining the EMR Experience Panel” during the annual Health 2.0 Conference. Our CEO and co-founder, Kyna Fong, participated in the panel by sharing Elation’s philosophy on revolutionizing EHR platforms: creating a user experience that deeply respects the heart of healthcare -- the patient-physician relationship.

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[Breaking News] Five things to know about the final MACRA law

By Elation | October 14, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Last month, CMS announced several options for providers to comply with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Many of the changes in today’s final ruling significantly reduces the burden on small and independent practices.  CMS received a great deal of feedback from this group in response to the initial draft of MACRA, and the changes announced today reflect that this feedback was heard and incorporated into the final rule.

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How direct messaging can help improve your patient care

By Leona Rajaee | October 13, 2016 at 5:32 PM
Interoperability, or the ability to exchange information with other providers is routinely discussed as one of the biggest challenges facing our increasingly digitized and fragmented healthcare system.

So what’s being done to increase collaboration between practices?
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With MACRA less than 3 months away, Elation is here to help

By Elation | October 6, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Since the beginning of modern medicine, physicians have been paid mostly for the volume of services they provide. In less than 3 months, volume will make way for value -- value-based care will overtake our existing fee-for-service approach to reimbursing Medicare providers.

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Elation Health attends AAPP Fall Summit on Private Medicine

By Leona Rajaee | September 30, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Last week, Elation had the opportunity to meet and spend time with the rapidly growing group of private physicians, including concierge medicine  and direct primary care providers. This event, which lasted two days, was an exciting chance for Elation to reiterate its support for the private physician community and spend one-on-one time with some of the leaders of this movement. 

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HHS's 'playbook' helps providers navigate EHRs and Health IT

By Leona Rajaee | September 28, 2016 at 5:18 PM

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released two new resources for National Health IT Week that help providers manage their EHRs and other Health IT infrastructure. 

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Elation and the Denver Community

By Leona Rajaee | September 20, 2016 at 11:34 AM

We’re delighted to be hosting an event in the Denver area, tomorrow with local physicians Drs. Davidson and Keller, in an effort to bring the Denver community of providers together. During this event, we hope to discuss the challenges independent practices face, share insights on how practices can improve patient care, and celebrate the impact independent physicians have had in the Denver area.

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Weekly Healthcare Roundup: September 11-17

By Leona Rajaee | September 19, 2016 at 4:18 PM

On the heels of the news about MACRA’s new options, there has been some renewed interest in transforming healthcare from a federal level. This week, the nation’s first chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra shared an optimistic view about electronic health records and interoperability. Chopra believes “healthcare’s data revolution has arrived” according to his interview with Politico.

Here’s what we’re reading:

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