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On the Horizon: A Delivery System Increasingly Untethered from In-Person Patient Visits

January 16, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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An op-ed in The New England Journal of Medicine, authored by Sean Duffy and Thomas H. Lee, M.D., lays out clearly an argument for the path forward around a care delivery system increasingly untethered to in-person patient visits

Could HHS and CMS Shift Direction on Mandatory Bundled Payments? It’s an Intriguing Prospect

January 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Alex Azar’s comments in his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearings were highly intriguing; only time will tell what might happen to mandatory bundled payments under his direction, at Health and Human Services

One Expert Looks at the CVS/Aetna Combination through the Broader Lens of Health Industry Change

January 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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David Friend, M.D., the chief transformation officer in the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation, shares his perspectives on some of the new business combinations that are disrupting all healthcare sectors

Optimism and Daily Challenges: The Leaders of a Rural Oklahoma FQHC on Revenue Cycle Management

January 4, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of the Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center, a federally qualified health center in south-central Oklahoma, discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their organization in the revenue cycle management arena

Looking at San Diego’s Healthcare Landscape: What Can Advanced Markets Teach Us?

January 3, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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What can we learn from the leaders of the San Diego healthcare market? As it turns out, a lot—about collaboration, payer-provider relations, taking on risk-bearing contracts, population health—and more. And what the provider and payer leaders are learning in that...

Market Profile: A MediCal Managed Care Perspective on the Challenges and Opportunities Facing San Diegans

January 2, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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In looking at the San Diego metro market, an important perspective is that of the MediCal (Medicaid) managed care viewpoint of that healthcare market; Community Health Group’s Joseph Garcia shares his views on the challenges and opportunities going ahead

Edging into 2018, Could 2017 Turn Out To Have Been an Inflection-Point Year?

January 1, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It feels as though 2017 was an important year in the preparation on the part of advanced patient care organizations, to plunge more deeply into risk-based contracting—at a time of accelerating risks to providers (including cybersecurity risks) of all kinds

In New York State, a Unique MSSP ACO Cares for Patients with Intellectual Disabilities

December 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In New York state, the Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY) is leveraging data and analytics in order to optimize care delivery to patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Market Profile: San Diego’s Leaders Manage Parallel Trajectories When It Comes to Population Health

December 12, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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San Diego is one of the more advanced metro healthcare markets, with a long history of risk-based contracting; yet providers must manage both risk-based and FFS contracting, in parallel environments, to be successful

The Leapfrog Group and a Chicago Community Hospital Square Off in a Lawsuit Over Quality Grading

December 11, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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St. Anthony Hospital in Chicago is suing the Leapfrog Group over a dispute about the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade that it received this fall, opening a new, legal, front in the discussion around quality ratings

When State Medicaid Leaders Talk, We Need to Listen

December 10, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The discussion that took place at the Sloan School of Management at MIT last month was highly relevant to a host of issues around not only Medicaid program reform, but overall health system reform across the U.S. healthcare system

Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Suzanne Delbanco on ACO Measurement and the CVS-Aetna Deal

December 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Suzanne Delbanco, Ph.D. of Catalyst for Payment Reform, which is focused on helping employer-purchasers get value for their spending, shares her perspectives on the CVS-Aetna merger, and on CPR’s new ACO value measurement tool

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