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New Collaboration to Support Diabetes Prevention, Management

September 23, 2016 - Leaders of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) have banded together to form a new organization focused on supporting diabetes prevention and management within the primary care ecosystem. DPP leaders on Wednesday announced the launch of the Council of Diabetes Prevention, a membership-based nonprofit, which aims to increase patient access to the National DPP, the first program of...


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Opioid Awareness Week Focuses on Population Health Management

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Opioid abuse is one of the most pressing population health issues in the US, especially among low income patients who are already at a higher risk for chronic diseases and often lack access to care. In an effort to stress the urgency of addressing...

Payers, Providers Make Dental Care a Population Health Issue

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Behavioral healthcare providers, public health departments, and long-term care facilities have started to attract a lot of attention when it comes to developing integrated population health management programs, but dentists and other oral healthcare...

SC Online Population Health Dashboard Reveals Community Disparities

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South Carolina has joined a select group of cities and states making population health management data available online through an interactive dashboard in an effort to combat public health concerns like diabetes, obesity, and insufficient access...

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Applications Close Sept. 15

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The online application for practices interested in participating in the new value-based care model, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), will close at 11:59pm ET on Thursday night, Sept. 15, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)...

Care Coordination, Medication Adherence Key to Diabetes Care

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Rising costs, fragmented care, and limited intervention strategies have led to poor medication adherence among patients with diabetes. But a new report from the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) says coordinated care and lower...

CMS Seeks Providers for Socioeconomic Population Health Program

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CMS is continuing to promote the importance of addressing the socioeconomic determinates of health in population health management programs by revamping the participation criteria for its Accountable Health Communities (AHC) Model. The program...

19 States to Receive CDC Funding to Improve Population Health

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced funding for 19 state-based Disability and Health Programs geared towards identifying population health pain points and implementing a set of best practices to improve the...

CMS Reform Model Fosters Care Coordination, Population Health

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A CMS evaluation of the second year of the State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative shows that the healthcare reform program may be starting to bear fruit in the realms of care coordination, value-based reimbursement, and overall population health...

High-Need Patients a Challenge for Population Health Management

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Patients with functional limitations that keep them from living independently are a major challenge for providers focused on population health management, according to a new Commonwealth Fund data brief, especially because these patients incur...

Integrated Care Delivery May Bring Better Outcomes, Lower Costs

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Integrated care delivery in a team-based primary care setting has the potential to provide better patient outcomes, fewer hospital visits and lower costs, according to a 10-year study conducted by Intermountain Healthcare. Published in the Journal...

Baltimore Population Health Plan Focuses on Racial Disparities

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Baltimore’s struggles with racial inequality have been a fixture in national headlines in recent months, and its troubling population health disparities form a significant part of the problem.  In order to address the stark differences...

Digital Chronic Disease Management Boosts Diabetes Self-Care

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Using digital health tools to promote self-care may be an effective way to improve chronic disease management programs aimed at diabetes, says a new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  A six-week workshop that includes...

Patient-Centered Medical Home May Improve Safety Net Care

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Establishing a patient-centered medical home model in safety net clinics may lead to more primary care visits and less emergency department use among Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed...

Project to Develop EHR Toolkit to Stem Readmissions

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About 95 percent of U.S. hospitals use electronic health records (EHR) for population health management, but the technology has yet to realize its full potential. A team from the Dartmouth Institute is working to change that. Led by Dartmouth...

What is the New Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Program?

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The traditional fee-for-service reimbursement model is slowly being phased out in favor of value-based care, and a new advanced primary care model, called the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program, will launch in 2017 to provide even...

Population Health Management, Big Data Markets Set to Grow

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The need for big data in healthcare IT appears to be driving significant growth in population health management solutions and global healthcare analytics markets, according to two recent studies. According to a Transparency Market Research study,...

Psychosocial Data, Big Data Analytics Can Improve Patient Care

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The fact that health outcomes tend to be worse for patients in poverty or who have lower levels of education should come as no surprise to many clinicians. But most hospitals have only worked around the margins to incorporate concerns about income,...

CMS Revamps Team-Based Home Care Program for Elderly Patients

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As the nation’s patient population continues to trend older and care coordination becomes increasingly important for participation in value-based care programs, CMS is taking some time to tweak one of its team-based home care initiatives....

Open Population Health Analytics Flag Philly Health Disparities

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The City of Philadelphia has released an online, freely available population health analytics application that highlights health disparities and socioeconomic determinates of health at a neighborhood level.  The Community Health Explorer...

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