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AC Group to Exhibit the 7 Stages of Value-Based Reimbursement at HIMSS 2017


MONTGOMERY, Texas, Feb. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AC Group Inc., a leading company, specializing in the evaluation, selection, and ranking of vendors in the PMS/EHR healthcare marketplace, will exhibit the 7 Stages of VBR technologies and implementational system requirements to succeed in this ecosystem at HIMSS'17.

AC Group gathered together information obtained from over 200 ACOs, compared and analyzed an ACO's needs to over 100 technology software and services companies that are providing different pieces of Population Health technologies designed to lower the costs and improve larger Population health outcomes. After this thorough analysis, AC Group has arrived at a comprehensive 7 Stages of Value-Based Reimbursement (VBR) to guide care teams in overcoming the challenges in the VBR financing system and make them aware of the technologies required for managing deliverables in this brave new world.

AC Group has identified 15 different functionalities that are crucial to thrive in a VBR financial world and believes that Population Health is only one of the 15 categories. Starting from the bottom and working up, the 7 stages of VBR clearly explains the step-by-step needs of healthcare organizations interested in VBR financing models.

"To thrive in this new market, payers and providers must start with technology that supports integration from multiple sources, implements advanced analytics and Care Coordination programs based on best practices and national care guidelines, and should implement patient and family engagement programs. For this they will have to search for software vendors that meet all of the 15 components of VBR," said Mark Anderson, CEO - AC Group. "Since, Medicare VBR contracts will begin on October 1, 2017, followed closely by commercial insurance plans in early to late 2018, the time to start evaluations is now, and any delay in decision making will probably lead to poor VBR contracting results and lost profits."

Mark Anderson will also be delivering a speaker session on "7 Stages of Value-Based Reimbursement". As a Healthcare Futurist with over 1,000 conference speeches on the needed improvements in healthcare, he will share his unique perspective on Value Based Reimbursement (VBR) system and his insight on what level of technology is required to navigate through the 7 different Stages of VBR successfully. The session will be held at 10:30 AM on February 20th, at Population Care Management Center in HIMSS'17.

About AC Group

AC Group, Inc., formed in 1996, is a healthcare technology advisory and research firm designed to save participants precious time and resources in their technology decision-making.  A leading company specializing in the evaluation, selection, and ranking of vendors in the PMS/EHR healthcare marketplace, AC Group is renowned for its detailed report on vendor PMS/EHR functional, usability, and company. AC Group has conducted more than 450 PMS/EHR searches, selections, and contract negotiations for small physician offices to large IPAs and hospitals since 2002. ACG provides independent advisory and consultative services designed to assist physicians in evaluating and selecting technology to enable the creation of the "The Digital Medical Office of the Future."

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Mark R. Anderson, CPHIMS,FHIMSS
Healthcare IT Futurist
AC Group, Inc.
18445 Hwy 105 W  Suite 102  PBM 289
Montgomery, Texas, 77356 USA

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