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August Symposium: Tackling Payment Reform
 
A lot is happening in the world of payment reform. Every day, my inbox is filled with tweets, newsletters, and "Breaking News!" about a VBPs, MIPS, MACRA, CJR, BCPI and a whole alphabet soup of others. 

To address the onslaught of information and to really bring into focus what is happening right here in Colorado, Healthy Transitions Colorado is dedicating our August Symposium to payment reform. Register now to join us! Click here for the draft agenda. 

Community Partners receive discounted registration fees!  Your organization can sign up to be a community partner today.
 
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Partnering with Firefights to Prevent Hospital Readmissions
August 11th, 12:00 - 1:00 MT
In the News
Utilization Spot Analysis: Free-Standing Emergency Departments Not Always Used for Emergencies

Results indicate that of the top 10 reasons Coloradans sought immediate care in 2014, seven of the 10 reasons for FSED visits were for non-life threatening events. 
 
Pharmacists Take Aim at Med Errors During Care Transitions
Hospitals and health systems are turning to state-of-the art reconciliation systems. 
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Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Rewards Primary Care Docs for Coordination
Medicare would pay primary care physicians more for coordinating patient care and treating individuals with cognitive, mobility, and behavioral problems under the program's proposed fee schedule for 2017.
How Bundled Payments Ratchet Down Readmissions
Healthcare providers have developed several strategies to reduce hospital readmission rates, but integrating these new strategies across organizations and demolishing the walls that have divided sectors of the healthcare industry for decades remain huge challenge.
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