One-third of chronic condition patients who exchanged emails with their care providers said the communication improved their care, a recent Kaiser Permanente study published in The American Journal of Managed Care shows.
The shift to value-based care and payment models is well under way, and as the Huron Consulting Group said in a recent report, “While the appropriateness of the rate of change can be debated, health systems can be sure that transformation has started and population health management is the future of healthcare delivery.”
Healthcare IT News polled the chief information officers at the 21 winning Healthcare IT News’ 2015 Best Hospital IT Departments and asked them about the projects they’ll be pursuing in 2016 as well as their predictions for healthcare or health IT in the coming year.
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In late October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Fiscal Year 2016 percentage payment reports for the 3000+ hospitals participating in the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program.
The HVBP program is an important effort by CMS to provide tangible incentives to hospitals to improve the quality of care that they are delivering. Current results show uneven performance both geographically and by different types of hospitals.
. Using literature review and interviews, AJMC has identified 8 shared attributes of programs, such as accountable care organizations, readmission initiatives, special needs plans, care transition programs, and patient-centered medical homes, that successfully treat high-need, high-cost patients.
According to a new report from the McKinsey Center for US Health System Reform, there are currently 64 insurance plans led by providers like hospitals or healthcare systems available through the health insurance marketplaces. Next year, there will be 72.
Although house calls may harken back to the country doctor of decades past, it could be the future of medicine. In 2013, about 2.6 million Medicare claims were filed for patient home visits and house calls. That’s up from 2.3 million visits in 2009 and 1.4 million visits in 1999, according to Medicare statistics.
More than half of people receiving or providing care without a single health care manager, an aspect of person-centered care, didn’t think their care would improve much if they had one, while more than three quarters of those who had one said it improved things a lot.