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.
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.
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.
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.
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that financial integration between physicians and hospitals has led to higher spending in outpatient care.
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.
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Health IT Outcomes Article: ACO Success Stories
First national aco survey on startup costs
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