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6 Success Factors for Pediatric Patient-Centered Medical Homes

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The patient-centered medical home has become a popular and promising framework for improving care coordination, fostering preventative care, and generating better outcomes for patients, including children.  The patient-centered medical home’s...

Value-Based Care to Spur New Population Health Management Tools

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Value-based care and risk-based reimbursement contracts will continue to be a catalyst for the development and implementation of innovative population health management tools, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.  As providers...

Leveraging Risk Stratification for Population Health Management

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Understanding a patient’s risk for developing new conditions – and a provider’s financial risk for treating those conditions – is the foundation for meaningful population health management, according to a new report from...

Care Coordination Improves Outcomes for Dual Eligible Patients

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Patients who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid experience better healthcare outcomes when they have access to health plans that bolster care coordination between both programs, according to a recent blog post from the Centers for Medicare...

AMA Adopts New Patient Safety, Population Health Policies

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The annual meeting of the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates produced a slew of new policies and position statements designed to help the nation’s physicians improve patient safety, expand access to care, leverage emerging...

AMA Urges Payers to Cover Chronic Disease Management Program

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has asked private and public healthcare payers to include the National Diabetes Prevention Program as a covered benefit to advance chronic disease management strategies for beneficiaries with prediabetes....

NCQA Releases Patient-Centered Medical Home Standards Updates

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is requesting industry comment on its updates to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) standards guide for 2017. In a press release, NCQA describes its updates, saying that these updates...

Analyzing Medicare Chronic Disease Prevalence, Spending Rates

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Helping patients improve their chronic disease management skills is one of the most common tasks for primary care providers, and also one of the most costly.  Caring for patients with hypertension, diabetes, asthma, chronic kidney disease,...

State Monitoring, Predictive Analytics May Cut Opioid Abuse

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Diabetes, obesity, and heart disease aren’t the only epidemics affecting the patient population across the nation.  Prescription opioid abuse, misuse, and overdoses also cause serious harm and thousands of deaths each year as providers...

How to Use Big Data for Tailored Population Health Management

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Let’s travel to the very near future of population health management. The hypothetical ABC Health Plan recently got a new member: Selma, a 57-year-old woman with heart failure. To help Selma manage her condition, improve her quality of...

Using Health Coaching to Improve Chronic Disease Management

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New research supports claims that robust health coaching helps enhance chronic disease management for safety net populations. In a recent article published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine, lead researcher Anjana E. Sharma,...

Geisinger Patient-Centered Medical Home Cuts Care Costs by 9%

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The debate over the true value of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) continues with a new study by Geisinger Health System, which indicates that the comprehensive care framework may be able to reduce the total costs of patient care by nearly...

ACO Success Relies on Population Health Management Tools

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Healthcare providers who wish to succeed as accountable care organizations have to address a lengthy checklist of tasks, strategies, and technologies long before they can hope to accrue shared savings from Medicare or a private payer.  Developing...

3 Key Steps to Achieve Scalable Population Health Management

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A thriving and scalable population health management strategy relies on patient risk stratification, care coordination, and data-driven approaches to care, says the recent PwC report, Population Health: Scaling Up. According to the report, population...

NIH Grants $11.6M for Precision Medicine, Care Disparities Work

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are helping to advance precision medicine and improve care disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups with a new five-year award. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Miami, and...

Population Health Management Tool Wins Data Sharing Prize

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Two physicians and Clinical Informatics Fellows at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have won the top prize from the de Beaumont Foundation’s  “Closing the Data Divide” Virtual Challenge for the development...

Do Providers Apply Population Health Management Inconsistently?

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There is significant variation in the way individual practices select high-risk patients for participation in care management and population health management programs, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care,...

Mental Health Care Disparities Impact Population Health

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Some of the biggest challenges that healthcare providers face when developing effective population health management strategies include racial and ethnic care disparities and integrating mental and physical health. Based on the finds of a new...

Patient Engagement, Population Health Are Key to ACO Success

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There is no standard recipe for success when it comes to developing an accountable care organization that can earn incentives through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  The chequered history of the initiative, which has faced an...

Home Interventions Boost Asthma Chronic Disease Management

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When it comes to effective chronic disease management, healthcare providers and medical researchers may need to refocus their efforts on how quality care can extend beyond the hospital walls, especially for racial minorities and socioeconomically...

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