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Tech issues stand in way of making CMS payment models work well

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This is from FierceHealthcare:

“As providers gear up to participate in CMS’s revamped payment models, one major hurdle stands in the way for many: technology.

“Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D., a healthcare business strategist who has worked with more than 200 hospitals to implement value-based payment models, told FierceHealthcare in an interview that fee-for-service healthcare didn’t really require providers to manage large data sets the way that new advanced payment models do.

“Even as providers invest in better electronic health records and other technological upgrades, plenty of the work and data remains in silos, making it hard to access and use effectively, she said. ”

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