Accountable Care

"Through the use of Acuere, two of our satellite clinics have achieved better blood pressure control than our organization as a whole," said Marianella Napolitano, vice president of performance improvement at Cleveland-based Neighborhood Family Practice.

By Mike Miliard 11:31 am August 25, 2016
OCHIN, the multi-state information network serving 170 health organizations and more than 10,000 clinicians, has launched Acuere, a real-time data aggregation system meant to help drive clinical improvements and operational efficiencies.
By Kaiser Health News 10:45 am August 25, 2016
In their professional journals, at conferences, on social media and healthcare blogs, and in comments to federal regulators, the nation's doctors are expressing growing anger and frustration about the changes MACRA will bring.
By Jeff Lagasse 10:55 am August 18, 2016
While opponents argue that accountable care organizations have yet to produce tangible cost-savings, those in favor of the model point to better care quality among the reasons. 
Medicare readmission penalties
By Kaiser Health News 09:21 am August 03, 2016
The federal government will punish 2,597 hospitals during the next year for having patients return within 30 days and while that number is similar to last year, the average cost of each penalty will be 20 percent more, according to a new analysis.
Premier, America's Essential Hospitals

America's Essential Hospitals CEO Bruce Siegel, MD said that the partnership with Premier will help its members engage in population health management practices. 

By Mike Miliard 11:44 am August 02, 2016
Premier Inc. is joining forces with America's Essential Hospitals, which champions care for vulnerable populations, in a bid to improve quality, cost and population health at essential hospitals.

"We see CPC+ as the future of primary care in the U.S. and are pleased to partner with payers across the country that are aligned in this mission to transform our health care system," said CMS Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, MD.

By Jeff Lagasse 10:15 am August 02, 2016
CMS innovation model aimed at as many as 5,000 primary care practices of all sizes, including small, independent and rural facilities.
South Carolina analytics interoperable
By Jack McCarthy 10:40 am August 01, 2016
The entities are building a statewide health information network that will enable doctors to share real-time patient data and analytics. 
Mergers value-based Kaufman Hall
By Jeff Lagasse 02:19 pm July 25, 2016
The first half of 2016 has seen more healthcare organization M&A activity than the same timeframe in 2015 as providers are figuring out how to navigate rapid industry change and emerging payment models, Kaufman Hall said. 
Medicare quality ratings
By Kaiser Health News 10:12 am July 25, 2016
While some hospitals fear the ratings will be misleading and oversimplified, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that its analysis proves that all types of hospitals can perform well and have opportunities to improve. 
HHS Starbucks care models
By Jack McCarthy 07:04 am July 21, 2016
While new models of care have emerged, none are easily replicable. That’s challenging in an industry where spending is uncertain but providers and policymakers can look to the most expensive patients as an opportunity to drive innovation.  

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