WHERE THE BRIGHTEST MINDS in health and IT meet.
February 19-23, 2017
With MACRA on the horizon, many providers are just beginning to understand the implications of this new payment paradigm. For large health systems and metropolitan networks, the transition will be enabled by ample financial, IT and educational resources. But, for rural and urban health providers serving medically underserved populations, the road looks more foreboding, complicated by smaller budgets and the lack of resources and IT expertise needed to make the transition. However, GA-HITEC, the rural HIE serving over 4000 rural PCPs and 56 critical access and rural hospitals in Georgia, is already developing innovative plans to ease the transition, serving as a model of excellence for aiding small, independent practitioners in rural areas. This session will discuss how implementing a data-centric approach to rural HIE development, backed with education and technical support, can streamline the MACRA transition.