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Half Of U.S. Doctors Have Pay Tied To ‘Value-Based Metrics’

September 19, 2018 | Bruce Japsen  Nearly half of the nation’s physicians report compensation tied to “value-based metrics” as fee-for-service medicine gives way to alternative payment models that link pay to quality and health outcomes, according to a new survey. The biennial survey from The Physicians Foundation shows 47% of physicians have some of their compensation tied to […]

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Alliance Awards Grants to Study Value-Based Care, Other Home Health Issues

September 6, 2018 | Kaitlyn Mattson The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI) has announced awardees for its 2018 home health research grant funding cycle. Announced Thursday, funding will be used to support projects ranging from public policy to in-home care for patients with dementia. Among this year’s group of awardees are Columbia University School of Nursing and […]

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Accountable Care Learning Collaborative and Leading Provider Organizations Respond to Calls for Value-Based Transformation of US Health Care

August 28, 2018 | Accountable Care Learning Collaborative at Western Governors University  SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) is pleased to release ten new Case Study Briefs (CSBs) in partnership with leading provider organizations – including Mayo Clinic, Ascension, and Montefiore Health System – each offering a concise, tactical […]

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States Leverage Federal Funds to Help Insurers Lower Premiums

August 15, 2018 | Steven Findlay, US News & World Report States are launching reinsurance programs to reduce premium costs for patients with high medical bills. When Tracy Deis decided in 2016 to transition from a full-time job to part-time contract work, the loss of her employer’s health insurance was not a major worry because […]

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State Actions Help Keep Lid on Health Insurance Rate Hikes in NJ

August 13, 2018 | Lilo H. Stainton, NJ Spotlight  Prices will increase but by far less than for consumers in most other states, as New Jersey is ‘working aggressively’ to counter federal changes to Affordable Care Act Although health insurance premiums are slated to increase in New Jersey next year, they will increase by less than […]

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Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to gym

July 25, 2018 | Tom Murphy, The Times Union  That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab. The cleaning crew that fixed up your apartment while you recovered from a stroke? The hospital staff helped set that up. Health care is shifting in a fundamental way for millions of […]

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Value-based care and the role of mobile-first patient messaging

July 24, 2018 | Dr. Tashfeen Ekram, MedCity News Value-based patient messaging must move beyond simple alerts about upcoming appointments to encouraging patients to live healthier lifestyles by delivering timely and tailored messages to spur an action Under the new tenets of value-based medicine, providers are incentivized based on patient outcomes and experiences, rather than mere […]

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