At the push of a button, many more patients and payers will be comparing the cost of the care you provide to the cost of the same care provided by other physicians. They will also be able to ask why your quality scores are different compared to other physicians.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established Blue Button, an application program interface (API), in 2010 to provide health information access to more than 53 million Medicare beneficiaries. Even though it has been slow to impact physicians, that is about to rapidly change as innovators clamor to produce tools that will compare and score physicians.
As a physician you will – at the push of a button – be able to review where you stand in cost and quality compared to your partners and competitors. You will also be able to determine where you can improve and grow your practice.
Not sure how to manage this? Register and attend CMS Blue Button: Physician Scoring - Kickstart Your Awareness on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. CST.
Hosted by OnRamp Healthcare, the webinar will introduce you to the cutting-edge innovators at Onyx Health who are speaking to physicians for physician benefit. Mark Scrimshire, Chief Interoperability Officer at Onyx Health will share Onyx Health's role in Blue Button 2.0, specifically how it enables marketplace changes, and how it will be used by innovative health care teams and patients in the coming months and years.
Attend the webinar and find out:
- What physicians need to know now.
- Innovations that will give providers tools, like apps for their patients that can collect and share their health data with them.
- How this can improve care coordination between you and your patients, and between the entire care team and the patient.
The Blue Button vision is to use information technology to empower greater collaboration between health care providers and patients. If its goal of improving health is to be realized, physicians will have to be able to use this technology to their advantage. Click here to register.
Shawna Bertalot, CIC, ACI
President, WisMed Assure
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