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Should Value-Based Care Measures Become Patient-Centric?

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By Patient Engagement HIT | May 9, 2017 The healthcare industry must make value-based care assessments more patient-centric, ensuring that value measures consider variables that are important to patients, stated a pair of industry leaders in a Health Affairs op-ed. As patients increasingly face higher financial responsibility for their own healthcare, patients will need this […]

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Value-Based Readiness

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By Jonathan Bees | May 9, 2017 Providers continue to take a cautious approach as they prepare their organizations for a value-based future, focusing their efforts on making the necessary changes to care delivery, finance, and infrastructure they will need to transition from fee-for-service successfully. While their approach has generally been one of restraint, there are […]

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Ready or Not, Leaders Prepare for a Value-Based Future

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By Bob Wertz | May 9, 2017 Whether your politics lean left or right, there is near-universal agreement that fee-for-service, absent clinical and financial accountability, is untenable. In our pre-inauguration Healthcare in the Trump Era survey of 535 healthcare leaders, only three people cited elimination of pay-for-performance and value-based purchasing in an open-response question that […]

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Hackensack Meridian, UnitedHealthcare to form accountable care program

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By Anjalee Khemlani | May 3, 2017 Hackensack Meridian Health announced an agreement with UnitedHealthcare for a new accountable care program. According to a statement, Hackensack Meridian Health and UnitedHealthcare will use data and technology to better coordinate patient care, manage chronic health conditions and address missed patient care opportunities. HMH said this is comparable […]

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Does Shared Decision-Making Support Value-Based Care Models?

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By Patient Engagement HIT | May 3, 2017 Shared decision-making is a helpful and essential addition to value-based care model requirements, according to policy experts from the Urban Institute in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In a recent policy brief, authors Robert A. Berenson and Michael L. Millenson advocated for shared decision-making (SDM) […]

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Business groups push for market-based health reform

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By Paige Minemyer | May 3, 2017 Two organizations that represent some of the nation’s largest corporations are teaming up for an initiative to accelerate the healthcare industry’s transition to value-based care. The Pacific Business Group on Health and the Erisa Industry Committee will partner for the DRIVE Healthcare Initiative, which aims to speed up economic […]

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Garden State Visiting Nurse Association to Merge with Ohio Counterpart

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By Lilo H. Stainton | May 4, 2017 In an effort to meet the growing demand for home-based healthcare and ensure that it benefits from new innovations, New Jersey’s largest nonprofit Visiting Nurse Association will join forces with its Ohio counterpart in what may be the first multistate partnership of its kind nationwide. The VNA […]

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National Survey Finds High Performing Medical Groups Embrace New Technology, Value-Based Care, and Patient Experience

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By Business Wire | May 4, 2017 As healthcare continues to experience tremendous change, medical groups that proactively embrace a patient-centric, value-based approach to practice management are outperforming those following the status quo, according to the 2017 Practice Performance Index (PPI). CareCloud, the platform for high-performance medical groups, collaborated with UBM Medica to conduct the […]

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Business Groups Call for Accelerating Value-Based Initiatives

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By Mary Caffrey | May 2, 2017 Value-based care is good for business—that’s the message from a national partnership of 2 leading business groups, the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and The ERISA Industry Committee, which today announced the DRIVE Health Initiative to promote faster adoption of value-based care. DRIVE, which stands for Deliver […]

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JSOM Study Analyzes Health Care Quality, IT, Reimbursements

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By UT Dallas | Apr. 28, 2017 Management of health care quality and costs has become a prominent topic of debate and research in the last decade in the United States. A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines the relationship between health care service quality, health information technology usage and Medicare […]

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