Author: Mike Long

Blog: A CEO’s Reflection: Why the Lumeris Collaborative Model Works for Providers, Patients and Payers

October 14, 2015 | By

Essence Healthcare, Lumeris’ pioneer client, has just received an extraordinary rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 5-Stars, for the quality of services it delivers to its Medicare Advantage (MA) members, placing it in the 98th percentile of all MA plans.

Blog: Health Information Exchange Revisited

June 6, 2013 | By

Next week I’ll be traveling to D.C. to speak at the Fourth National Accountable Care Organization Summit sponsored by the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at Brookings and The (…)

Blog: Are Happier Physicians the Answer to Our Health Care Dilemma?

May 8, 2013 | By

I have used the last two blog posts to introduce the Accountable Primary CareSM Model*, or the NineSM C’s* for short. To illustrate the power of the model, I used (…)

Blog: Accountable Primary Care: What Can We Learn From Golf?

April 9, 2013 | By

In last week’s blog, I talked about how a primary care physician, Dr. Smith, changed his behavior, and subsequently his patient’s behavior, maintaining the patient’s health while saving the system (…)

Blog: Accountable Care: A Cost-Control Experiment?

March 2, 2013 | By

A lot of people are talking about accountable care as a cost-control experiment. That assertion misses the Triple Aim of accountable care: cost, quality, and satisfaction. Further, satisfaction must include (…)

Blog: Keeping Doctors at the Center of Health Care

March 18, 2013 | By

The growing reality of health care reform and the cauldron of conflict it creates between the creaking legacy of volume-based reimbursement and new, largely unproven methods of shifting more financial (…)

Blog: What Does a Practicing Accountable Physician Look Like? Do They Behave Differently?

April 1, 2013 | By

Our country is blessed with the finest physicians in the world. They are the best trained and have access to the best medical technology and services. You would think we (…)

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