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Chris McShanag, VP Healthcare Provider Solutions

Mr. McShanag is the Vice President of the Healthcare Provider Solutions practice at HighPoint Solutions. As Vice President, he is responsible for client engagements and satisfaction delivered to hospitals, physicians, and accountable care organizations, and the leadership and development of solution offerings and business partnerships. Mr. McShanag possesses extensive experience across Healthcare with information technology (IT), business strategic planning, program/project management, mergers and acquisition, outsourcing, implementation/integration, and best practice methodologies.

Prior to HighPoint Solutions he founded chmGroup Global Consulting Solutions, an international healthcare management consulting company and was also a member of IBM Global Services in Asia Pacific, specializing in eBusiness strategy, around the Globe, conducting projects in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Upon transfer to the United States by IBM in 2000, Chris joined a privately held consulting firm and was part of the leadership team to successfully take it through an IPO and eventual sale. He has earned several industry certifications as well as experience speaking internationally on the business benefits and value proposition of technology enabled business strategy and provider impact from Healthcare reform.
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Now that the first performance period for MACRA — the U.S. Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 — is underway, it is vital that healthcare providers identify and implement strategies to ensure value-based reimbursement (VBR) success. MACRA, which expands and reforms quality-based Medicare clinician payments, has the potential based on program incentives to either increase or...

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Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) final rule has been released, changing the playing field by repealing the long-delayed Medicare Part B Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reimbursement formula and replacing it with a new Quality Payment Program (QPP).

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What do you do with legacy data and applications after you rollout your new electronic health records system?

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In today’s healthcare landscape, data grows continuously and at ever-increasing speeds, creating new challenges for a challenged industry.

There are clear and present drivers, not the least of which is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) adding 10 million plus patients to the healthcare ecosystem.  Imagine the data implications of those additional patients: new patient records, additional personal...

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