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Physicians Seek Population Health, RCM Advice for Value-Based Care

May 23, 2018 - Physician groups looking to accelerate their transitions to value-based care are actively seeking out advice from consultants who can support the development of improved population health management and revenue cycle management initiatives, according to a new survey from Black Book. More than two-thirds (68 percent) of physician groups with 10 or more practitioners are planning to recruit...


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Social Determinants of Health Dashboard Expands to 500 Cities

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The City Health Dashboard, an online resource offering interactive insights into clinical data and social determinants of health, now covers 500 cities across the United States.  The publicly available tool, developed by the Department of...

Predictive Analytics, Care Management Combine for Value-Based Care

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Healthcare organizations shifting away from fee-for-service, encounter-based care models often find themselves adding traditionally non-billable services to their care management repertoires in an effort to get ahead of chronic diseases and deliver...

CMS Strategy to Focus on Rural Healthcare Access, Quality

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CMS has announced a new Rural Health Strategy, which will help ensure that the nearly one in five individuals living in rural areas have access to quality healthcare. “For the first time, CMS is organizing and focusing our efforts to apply...

Updating PA Practice Laws May Improve Rural Healthcare Access

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Physician assistants (PAs) have the potential to help combat the shortage of physicians in rural communities and improve patient access to healthcare, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) stated in a recent policy brief.   However,...

Over 80% of Nurses See Increased Role in Patient Management

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Eighty-seven percent of registered nurses (RNs) agreed that non-physician healthcare professionals, including RNs and nurse practitioners, are playing an increasingly important role in patient management and care coordination, according to a...

New AHA Digital Tool Offers Chronic Disease Screening Services

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is working to improve community health with its Health Screening Services, which will allow consumers to identify potential chronic disease risks and inspire them to make necessary behavioral and lifestyle...

NIH Grants $10M to Newborn Genome Sequencing Project

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $10 million, four-year grant to HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology in support of their newborn whole genome sequencing project, which will help with the diagnosis and care of newborns...

Opioid Prescriptions Dropped 12% in 2017 as Guidelines Change

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In 2017, the volume of opioid prescriptions saw its biggest decline in 25 years, reflecting changing guidelines and more aggressive population health management techniques, according to a new report from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science....

ACP Urges Social Determinants Data Collection, Education

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To address the care disparities associated with the social determinants of health, healthcare stakeholders must adjust data collection, medical education, and public policy, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has argued. Despite being one...

Minority Health Disparities Impacting Care Access, Management

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Minority health disparities continue to impact several quality metrics, including care access, provider communication, chronic disease management, and mental health treatment, according to a new CMS report. CMS stated that in order to address...

Aetna, Harvard Partner for Population Health Research Initiative

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Aetna will partner with the Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health for a five-year research collaborative that will study the determinants of well-being and their correlation to population health and productivity. Researchers from both organizations...

How NPs, PAs Add Value to Population Health Management Teams

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Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can offer vital support to organizations undergoing their value-based care transitions, especially as providers start to develop population health management teams.  With an expansive...

HCOs Falling Short of Population Health, Value-Based Care Goals

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Slow and steady may win the race in Aesop’s fables, but healthcare organizations that are falling short of their population health management and value-based care goals will have a hard time making up ground against their competitors, reveals...

Population Health Nurses Require Changes in Education, Practices

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Nurses can play an integral role in improving population health, but healthcare stakeholders must first initiate changes in nursing education, practices, and policy to enhance population-focused leadership capabilities and data management skills,...

Humana Targets Social Determinants to Improve Population Health

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Humana’s Bold Goal program, a comprehensive strategy aiming to improve population health, focuses on identifying and addressing social determinants of health to boost outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries in communities across the country....

NY Expands Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to 25 States

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New York State’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) can now exchange critical patient data with 25 other states and Washington, DC, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced. The platform aids prescribers, pharmacists, and law enforcement...

Kaiser Permanente Program Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risks

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Kaiser Permanente’s Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Everyday (PHASE) program can reduce cardiovascular disease risks in patients with diabetes and improve population health, according to a study published in the American Journal of...

Real-Time Scheduling Data Helps BIDCO Manage Population Health

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At Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), coordinating care and managing population health for the patients of more than 2500 affiliated providers comes with a number of organizational and technical challenges. More than 40 different...

Barbershop Population Health Pilot Cuts Uncontrolled Hypertension

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Barbers in Los Angeles helped cut their patrons’ blood pressure along with their hair in a new study aimed at reducing uncontrolled hypertension among non-Hispanic black males.  Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center enlisted 52...

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