URAC Expands Pharmacy Accreditation Options: Community Pharmacy
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URAC Expands Pharmacy Accreditation Options: Community Pharmacy

Linda Ringquist - May 17, 2014

URAC, one of the major players for healthcare accreditation, announced May 2014 the expansion of their Pharmacy Accreditation programs to include Community Pharmacy Accreditation. URAC, one of…

Show Me the Money: Profitability Through Value-Based Purchasing
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Show Me the Money: Profitability Through Value-Based Purchasing

Linda Ringquist - May 14, 2014

Summary: Are you ready for a shift in risk from payer to provider? Will you be ready for value-based purchasing when it becomes required? Are you utilizing…

Shifting Risk: A Pharmacy Perspective on Value-Based Purchasing
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Shifting Risk: A Pharmacy Perspective on Value-Based Purchasing

Linda Ringquist - May 8, 2014

Summary: In this article we will discuss Value-Based Purchasing and how it impacts the Pharma industry in particular. Summary: In this article we will discuss Value-Based Purchasing…

5 Aspects of CMS’s 2015 Proposed IPPS Regulations
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5 Aspects of CMS’s 2015 Proposed IPPS Regulations

Linda Ringquist - May 7, 2014

Summary of Proposed IPPS RegulationsOn April 30, 2014, CMS announced proposed IPPS regulations to become effective January 1, 2015. Summary of Proposed IPPS RegulationsOn April 30, 2014,…

Telemedicine Is Expanding But Faces Obstacles
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Telemedicine Is Expanding But Faces Obstacles

Linda Ringquist - May 5, 2014

Summary: As a result of the ACA and the increase in patients while the physician shortage is magnified, efforts are under way to address the lopsidedness of…

ACOs Rapidly Expanding Across States
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ACOs Rapidly Expanding Across States

Linda Ringquist - May 2, 2014

Summary: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are gaining in popularity as a result of the ACA. Summary: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are gaining in popularity as a result…

Factors Influencing ACO Expansion
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Factors Influencing ACO Expansion

Linda Ringquist - April 30, 2014

Summary: What is contributing to the rapid expansion of ACOs? What programs are currently being piloted? What are the initial results of current ACOs? Summary: What is…

Benefits of ACOs to Both Patients and Providers
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Benefits of ACOs to Both Patients and Providers

Linda Ringquist - April 24, 2014

Summary:  Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are gaining in popularity as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Summary:  Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are gaining in popularity as…

Bundled Payments: Rewarding Quality and Value
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Bundled Payments: Rewarding Quality and Value

Linda Ringquist - April 16, 2014

Summary: The healthcare industry is transforming from fee-for-service to value-based payment systems. Summary: The healthcare industry is transforming from fee-for-service to value-based payment systems. One of the…

Understanding RVUs | Medicare Reimbursement
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Understanding RVUs | Medicare Reimbursement

Linda Ringquist - April 14, 2014

Summary: Do you understand Relative Value Units (RVUs) as they relate to Medicare reimbursement? Is your physician compensation model based upon RVUs or a derivative thereof? Summary:…