Retailers potentially have the know-how and resources necessary to take traditional marketing efforts and apply them to population health management.
Cost and quality metrics are integral parts of the accountable care movement; this makes attribution essential to successful reporting.
The issue is not how much money clinical prevention measures save, but how much value they add.
Economic growth is an important assumption when predicting the likely increase of value-based payment arrangements.
No one disputes the revolutionary power HIT can have on the practice of medicine. The question is whether HIT will have a more powerful effect on the needle or the haystack.
Following a four-month struggle, Massachusetts was granted a three-month extension by CMS to extend existing coverage plans past the end of open enrollment.
Achieving access to services for those who need care is on the mind of all health systems around the country.
By becoming active participants in the emergence of Accountable Care Organizations, employers can shape ACO priorities and business decisions and thereby secure potential value for their own organizations.
Whether or not the compliance date for ICD-10 implementation will remain October 1, 2014 is still unknown. At this point, all signs point to this being the year.
Paul Gardner, Senior Analyst at Leavitt Partners, underscores the importance for ACOs to not only produce shared savings but to also meet quality measures.