Weekly Rounds: Care coordination, MIPS requirements, Population health, CHRs

Weekly Rounds: Care coordination, MIPS requirements, Population health, CHRs

This week, we have insights on increasing communication between patient and doctor, waving MIPS requirements for doctors, the importance of customer support when using EHRs, the benefits of DPC, and what it means to have a comprehensive health record.

At Elation Health, we’re committed to strengthening the physician-patient relationship and providing intuitive tools for clinical first care. Part of this commitment includes keeping physicians and staff informed about the latest healthcare news, technology trends, and policy updates that impact their practices and patients.

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  1. Survey says patients want better care coordination, communication– Because of an aging population increased communication between doctors and healthcare facilities is paramount, especially during the shift to value-based care. The results of a study conducted by Aetna stated that patients want their doctors to communicate with them more effectively by simply being easier to understand. Read on to find out what else patients want.
  2. CMS announces MAQI demonstration to waive MIPS requirements– CMS has reduced the amount of paperwork physicians need to process if they take part in certain Medicare advantage plans. Also,  some physicians can have their MIPs requirements waived. Learn more about the latest policy changes that could affect independent physicians.
  3. The importance of reliable and responsive customer support for independent physicians– Customer support for doctors when using EHRs is integral to the patient doctor experience. Elation Health provides twenty four hour support and a response time in thirty minutes or less. If a physician is switching to use Elation’s system, they can be supported throughout the entire process. Read on to find out more about having robust customer support.
  4. Direct Primary Care and Population Health– The DPC model is emerging as a leading provider of population health and employer health. Because of DPC’s emphasis on supporting the patient-physician relationship, the quality of care can be improved over populations. Read on to find out more about this model in the workplace.
  5. Why EHRs are embracing comprehensive health records-In an effort to reduce errors, save time, and ultimately provide more comprehensive high-quality care, many independent physicians are looking to CHR systems to help them. Read on to learn more about the benefits of these types of EHRs .