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Five tactics payers can use to improve their Star Ratings

Medicare’s five-star quality ratings system reflects how well a health plan meets member needs and federal recommendations on patient care. Performance ratings, which are publicly published on Medicare.gov, influence consumer perception of payers and have a direct impact on a health plan’s member enrollment, revenue and potential to earn bonus incentives. Member enrollment. A one-star… Read More »

Practices need to vastly improve data accuracy in records, attorney says

The processes of medical recordkeeping continue to change, as regulators more frequently set new requirements, and many healthcare organizations struggle to keep up with the changes. But the big problem is that too many hospitals and practices still haven’t managed the basics of collecting and reporting data for regulators and attorneys, Isabelle Bebit-Kilinyak, a corporate… Read More »

Trump Proposes Ways to Improve Care for Kidney Disease and Increase Transplants

President Trump issued a sweeping set of proposals aimed at improving medical care for the tens of millions of Americans who have kidney disease, a long-overlooked condition that kills more people than breast cancer. “This is a first, second and third step. It’s more than just a first step,” Mr. Trump said in a speech… Read More »

Innovaccer research shows how AI could improve cost of care models

Innovaccer, which develops data tools to help health systems with accountable care and population health management, has published a new research paper focused on the ways advanced machine learning algorithms can improve risk models to better predict the future cost of care. WHY IT MATTERSThe company’s model analyzes data from multiple data sources, including electronic… Read More »

Precision medicine as a way to improve oncology care — and potentially drive down drug costs

Broadly defined, precision medicine is about the personalization of care. Yet on a practical level, precision medicine can take on different forms in different subspecialties in healthcare. In modern oncology care, it’s largely about getting the right drugs to the right patient at the right time. There’s also some early evidence that more efficient targeted… Read More »