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Upcoming Webinar: The intersection of data quality and your reimbursement

What makes a quality data foundation and how does it impact your reimbursement, today and tomorrow? Join our June 27 webinar to see how physician and coder audits can help you understand your current status and prepare for future reimbursement changes. Our experts will discuss PQRS, MIPS, APMs and how data quality drives the future.

Sign up now to attend our June 27 webinar at 1 p.m. ET.

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MIPS: Will You Earn More or Less Money?
Starting January 2016, most physicians in Medicare will have to report quality mesures under a new program called the Merit-Based Incetive Payment System (MIPS). Many details of the MIPS program won't be known until the final rule is issued. However, experts in measurement programs have been drawing many tentative conclusions. In this article from Medscape, 3M's L. Gordon Moore, MD provides answers to some physician concerns about MIPS.

Mastering the Complexities of MSSP ACO Payment at Janesville, Wisconsin’s Mercy Health System
How does participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) affect coding practices? Mercy Health System partnered with 3M Health Information Systems to optimize reimbursement under the system. Ladd Udy, director of population health and ACO for Mercy Health, shares his learnings around optimizing coding under the MSSP program.

Read more in Healthcare Informatics.

Coding and the Third-Party Option
In the preparation for ICD-10, many orgnaizations looked to outsourcing coding to balance their workloads. Sue Belley, manager of clinical content development for 3M HIS, and Patricia Jones head of coding quality and ICD-10 at Inova Health System speak with For the Record on the merits of outsourced coding.

For true value-based care, focus on outcomes instead of processes
A new study from 3M Clinical and Economic Research demonstrates that outcomes measures are more effective than process measures in driving value-based care.

Read more at RevCycle Intelligence.

What’s next for ICD-10?
Now that the code freeze is over, big changes are coming to ICD-10. New codes are being issued for the first time since 2012, so what does that mean for hospitals and providers? 3M's Barbara Aubry explains in this article from AAPC's Healthcare Business Monthly.

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