Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Population Health Would be Easy, If it Wasn’t for Our Patients!

February 24, 2015     Pete Rivera
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We focus on the technology and clinical side of Population Health, but there is another aspect that is harder to control; Patient Compliance.

Forging Ahead on MSSP Progress in Small-Town North Carolina: Coastal Carolina’s ACO Experience

February 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Stephen Nuckolls and his colleagues at Coastal Carolina are proving that the ACO model of care can work in eastern North Carolina

Reducing Readmissions via “Safe Transitions” at URMC

January 29, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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As a follow-up to one of our Top Ten Tech Trends, HCI takes an extended look at a readmissions reductions program that is centered around following the patient along the care continuum.

Major Providers, Payers Set Their Own Value-Based Goals

January 28, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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An alliance of some of the country's biggest health systems and payers announced a significant commitment to value-based reimbursement models by the year 2020.

State Innovation Models to Invest in Health IT

January 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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The State Health Innovation Plans developed by 25 states—with support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—plan to significantly invest in health IT services, according to a recent analysis from the New York-based research firm, Accenture.

Paul Tang’s New-Century Challenge: Time to Start Treating Patients Like People

January 26, 2015     Mark Hagland
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At iHT2-San Diego, an appeal to healthcare leaders to begin thinking about person-centered healthcare—and to begin to think about the implications of the concept for care delivery going forward

Paul Tang, M.D. at iHT2-San Diego: “Patients 3.0: What’s the Job of a Patient?”

January 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Moving towards the new person-centered healthcare is going to require a dual revolution in thinking, says Paul Tang, M.D.

BREAKING: Marilyn Tavenner Departing CMS (Update: Confirmed)

January 16, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Multiple mainstream media outlets are reporting that Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is stepping down at the end of February.

Medicare’s New Chronic Care Management Codes for MDs: Clinical IT and Other Requirements

January 14, 2015     Mark Hagland
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While physicians can now bill Medicare for chronic care management of their patients, one physician expert cautions that, along with real potential for significant income growth, there are rigorous process and IT requirements involved

In Ohio, Value-Based Care Takes Center Stage

January 9, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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When Mercy Health first partnered with Explorys for its cloud-based platform, the idea was to manage populations, engage patients, and meet PCMH and ACO goals. To date, the results have been impressive, and now the relationship is expanding.

Researchers Develop Tool to Assess Patient-Centered Care

January 5, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed an assessment tool that determines whether a doctor is able to deliver patient-centered care.

Survey Reveals Both Common Ground and Gaps between Patient and Provider Outlooks on Healthcare

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Both providers and consumers feel some degree of anxiety about the future of healthcare, according to a study released today by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs.
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