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Evolving Your Practice to Meet Quality-Based Reimbursement

As we enter the second year of data collection for Medicare’s Quality Payment Program (QPP), it is worth thinking through some higher-level thoughts and strategic goals. Adapting to the increasing amounts of quality-based reimbursement requires practices and providers to undergo “practice transformation”—adopt population health tactics through process changes, expanded use of data and changes in the work performed by providers and staff.

Unfortunately, there are no recipes or easy answers. Each practice must identify the needed changes based on their local environment, opportunities, as well as their organizational capacity to evolve.

Click here to read the rest of this Medical Economics article, which explores value-based programs, electronic health records, human resource management and more.

Adam Weinstein, MD

Adam Weinstein, MD

Adam Weinstein, MD, is vice president of medical affairs with Clinical IT Services at DaVita and a part-time clinical nephrologist in Maryland. He serves as the American Medical Association Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) advisor for the Renal Physicians Association (RPA) and chairs the RPA clinical data registry workgroup. Dr. Weinstein is a cofounder for the Kidney Health Center of Maryland. He has worked as VP of medical affairs at the University of Maryland, Shore Regional Health and has served on the Maryland Healthcare Commission and RPA board of directors. He completed his training in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical Center. Twitter: @Adjweinstein