Resource Overview
This section discussed the opportunities for health centers to join HIE, the barriers that need to be overcome, and the evidence for HIE impact to health centers. There are also information here on how to meeting the meaningful use requirements for interoperability.
Why? - Relevance of HIE
Relevance of HIE to MACRA
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Relevance of HIE to MACRA

The Impact on Health Centers

In this brief, we describe the relationship between new federal legislation regarding physician payment and the exchange among organizations of health information. For many years, Medicare has paid physicians on the basis of a resource-based relative value scale. This approach has led to increases in resource utilization and inappropriate care rather than rewarding physicians on the basis of quality of care and patient outcomes.

It has resulted in steadily increasing physician fees, which the government attempted to control by implementing the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR). SGR slowed the increase and could even result in decreased in physician reimbursement. There has been a need to address these issues and to provide incentives which might lead to greater value to patients and fairer physician Medicare reimbursement.

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The Quadruple Aim
Quadruple Aim

A Conceptual Framework

Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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