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Waiver weirdness: What the Oklahoma and Iowa cases could mean for other states seeking ACA exemptions
The VA: A Model for the Whole Health Care System
Value-Based Payment — the Bipartisan Health care win America needs
Why Value-based care Challenges Providers, Payers to offer Retail-like Experience
Know these 5 principles of value-based care, because it’s here to stay
In Pediatric Specialties, Telemedicine Is a Care Management Tool
What hospitals should consider when choosing AI tools
Over 50% of Orgs Lack Adequate Healthcare Cost Reduction Goals
Diabetes and the Commercially Insured U.S. Population
A Surprising trend in Telehealth: It’s Growing—But not Where you Might Expect
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services recently announced that Tufts Health Plan has signed contracts to form MassHealth Accountable Care Organization partnerships with four p...
Tufts Health Plan forms MassHealth Accountable Care Organization partnerships with four provider organizations
A combination of genetic predisposition and rapidly increasing prosperity means that India may be at unique risk from noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. According to a study b...
Chronic Disease Management in 2025 – Technology Takes Charge
Accordant, a CVS Health company and an integral part of CVS Specialty, announced today that it has received NCQA Patient and Practitioner Oriented Disease Management Accreditation for a number of its ...
CVS Health’s Accordant Earns NCQA Disease Management Accreditation for 18 Conditions
Cerner and HealthSouth will collaborate to develop evidence-based solutions to improve care coordination in post-acute care settings. Cerner Corporation is collaborating with HealthSouth Corporation t...
Cerner Partners with HealthSouth for Improved Care Coordination
With many specialists becoming de facto primary care physicians, experts say they should emulate payers’ pop health management techniques to control costs. Specialist physicians have a unique place ...
Specialists are driving Value-based care; Analytics and Population Health tech can help them
The Golisano Center for Community Health offers integrated care to adults and children. In a 2017 report entitled “Strategic Partnerships for Tomorrow’s Health Care,” Sg2 highlights numerous ca...
Proactively addressing population health while improving access to care
The Pennsylvania HIE has developed tools through a partnership with Orion Health to integrate population health management directly into participants’ EHR systems. Operational since 2005, Keystone H...
KeyHIE Innovates for Interoperability, Population Health Management
Insurance coverage of mental health services via telehealth technology is surging to unprecedented levels amid an opioid abuse epidemic and increased access to behavioral healthcare generally, a new ...
Coverage For Mental Health Via Telemedicine Soars At U.S. Employers
Facing another 5% increase in health-care benefits costs, more large U.S. employers plan to focus on how they deliver and pay for health care while still looking at traditional methods of controlling ...
Employers Shift Focus to Manage Increasing Health-Care Costs
Patient engagement is a term that is heard in almost every facet of healthcare today. From the technology perspective, it often is translated into how many clicks or logins equal the achievement of me...
Meaningful patient engagement: A nurse’s perspective
If there’s one thing organizations share when it comes to population health, it’s that there’s plenty of opportunity to refine their strategy. The top takeaways from this year’...
Top 4 Population Health Challenges
Improving adherence to chronic disease management and treatment plans is a critical facet of improving outcomes and keeping costs low. In order to engage patients, communicate efficiently, and help in...
Overcoming Patient Barriers to Chronic Disease Management
It looked like a bad case of shingles. At least that’s what the doctor working at a hospital in rural Virginia thought when he examined a patient who had come in. Still, he wanted to be sure. So he ...
Telemedicine: A Lifeline for Rural Residents
Just a few years ago, the accountable care organization concept was compared to a mythical unicorn. Now, with burgeoning Medicare and commercial models to build upon, Medicaid ACO programs are relativ...
The Evolution of Shared Savings Payment Methodologies for Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations
A case study in American Health & Drug Benefits showed that Advocate Health Care, an accountable care organization in the Chicago area, reduced healthcare costs by $3,800 per patient, or $4.8 mill...
Accountable Care Organization Saves $4.8M With Nutrition Aid
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 has many parts tied to Medicare and other federal health plan beneficiaries, but first and foremost it is a bill that brings an end to the sust...
What We Know About Value-Based Care Under MACRA, MIPS, APMs
Instead of looking to reduce demand by shifting costs to employees, large employers are increasingly hoping to constrain health insurance cost growth through value-based contracts with providers, acco...
Large employers increasingly leaning on value-based contracts
The health care industrial complex has spent billions of dollars and untold amounts of time trying to make medical records as flexible, invisible and unobtrusive as possible for patients and clinician...
Why doctors hate electronic records — and what could change that
Centene CEO Michael Neidorff said he remains bullish on the Obamacare exchange business, and he’s confident congressional leaders won’t pull the plug on people who have gained health cover...
Largest Obamacare insurer sees strong profits in ACA market despite ‘headline noise’ of repeal
When an endurance runner with a history of heart failure felt under the weather, he brought his activity tracker data from a workout to his cardiologist. Dr. Michael Blum examined the runner’s heart...
Doctors view technology as largely problematic
More nonprofit senior living and care providers with multiple properties are adopting electronic health records than smaller nonprofit organizations, according to the results of a recent LeadingAge su...
Large nonprofits outperforming smaller organizations on EHR adoption
As a Millennial, I have been keeping a close eye on the evolution of America’s healthcare system, and what its changes may mean for my future. Chronic medical diseases impact more than 133 milli...
How An Inspirational Insurance Company Is Empowering Underserved Populations in Chicago
Telehealth has the potential to help rural patients remotely access specialized healthcare that’s often only available to those in large metropolitan areas — but convincing payers like Medicar...
The CONNECT for Health Act may ease telehealth restrictions — here’s how
Home health care providers are on edge after the CMS issued a proposal Tuesday to overhaul the Medicare payment system, with major restructuring changes that could result in a payment cut of $950 mill...
Home Health Stocks Tank in Wake of Potential $950 Million Payment Cut
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