Tag Archives: 2019

Health Care-Related Public-Private Partnerships Will Likely Become the Norm in 2019

By MARY SCOTT NABERS  The United States ranks number one in the world for health care spending as a percentage of GDP. That sounds great… but, for instance, Texas ranks only 11th worldwide when it comes to performance. That’s because of access to care. The country’s health care rankings are likely to get worse as… Read More »

BREAKING: CMS Publishes CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule/QPP Final Rule

Late in the afternoon on Thursday, Nov. 1, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule that provides updates to the Physician Fee Schedule and calendar-year 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), which encapsulates the Medicare Incentive-based Payment Program (MIPS) and Advanced Payment Models In the proposed rule, which was released… Read More »

EHNAC data security accreditation programs await 2019 update

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has released for public review new versions of program criteria of its 18 accreditation programs for 2019. EHNAC accredits a range of industry stakeholders for meeting best business practices for electronically exchanging healthcare data. These programs cover providers, insurers, accountable care organizations, cloud programs, medication management, financial services, health… Read More »