Category Archives: McKenzie Livingston

2017 Legislative Session Preview

By: McKenzie A. Livingston The first two months of 2017 have seen quite a bit of activity in health law in Florida. In February, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Florida law, known as the Gun … Continue reading

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CMS Expands Medicare Coverage for ACOs Providing Telehealth Services

By: McKenzie Livingston Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are monetarily incented to achieve the Triple Aim of being more cost efficient, while providing better care for individuals and providing better health for populations.  Telehealth is such a great match for ACOs … Continue reading

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CMS Unveils New ACO Investment Model to Support Healthcare Coordination

By: McKenzie Livingston The Centers for Medicare & Medical Services (CMS) encourages healthcare providers to participate in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), which creates financial incentives for ACOs that lower growth in health care … Continue reading

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Accountable Care Organizations Struggling with Health Information Technology Interoperability

By: McKenzie Livingston A recent survey by Premier, Inc. and the eHealth Initiative shows that while most Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) report having core health information technology (HIT) in place, a lack of interoperability across systems and providers is still … Continue reading

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Trending: Country’s Top Hospitals forming Alliances with Regional Health Systems

By: McKenzie Livingston A few years ago, the Cleveland Clinic, ranked the top cardiology hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report, started contracting directly for healthcare services with large employers like Lowe’s, Wal-Mart and Boeing. Under these … Continue reading

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