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AMA Renews Commitment to Public Health after Election Results

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Despite the “anxiety” and “dollop of dread” likely resulting from this November’s Presidential election, the American Medical Association will continue its fight to improve public health, educate providers about...

Large Patient-Centered Medical Homes Employ More Care Coordinators

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Larger primary care practices and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are significantly more likely to have the resources and skills to offer population health management programs and employ dedicated care coordination staff, according to...

MA Medicaid Embraces Accountable Care, Population Health Models

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MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program has received a CMS waiver allowing providers to significantly expand participation in accountable care organizations and innovative integrated delivery models focused on population health management....

How Population Health in Med School Preps Docs for Value-Based Care

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The healthcare industry is a curious mix of cutting-edge innovation and deeply entrenched traditions. Staggeringly complex surgical technologies, electronic health records, and interventions tailored to each patient’s unique DNA live side-by-side...

Medicare Bolsters Population Health Focus with Payment Changes

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Medicare will be making additional funding opportunities available for physicians who engage in care coordination and population health management strategies that improve the delivery of primary and mental healthcare, CMS announced this week....

AMA: Med School Must Include Population Health, EHRs, Big Data

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The American Medical Association is urging medical schools to use a new textbook to train fledgling physicians in population health management, clinical informatics, and electronic health record use in an effort to prepare the workforce for a...

AMA, MSMS Partnership Promotes Diabetes Management in Michigan

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The American Medical Association and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) are teaming up to improve diabetes management and prevent the development of chronic disease in pre-diabetic patients.  The partnership will attempt to reach approximately...

ACOs Lack Resources, Skills for Population Health Management

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Accountable care organizations are having difficulty developing and deploying successful population health management programs due to the underlying challenges of coordinating with community services and accessing the resources required to deliver...

CMS QIO Awards Promote Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality

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CMS is continuing to promote population health management, patient safety, and high quality healthcare with a new round of awards to twelve regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).  The Special Innovation...

CMS: MACRA Will Improve Rural Care Access, Population Health

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The MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) will play an instrumental role in continuing to improve access to care and population health for patients living in rural areas by encouraging providers to deliver data-driven, value-based services, CMS...

CMS Releases Health Payment Info to Aid Data Transparency

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing their data transparency efforts with the release of the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File for 2014 and an updated Market Saturation and Utilization Tool with 2015...

UMass to Study Use of Wearables in Chronic Disease Management

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A $1.23 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing to study how wearable devices, handheld technology tools, and other strategies could improve chronic disease...

How Data-Driven Care Management Improves Population Health in NC

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Comprehensive population health management can be a struggle for providers who lack the data, infrastructure, and community collaboration to support patients across the care continuum.  But many healthcare organizations in North Carolina...

Stress, Depression Negatively Impact Chronic Disease Management

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Depression, stress, and other mental health conditions may negatively affect a patient’s chronic disease management capabilities more than the disease itself, according to a study published in Quality of Life Research.   The study...

Patient-Centered Care May Improve Diabetes Self-Management

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Patient-centered care may improve diabetes self-management and patients’ quality of life, and could also play a significant role in shaping self-care behaviors, according to a new study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics....

Leveraging the Patient-Centered Medical Home for Older Adult Care

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The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), one of the nation’s most promising care coordination and population health management frameworks, may be ideally suited to ensuring that older adults receive the services they need to maintain a...

Will Risk-Based Population Health Management Take Off in 2017?

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Population health management is a top priority for the majority of healthcare organizations, especially those who acknowledge that risk-based, value-driven reimbursements may soon be the dominant form of payment across the industry.  According...

$1.7M Population Health Management Grant Aids Collaboration

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A $1.7 million grant from The Kresge Foundation will foster collaboration and population health management strategies aimed at improving outcomes in low-income communities. The "Healthy Outcomes" initiative, a product of the Nonprofit...

Partnership Offers Chronic Disease Management at Pharmacies

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A newly established population health partnership between University of Michigan Health System (UM) and Meijer pharmacies is aiming to provide chronic disease management services for adults with hypertension. As part of the partnership, UM patients...

Better Medication Adherence May Bring $37 for Each Dollar Spent

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The healthcare industry may see savings of up to $37 for every additional dollar spent on improved medication adherence, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS)...

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