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At Chicago’s Presence Health, Taking a Thoughtful Path Forward into Value-Based Care

March 9, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Sam Bagchi, M.D., chief medical officer and chief quality officer at Presence Health, based in Chicago, shares his perspectives on the thoughtful path that he and his colleagues are taking forward into value-based and accountable care

With the ACA-Repeal Bill Reveal, Patient Care Leaders Can Move Forward Confidently on Value-Based Healthcare

March 8, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The release of House Republicans’ plan to modify the ACA—a bill focused solely on health insurance aspects of the law—means that patient care leaders can now move forward confidently on clinical transformation and population health

Time to Rethink Cost Reduction Strategies Focused on the Highest-Cost Patients?

March 7, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
Medical researchers in Boston take a granular look at what elements really cause the over-utilization of unnecessary healthcare services—and opine on whether patient care leaders should reconsider their focus on which groups to look at in this key area of activity

BREAKING: House Republicans Present ACA Repeal Plan, But Without CBO Scoring—or Key Senate Support

March 6, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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House Republicans release a plan to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act—but it lacks the requisite CBO scoring, and has already acquired Republican Senate opposition

Healthcare Leader on Possible ACA Repeal: “Accountable Care isn’t Going Anywhere”

March 1, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The ACLC’s executive director recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the organization’s current work, how healthcare stakeholders are responding to a possible ACA repeal, and how this all might impact the future of value-based care.

LIVE from HIMSS17: How Louisiana Healthcare Leaders Collaborated to Reduce ED Over-Utilization

February 19, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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A major collaboration between and among the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana, and physicians and hospitals in that state, has yielded significant results in reducing unnecessary ED utilization statewide

LIVE from HIMSS17: Healthcare Organizations Should “Swim to Risk” When Moving into APMs

February 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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During a pre-conference session at HIMSS17 on Sunday, industry stakeholders representing three distinct segments—a health system, a physician provider group and a solo practitioner physician group—shared their insights about risk-sharing in a value-based world

Deloitte Leader Ponders Healthcare’s Post-ACA Landscape

February 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Mitch Morris, M.D., recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the post-election healthcare landscape and how the future of value-based care looks with the new administration at the helm.

Health Affairs: Provider Consolidation Not Directly Associated with Payment Reform

February 8, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Although the prevailing wisdom is that payment reform will accelerate provider consolidation, new research published in Health Affairs finds minimal evidence that consolidation has been associated with accountable care organization (ACO) penetration.

Key Republican Members of Congress Appear to Be Wavering on Full ACA Repeal

February 4, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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In the first week of February, key Senate and House chairmen with jurisdiction over any ACA repeal legislation, appeared to publicly back away from the Republicans’ stated goal of full repeal of the law, speaking instead of “repair”

Physician Leaders Are All-In: The Value-Based Care Train Cannot Be Stopped

January 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
It was quite engrossing to read reports this week that physicians, both in the field and in key leadership positions, are determined to make sure that the core elements of value-based purchasing and accountable care continue to push forward.

Healthcare Leaders Urge Trump Administration to Move Value-Based Care Forward

January 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In a letter to Congress and the new administration, several prominent healthcare organizations have called for a renewed effort to move to value-based, patient-centered payment models that reward improved quality and cost-effective care.

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