Monthly Archives: September 2015

Success of ICD-10 Implementation Nationwide is Anyone’s Guess…

As we are about a week and a half from the Y2K of healthcare, the overall success of the ICD-10 implementation for all HIPAA-covered entities in the United State’s is anyone’s guess.  As w/Y2K, there has been a lot of hysteria, ‘the sky is falling’ from various chicken littles, and some real concerns to how this will impact our healthcare delivery system.

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CMS’ 2014 ACO Results Are In. Conclusion: Implementing New Payment Models Are Challenging

As a key part of the ACA. CMS made healthcare payment innovation a cornerstone of the bill.  After a few years of implementing this, the results are in.  For 2014, CMS had a $3 million loss instead of savings.

This goes to show healthcare innovation and reform especially payment model innovations need a bit more time.  As the saying goes, an aircraft carrier can’t turn on a dime.  With the complexity and size of the US healthcare system, we are truly a massive organization that needs a wide turning radius.