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Observations from the corner of Medicare Advantage and MACRA

In early October, CMS surprised everyone and published the highly anticipated Final Rule on MACRA well ahead of schedule. Inside Angle bloggers Clark Cameron and Gretchen Mills dive deeper into how the final rule directly impacts Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and providers.

Read their full blog here.

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3M's Ann Chenoweth and AHIMA President-Elect Discusses the Future of HIM
Ann Chenoweth, Incoming AHIMA President and director of industry relations and market research for 3M Health Information Systems, brings passion, commitment and curiosity to HIM. In this Journal of AHIMA article, Ann talks about keeping pace with change, how she discovered HIM as a career and strategies for the future of the industry.

Read more about Ann here.

New 3M 360 Encompass System – Professional Promotes Accurate and Compliant Professional Fee Coding
3M Health Information Systems today introduced the 3M 360 Encompass MD—Patient Insights Suite, the latest addition to its complete system of physician workflow and analytic tools for value-based care success.

Read the full press release here.

3M and Verily Life Sciences Collaborate to Develop Population Health Measurement Technology for Healthcare Providers and Payers
3M Health Information Systems and Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, announced that they have entered into a strategic agreement to develop new population health measurement technology for managing clinical and financial performance.

Read the full press release here.

When Jobs met Wozniak: partnerships as the catalyst for healthcare 3.0
Partnerships like that of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak bring together unique and complementary strengths that can act as a catalyst for innovation in any field. In this commentary for Becker's Hospital Review, 3M Health Information Systems President JaeLynn Williams explores how these kinds of partnerships can impact the future of healthcare delivery and payment.

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The ICD-10 Saga—Lost Years and Hard Lessons
If the transition to ICD-10 is any indication of the course of future updates to our basic healthcare data infrastructure, it is important to understand the tactics and motivation behind the policy debate and the campaign to stop ICD-10 implementation.

A new commentary from Rich Averill in the Journal of AHIMA examines arguments from ICD-10 proponents and opponents alike and discusses takeaway lessons from the transition that the industry can employ for future policy changes.

Read the full commentary in the Journal of AHIMA.

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