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Commonwealth Fund Report: Models of Care for High-Need, High-Cost Patients – An Evidence Synthesis

November 3, 2015 | By

This brief analyzes experts’ reviews of evidence about care models designed to improve outcomes and reduce costs for patients with complex needs. It finds that successful models have several common attributes.


KFF Report: Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare – Is the Balance Tipping?

November 3, 2015 | By

In this brief, Kaiser Family Foundation looks beneath national trends to examine Medicare Advantage penetration rates and growth rates in counties across the country to assess the extent to which Medicare Advantage plans are poised to cover more beneficiaries than traditional Medicare across the country.


PR Newswire Article: Centene Announces Overwhelming Shareholder Approval Of Merger With Health Net

October 28, 2015 | By

The final results of a special Centene shareholder vote indicate that 99 percent of the shares voting at the special meeting voted in favor of the proposal, representing 85 percent of all outstanding shares.


Health IT Analytics Article: Population Health Management High Priority for Providers

October 28, 2015 | By

This study conducted by eHealth Initiative shows the diversity of health IT utilization in population health management. Because respondents showed high engagement with population health management and data analytics, researchers state that the importance of those concepts is evident. However, integration of data and its usefulness serve as serious inhibitors.


AJMC Article: Healthcare Integration May Increase Commercial Health Spend

October 28, 2015 | By

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that financial integration between physicians and hospitals has led to higher spending in outpatient care.


Healthgrades Article: New Research Finds Significant Number of Americans Not Getting Care at Right Hospitals

October 28, 2015 | By

One out of every six patients in the U.S. received care in a hospital rated 1-star, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Had those patients researched local doctors and hospitals to identify and select a physician practicing in a 5-star hospital for their specific procedure or condition, they would have faced a 71 percent lower risk of dying or a 65 percent lower risk of experiencing complications during their hospital stay.


Kaiser Health: One-Quarter Of ACOs Save Enough Money To Earn Bonuses

September 17, 2014 | By

Kaiser Health:  One-Quarter Of ACOs Save Enough Money To Earn Bonuses


Health IT Outcomes Article: ACO Success Stories

April 10, 2014 | By

Health IT Outcomes Article: ACO Success Stories


PR Newswire Release: First National ACO Survey on Startup Costs

January 27, 2014 | By

First national aco survey on startup costs 


Government Health IT Article: ACOs Struggle With Data Sharing

January 27, 2014 | By

Government Health IT Article: ACOs Struggle With Data Sharing


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