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ISSUE 4 | Winter | DECEMBER 2016 
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Wishing you health, happiness, and prosperity in the New Year! Enjoy our last issue of 2016.

INDUSTRY CHATTER
MACRA Final Ruling Released October 14

Despite prevailing uncertainty about the future of healthcare, MACRA’s bipartisan support all but ensures its viability. Providers can now delay MIPS reporting until October 2, 2017, but to secure a positive adjustment in 2019, they should start in January.

WHAT'S TRENDING
Politics and Healthcare

The industry is abuzz with speculation about the political impact on healthcare. We’ve sorted through some of the top issues to help you make sense of it all.

  • Paul Ryan’s healthcare reform proposal
  • Navigating the healthcare policies of HHS pick Tom Price
  • Implications of a Medicaid expansion repeal

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT
St. Joseph Hospital Saves $2.5 Million

With population health analytics and consulting services, St. Joseph Hospital has adopted an innovative approach to managing its employee health plan—with impressive results. 

  • Saved $2.5 million in 2016
  • Reduced PMPM costs by 12%
  • Focused plan design around data insights

Interested in telling your story? Email us. 

MEDE HAPPENINGS
Recent Webinar: Employee Population Health

On November 17th, St. Joseph Hospital led an informative webinar to show how analytics reduces costs for employee health plans. St. Joseph’s data revealed an opportunity to reduce one drug from $700 to $9 per month with a simple dose change.

IN THE NEWS
Clients Making Headlines

Kudos to these clients who’ve recently received press coverage. Read on to learn about their accomplishments.

Have news to share? Let us help you spread the word. 

SOLUTION SPOTLIGHT
Build a Foundation for Population Health

As reimbursement models change, your data delivers important insights into readmissions, gaps in care, specialty drug utilization, and other costs to improve population health.

  Identify patient intervention opportunities
  Monitor cost, quality, utilization, and risk
  Evaluate provider quality and efficiency

Learn how our consulting team uses population health insights to drive change.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Join Us at These Events!

Feb
 

HIMSS17
Orlando, FL 
February 19-23, 2017
Twitter: #HIMSS17

Save the Date for Our VIP Event | February 21 | STK Orlando

Jan
 

HFMA MA-RI Chapter Revenue Cycle Conference
Foxborough, MA
 | January 19-20, 2017

Mar
 

HCCA Compliance Institute
National Harbor, MD
 | March 26-28, 2017