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.
Debbie Zimmerman reflects on the Lumeris & CAPG expert panel and the delivery of accountable primary care.
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.
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.