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Chronic Disease Management Costs 17 Times More than Average

April 22, 2015 - The most expensive patients with the highest service utilization rates, including those who need chronic disease management services for multiple conditions, cost approximately 17 times more than patients who are not considered “high users” of the healthcare system, says a study published this week in the American Journal of Managed Care.  The top three percent of patients...


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Do EHRs Improve Population Health Management, Data Analytics?

Electronic health records remain a barrier instead of a helpful tool for increasing population health management capabilities, clinical analytics, health information exchange, and patient care coordination, say physicians and other stakeholders...

Bringing the Patient-Centered Medical Home into the Community

If there’s one thing to keep in mind about the patient-centered medical home as HealthITAnalytics.com concludes its practice transformation series, it’s that the PCMH is about so much more than checking off boxes on a recognition framework...

Should CMS Nix Stage 2 Meaningful Use Patient Engagement?

Are the patient engagement requirements in Stage 2 meaningful use just too hard for providers to achieve?  CMS seems to think so.  Healthcare organizations are finding the five percent patient engagement threshold to be a stumbling...

Humana: Change the Conversation on Chronic Disease Management

It’s time to change the way the healthcare industry looks at chronic disease management, population health management, and helping patients achieve their best state of health, declared Bruce Broussard, President and CEO of Humana in a keynote...

Senate Passes SGR Repeal, Embraces Value-Based Reimbursement

Value-based reimbursement will largely be the new law of the land after the Senate stepped up to pass the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) repeal.  After keeping the healthcare industry holding its breath for a long two weeks during its...

Partners, Samsung Team Up for Chronic Disease Management

Partners HealthCare and Samsung Electronics announced a new partnership at HIMSS15 today centered on the use of remote monitoring technologies and mHealth to improve chronic disease management. Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated health...

Data Analytics Aid Safety Net Population Health Management

EHR data analytics, real-time clinical dashboards, and a comprehensive population health management program are helping Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), a safety net medical system in San Bernardino County, California, improve patient...

How the Patient-Centered Medical Home, MU Offer Mutual Support

“Competing initiatives” is the phrase most often used to describe why many healthcare providers seem stuck in the health IT dark ages, unable to overcome financial and organizational obstacles, but not all care delivery reforms have to butt...

Are Stage 3 MU Patient Engagement Expectations Unrealistic?

Patient engagement is seen as one of the most important pieces of the Triple Aim: the lynchpin for reducing costs, ensuring high care quality, and making population health management an effective proposition. The proposed rule for Stage 3 meaningful...

$10 Medication Adherence Intervention May Reap 98% Return

A medication adherence intervention targeted towards Medicaid children with asthma that costs just ten dollars per month could substantially increase use of daily corticosteroid therapy while saving millions for managed care plans and state Medicaid...

Patient-Centered Medical Home Complements Healthcare Reform

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model challenges primary care providers to raise the bar on care coordination, population health management, clinical analytics, and access to care, but healthcare organizations that undertake these important...

What Medication Adherence Factors Can Health Plans Control?

Healthcare payers and prescription plan administrators may have more power than they think when it comes to improving medication adherence among diabetic seniors, according to research from Kaiser Permanente, and exercising that power may be...

Higher Hospital Readmissions, Worse Outcomes for Dual Eligibles

Patients who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid experience more hospital readmissions, less positive outcomes, and significantly lower Medicare Advantage Star Ratings, according to a new study from Inovalon.  The large-scale study,...

2800 Stakeholders Join Accountable Care Best Practices Network

The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a coalition of nearly 3000 healthcare stakeholders investing in the development and deployment of accountable care best practices, kicked off its inaugural meeting this week with pledges from...

Can the Patient-Centered Medical Home Help Achieve Savings?

In order for a primary care provider to attain recognition as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), it has to undergo a number of significant changes to its workflows and processes, including expanding office hours, leveraging health IT improve...

Private Payers Driving Value-Based Payment, Accountable Care

Commercial health plans are at the forefront of industry-wide efforts to improve care coordination and embrace value-based payment, writes Karen Ignagni, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in...

Patient Engagement Engine Intends to Boost Population Health

Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated health system, has received $468,000 in grant money from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fund the development of a patient engagement engine intended to leverage big data analytics and machine...

How Does an ACO Differ from the Patient-Centered Medical Home?

There are few things that healthcare regulators like more than a good acronym. With alphabet soup like PCMH, ACO, MSSP, VBR, and FFS, it can sometimes be difficult to tell what the real differences are between the various quality and value-based...

AMA, CDC Launch Joint Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Effort

The American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control have announced the launch of a new Type 2 diabetes prevention effort targeted at the thirty percent of Americans affected by pre-diabetes.  In a press conference this week,...

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