With the healthcare industry navigating the transition from fee-for-service payment models to value-based care, startups and mature healthcare IT companies are building tools to enable this massive business change.

In many cases, the federal agency driving this transition must certify those tools, ensuring that they hew to new reporting requirements designed to link the quality of healthcare outcomes to provider reimbursements.

Madison, WI-based Forward Health Group, which develops digital tools allowing clinicians to group together patients with similar diagnoses and other attributes, says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved its PopulationManager software as a so-called “qualified registry” for the 2017 performance year. Read the full story here.