Leavitt Partners White Paper: Assessment of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program

November 17, 2015 | By

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.


NPR Article: Doctor Treats Homebound Patients Often Unseen Even By Neighbors

November 9, 2015 | By

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.


Washington Post Article: Patients’ Needs Addressed in ‘Person-Centered Health Care’

November 9, 2015 | By

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.


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.


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