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Health IT, Care Navigators Most Effective at Lowering Costs

March 9, 2017 - While countless strategies are out there for making care delivery more efficient, a recent Health Affairs study revealed that interventions that use health IT and community health workers realized the greatest cost savings. Researchers examined 43 care delivery transformation projects in the ambulatory care setting funded by the CMS Health Care Innovation Awards initiative in 2012. The innovation...


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Health IT, Care Navigators Most Effective at Lowering Costs

by Jacqueline Belliveau

While countless strategies are out there for making care delivery more efficient, a recent Health Affairs study revealed that interventions that use health IT and community health workers realized the greatest cost savings. Researchers examined...

ACO Incentives, Coordination Improve Complex Pediatric Care

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Children with medical complexities, or children who require the highest level of service and support, are one of the most expensive pediatric patient populations. But provider collaboration and financial incentives through an accountable care...

HHS Sec. Burwell Shares Vision for Value-Based Care Future

by Jacqueline Belliveau

In a recent Health Affairs blog post, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell called for value-based care progress after the Obama administration ends through more alternative payment models, care delivery transformation, and health data access....

Payment Reform Suggestions to Improve Complex Pediatric Care

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Payment reform for medically complex children is needed to support a more family- and patient-centered care delivery model that requires extensive care coordination and non-face-to-face services, a new study in Pediatrics indicated. Researchers...

AMA Backs Team-Based Care Delivery, Value-Based Drug Pricing

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently released updated organization-wide ethical guidelines that detailed how organizations can lower healthcare costs using team-based care delivery as well as how the industry can implement value-based...

Group Calls for Dual-Eligible Claims Reimbursement Changes

by Jacqueline Belliveau

In a recent report, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Project has urged federal officials to improve care delivery for dually eligible Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries by revising claims reimbursement models to better align with...

AMGA: Tie Medicare Reimbursement to Care Coordination Metrics

by Jacqueline Belliveau

According to two comment letters to CMS, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) has urged the federal agency to better align Medicare reimbursements and value-based incentive payments to promote enhanced care coordination. The industry...

Team-Based Primary Care Cuts FFS Healthcare Revenue by 2.5%

by Jacqueline Belliveau

As healthcare providers continue to transition to value-based care, many hospitals and physician practices have focused on how to improve care coordination and team-based approaches to improve patient outcomes and boost their healthcare revenue...

Post-Acute Care Can Help Accountable Care Organizations Save

by Clay Ackerly, MD

As the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) continues to deploy new programs, evidence of the impact of existing models continues to trickle in. One consistent theme: the importance of, and opportunity presented by, improvements...

Anthem Accountable Care Organizations Save $14.8 Million

by Catherine Sampson

Four medical groups participating in Anthem Blue Cross accountable care organization (ACO) arrangements were able to save a total of $14.8 million from 2013 to 2014 due to improved coordinated care efforts, according to an Anthem press release....

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