CMS releases 2018 MACRA proposed rule to ease burdens for independent practices

By | June 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule for 2018 that marks the first major changes to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). This proposed rule, which totals 1,058 pages, “would make changes in the second year of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), with the aim […]

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Everything independent physicians need to know about the Senate healthcare bill

By | June 26, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Republicans in the Senate recently revealed an updated draft of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This new bill, dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), is broadly similar to the bill introduced in the House earlier this year. But this 142-page piece of legislation – and a revision released […]

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CMS notifying physicians this month about MIPS eligibility

By | May 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm

With the launch of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reimbursement Act of 2015 (MACRA) earlier this year and the reporting aspect in full effect, CMS plans to tell doctors by the end of May if they must participate in MACRA’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). MIPS is a central component of the Quality Payment Program […]

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Risk assessment in Elation: empowering independent physicians to make more informed decisions in real time

By | April 24, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Elation’s Risk Assessment feature, which allows users to track and manage their patients’ complexity using the Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) system, is now available to all users using our Clinical First EHR. This feature enables real-time decision support and is embedded into Elation’s electronic health record.  A patient’s score provides a snapshot of a patient’s […]

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Fixing the cost and quality of healthcare by addressing lack of competition

By | April 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

It’s no surprise that the US healthcare system “does not work as well as it could,” as researchers Martin Gaynor, PhD, Paul Ginsburg, PhD, and Farzad Mostashari, MD point out in a new report. Costs are high and inconsistent, care quality is similarly variable, and the market lacks “the innovation and dynamism” that enables other […]

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Elation Health announces full support for Medicare’s Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Program

By | April 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm

Today we made an announcement about our efforts to support the independent primary care physicians that are participating and interested in participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. CPC+ is an incentive program launched in January 2017 that rewards primary care physicians for delivering high-quality care […]

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Sharing Some Physician Appreciation on National Doctors’ Day

By | March 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm

At Elation, we are dedicated to defending the physician-patient relationship and helping physicians deliver phenomenal care.  Our team is focused on building clinical tools that make physicians’ lives easier, and we appreciate both the challenges and rewards that physicians face in each of their busy days. That’s why it means so much to us when […]

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What’s happened with MACRA in 2017: Tips for continued success with MIPS, CPC+, APMs and quality payment programs

By | March 27, 2017 at 4:53 pm

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reimbursement Act of 2015 (MACRA), also known as the Quality Payment Program (QPP), was launched almost 4 months ago today. The act, which changed the way providers who see Medicare patients receive reimbursements to a value-based model, is one of the biggest policy changes impacting independent physicians. Even though MACRA […]

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ACA Repeal Bill Goes Dark: What Independent Physicians Need to Know

By | March 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Earlier today, Republican legislators abruptly decided to withdraw a bill that would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. The decision comes after Republican leaders were unable to garner enough support to move forward. Now that the legislation has been scrapped, the ACA remains in place and the potential consequences of […]

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Elation Health in Texas: Wise County physician event and TIPAAA in San Antonio

By | March 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Elation is delighted to be attending The Independent Physician Association of America (TIPAAA) National Meeting in San Antonio, Texas today and hosting an event in Southlake, Texas on March 28 to connect the independent physician community in Texas. TIPAAA is is the leading trade association serving Independent and Integrated Physician Associations (IPAs). At TIPAAA’s 22nd […]

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