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Care Coordination Cuts Nursing Home Spending, Hospitalizations

February 4, 2016 - Improved care coordination techniques are reducing the number of preventable hospitalizations among patients residing in long-term nursing home facilities, according to new data published by CMS this week.    Most healthcare providers participating in the Enhanced Care and Coordination Providers (ECCP) program are producing steady declines in preventable admissions and the associated...


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Patient-Centered Medical Home Keeps Spending Low, Quality High

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The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) continues to show staying power as one of the healthcare industry’s most effective cost-cutting and quality-boosting initiatives, says the latest annual report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care...

Is Population Health Management a High Priority for Providers?

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Population health management may not be as much of a focus for the healthcare community as previously thought, according to a report by Numerof & Associates. While more than half of providers surveyed in the report think of population health...

PCORI Offers $70M for Population Health Management Research

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $70 million in new funding for research initiatives to improve population health management. The funding will support the implementation of nine research projects involving...

Cognitive State Impacts Chronic Disease Management, Readmissions

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A patient’s cognitive impairment level is one of the key indicators that he or she may be headed for a preventable hospital readmission due to inadequate chronic disease management, says a new study published in the American Journal of...

Four Population Health Management Steps for Safety Net Patients

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Achieving the Triple Aim of healthcare starts with a firm foundation in patient-centered population health management, which can help to improve patient satisfaction and lower unnecessary spending.  But providers across the care continuum,...

How Accountable Care Impacts Population Health Management

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It’s no secret that value-based reimbursement and population health management go hand-in-hand as two of the primary drivers of quality reform, but it hasn’t always been easy to get providers to embrace the risk involved in making...

Healthcare Internet of Things, EHR Markets to See Rapid Growth

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The healthcare IT systems market looks like it will see growth during the next five years, as population health management, the healthcare Internet of Things, and the EHR markets all expect at least a modest compound annual growth rate in the...

Patient Engagement Must Be Top Priority for Quality Healthcare

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Healthcare organizations shouldn’t spend all their time developing sophisticated health information exchange networks that connect clinicians without sparing a thought for how patients will be able to access the wealth of electronic data...

ECRI: Healthcare Internet of Things to Boost Population Health

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Some of the upcoming healthcare trends for 2016 could bring major improvements to population health management. The healthcare Internet of Things may play a major role in the continued improvement of population health management strategies in...

Safety Net Population Health Management Means Doing More with Less

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For healthcare organizations of any size, type, and specialty, every dollar always counts.  The immutable bottom line regulates all activities, from technology purchases to staff salaries to what gets served in the cafeteria each day. ...

How the Patient-Centered Medical Home “Repackages” Primary Care

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The healthcare industry operates in a unique economic niche where the “what you see is what you get” principle that governs most other consumer interactions only vaguely applies.  Patients often walk into the consult room with...

Why Mental Healthcare is Key to Population Health Management

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There is an odd division in the healthcare world that creates an unfortunate schism between the clinical care of a patient and his mental and behavioral wellbeing.  Even as population health management programs grow and expand, forging new...

HHS, CMS Announce Accountable Care Organization Growth Plans

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) accountable care organization (ACO) programs are growing larger than ever before, according to a press release from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The programs will...

RAND: Patient-Centered Medical Home May Cost $147K Per Year

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Are the potential savings and patient care benefits of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) worth the costs?  RAND Corporation is weighing in on the eternal debate over the benefits and drawbacks of implementing the innovative care framework...

CMS Offers $157M to Fund Community Population Health Management

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Recognizing the need to integrate the social and community needs of patients into population health management on a broader scale, CMS has announced a new $157 million funding opportunity to bolster innovative strategies for helping to address...

Just 8.3% of Safety Net Patients Receive Hepatitis C Screenings

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Only 8.3 percent of eligible patients seen at safety net community health centers receive appropriate screenings for the hepatitis C virus, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA),...

Claims Big Data Analytics Flags Medication Non-Adherence Rates

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Claims data is often cited as a goldmine for emerging big data analytics strategies, due to their comprehensive and generally standardized nature.  Coupled with diagnostic information and clinical notes found in EHRs, researchers can fill...

176M May Be Covered by Accountable Care Organizations by 2020

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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have quickly become one of the industry’s most successful strategies for enlisting providers in value-based reimbursement arrangements, and have rapidly brought significant changes to population health...

Online Patient Engagement Spikes When High Costs Are Involved

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Patients who are financially responsibile for high out-of-pocket costs are significantly more likely to choose email and other online patient engagement methods over an expensive office visit to contact providers about their health concerns,...

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