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Resources tools, tips and tricks to guide you on your journey to achieving safe, high value care.

  • 9 Ways to Prepare Clinicians for MIPS in 2017

    9 Ways to Prepare Clinicians for MIPS in 2017

    CMS estimates that more than 90 percent of eligible clinicians will be in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017. Eligible clinicians can use this roadmap to navigate MACRA.

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  • Rethink: Healthcare in 2017

    Rethink: Healthcare in 2017

    Here are three focus areas for the Trump Administration that will help capitalize on the healthcare gains we’ve already achieved.

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  • MACRA and the Giant Move into Value-Based Payment

    MACRA and the Giant Move into Value-Based Payment

    Hospitals and physicians need to take immediate steps to prepare for the QPP’s 2017 launch to ensure the best possible payment scenario. But it’s also important to understand the big-picture impact.

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  • Four Steps to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections at Your Organizations

    Four Steps to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections at Your Organizations

    Nearly two million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur in the U.S. each year and nearly 100,000 people die from them. Clinicians are continuously taking precautionary steps to prevent...

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  • Healthcare Has Been Changing Fast. Here's Where It's Likely To Go Under Trump

    Healthcare Has Been Changing Fast. Here's Where It's Likely To Go Under Trump

    Health care in the United States has gone through major changes during the Obama administration. President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress will soon have the power to flip all that.

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  • Some Health Reforms Are Here to Stay – But Which Ones?

    Some Health Reforms Are Here to Stay – But Which Ones?

    The move to higher value care may help hospitals offset Medicare cuts.

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  • 3 Actions Items to Thrive in Value-Based Care

    3 Actions Items to Thrive in Value-Based Care

    While we wait for the dust to settle from the presidential election, there is much uncertainty. However, we believe the movement away from pay-for-volume to pay-for-value will continue. Read more.

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  • Will Value-Based Payment Initiatives Continue Under Trump?

    Will Value-Based Payment Initiatives Continue Under Trump?

    President-elect Donald Trump's promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to also undo widespread efforts to nudge the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based payment. Read more.

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  • How Can You Reduce Unnecessary Diagnostic Imaging? It’s Written in the Stars.

    How Can You Reduce Unnecessary Diagnostic Imaging? It’s Written in the Stars.

    The use of unnecessary procedures and diagnostic tests that waste time and resources is a problem that occurs every day in healthcare, and it's costing us.

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  • Five Things You Should Know About MACRA

    Five Things You Should Know About MACRA

    MACRA, MIPS, APMs, QPP…it certainly can be an alphabet soup! You have probably heard some of these acronyms before, but do you know what they mean for the future of healthcare?

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  • CMS’ Final MACRA Rule: Do You Have a MACRA Roadmap?

    CMS’ Final MACRA Rule: Do You Have a MACRA Roadmap?

    It’s finally out. The final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was released today by CMS. In case you’ve been living under a rock, MACRA repeals the...

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  • Joint Commission Readiness Team Helps New Jersey System Prepare Successfully for Triennial Survey

    Joint Commission Readiness Team Helps New Jersey System Prepare Successfully for Triennial Survey

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  • How to Look at the Star Rating System

    How to Look at the Star Rating System

    Imagine one day, your brother was a transplant patient preparing for surgery. But a few short days, one missed diagnosis and two failed transplants later, he rejected his new liver and died in the...

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  • Sepsis Awareness Infographic

    Sepsis Awareness Infographic

    With sepsis, every second counts. And with a high mortality rate of 28 - 50%, it’s something that every single person – whether you’re on the exam table or wearing the white coat –

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  • Premier Inc.’s QUEST® National Quality Improvement Initiative Wins National Award

    Premier Inc.’s QUEST® National Quality Improvement Initiative Wins National Award

    The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission presented the 2015 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality to Premier Inc.

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  • Premier Introduces QUEST 2020, Newest Hospital Quality Initiative

    Premier Introduces QUEST 2020, Newest Hospital Quality Initiative

    Premier is launching a new data sharing initiative to help hospitals meet federal reimbursement requirements.

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  • 9 Ways to Improve Healthcare Policy for Better Cost Reduction, Innovation

    9 Ways to Improve Healthcare Policy for Better Cost Reduction, Innovation

    While alternative payment models have made significant progress, challenges remain, particularly with exits from ACOs, and several key recommendations could help leaders improve care policy.

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  • Poka Yoke GO! Mistake-Proofing in Healthcare

    Poka Yoke GO! Mistake-Proofing in Healthcare

    Human errors happen. But in the healthcare world, one easy mistake could mean the loss of a life. The answer? Gotta catch ‘em all (or prevent ‘em all) before they happen. While Pokémon Go has...

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  • Don’t Get Left Behind: Three Critical Questions for Mastering SEP-1 Core Measure Compliance

    Don’t Get Left Behind: Three Critical Questions for Mastering SEP-1 Core Measure Compliance

    Did you know that sepsis is more common than a heart attack, killing one person every two minutes? Or that every year, more than one million Americans fight sepsis? Despite major improvements in...

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  • World Sepsis Day: Avoid Sepsis, Save Lives

    World Sepsis Day: Avoid Sepsis, Save Lives

    Each year on this day, people from around the world join together to raise awareness for one of the deadliest and costly diseases in healthcare today: sepsis. Sep. 13, World Sepsis Day, is...

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