Healthcare IT Today June 11, 2019
Anne Zieger

A recent study by the HHS Office of Inspector General suggests that Medicare ACOs coordinate care more effectively when they have the right health IT tools in place, particularly when ACO members share one EHR platform and have access to a robust HIE.

Folks, I know that reading OIG reports can be about as exciting as watching cement harden, but bear with me — some of this stuff is interesting.

As the OIG report notes, CMS sees care coordination as essential to improving care, boosting patient health and lowering costs. And as we all know here, one way to improve such coordination is to make it easy for providers to share patient health information.

The question is whether they’ll have the resources...

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Topics: ACO (Accountable Care), CMS, EMR / EHR, Govt Agencies, Health IT, Health System / Hospital, HIE (Interoperability), Insurance, Market Research, Medicare, OIG, Payment Models, Physician, Primary care, Provider, Technology, Trends, Value Based
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