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Three EHR challenges hindering value-based reimbursement

June 2017
Managed Healthcare Executive


The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) has rocketed to the top of the list of near-term regulatory challenges for healthcare providers. Because MACRA addresses healthcare payments, quality, and information technology (IT), understanding and complying with it demands attention from clinicians, administrators and IT professionals alike.

Even under ideal circumstances, the shift to value-based reimbursement espoused by MACRA would be challenging—and circumstances are far from ideal. For one thing, there is uncertainty surrounding the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is rattling around in Congress. Just as significantly, healthcare still is dealing with its last IT mega-challenge: adoption and effective use (not to be confused with Meaningful Use) of electronic health records (EHR) systems.

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