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What We’re Reading | Week of 1.16.2017

Healthcare is a rapidly evolving industry – it’s difficult to read up on everything that matters to you. But the success of your practice can depend on how knowledgeable you are about changes in the healthcare landscape. Privia has compiled a weekly list of important articles we are reading on healthcare industry trends, clinical best practices and legislative updates for your convenience. Here are some of the important articles and blogs on healthcare that stood out this week:

“The old ways of practicing medicine are gone—at least if physicians want to get paid in a value-based world.”

“..anecdotal data suggests that physicians are spending even more of their time on uncompensated tasks than they ever had in the past. Is this pattern of uncompensated time simply the “new norm” in today’s practices, or can physicians somehow reign in these tasks for a better work-life balance…”

“The Innovation Center has partnered with Medicare, Medicaid, and private health plans in the commercial market on new models of care and innovation. And, a number of exciting initiatives will be coming to more beneficiaries over the next few years…”

“While the term patient-centered care can be somewhat ambiguous, healthcare providers across the country are facing calls to deliver better person-first care. Between regulatory requirements for more patient engagement efforts and cost-sharing set-ups such as ACOs, providers need a strong grip on the concept in order to remain competitive in the industry.”

“The CMS issued something of a get-out-of-Medicare-penalties-free-card for two years to physicians and group practices due to a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes.”

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