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Quality, Health, and Spending in Medicare Advantage and

Among studies of health, the most common area of study was the inpatient setting (56%), in which more than 75% of measures examined hospital readmissions. 8 …

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Key Components of the Healthcare System: Disease

(4 days ago) DM’s value is the result of behavior changes to improve health. 3 DM is driven by members’ disregard to healthy lifestyles and proper medical routines. CM fills the need for transportation

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The Value of Health Information Technology: Filling the

(4 days ago) The value of health care information exchange and interoperability. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005;Suppl Web Exclusives:W5-10-W5-8. 3. Buntin MB, Burke …

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The Impact of Health Information Technologies on Patient

(5 days ago) Health information technologies can be implemented without impact on patient satisfaction. The lacking synergistic relationship should be …

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Real-World Examples of Patient-Centered Healthcare

(6 days ago) Beacon Communities. Healthcare providers generally have the same 3 aims: 1) to provide better healthcare, 2) to help patients achieve better health, and 3) to do that at a reduced cost.

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CMS HCC Risk Scores and Home Health Patient …

(9 days ago) Patient experience is a critical quality dimension of healthcare and is also associated with patient outcomes, such as patient safety and readmissions. 1-3 In …

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Comparison of Healthcare Delivery Systems in Low- and …

(1 days ago) Health Aff (Millwood). 2011;30(10):1844-1851. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0644. 41. Collins SR, Rasmussen PW, Doty MM, Beutel S. The rise in health care coverage and affordability since health

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Distributive Justice in American Healthcare: Institutions

(7 days ago) Analysis is based on (1) discussions of a group of experts convened by the Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services at …

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CMSC Partners With FCMSC to Launch Mental Health

(3 days ago) The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) is teaming up with the Foundation of the CMSC and EMD Serono to launch a new Mental Health Mini Mentorship Program this summer.

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Health Care Costs for Patients With Rare Disease Greater

(8 days ago) 2 days ago · Health care costs are 3 to 5 times greater for people with rare diseases compared with those without, according to a new study. A retrospective …

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The Association of Social Determinants of Health With

(5 days ago) A higher CRG risk score is an indicator of poorer health status and greater severity of illness. Table 4 identifies the association of the SDOH categories with the variations in …

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The Essential Role of Population Health During and Beyond

(2 days ago) The authors detail how population health management enables health systems to promote public health, strengthen health system resiliency, and …

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Which Components of Health Information Technology Will

(2 days ago) The financial effects of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange (HIE) are largely unknown, despite unprecedented federal incentives for …

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Gallup Index Shows US Well-Being Takes Another Dip

(6 days ago) Americans’ sense of well-being edged lower again in 2018, according to a Gallup index that has tracked 5 health, financial, and social factors since 2008.. While the dip was not as large as it

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Integrated Delivery Systems: The Cure for Fragmentation

(4 days ago) Geisinger Health System is similarly structured, but serves patients outside its health plans. 10. Model 2: IDS or MSGP without a health plan-a …

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Contributor: The Price of Mental Wellness

(6 days ago) More than a decade ago, Congress passed a law that required insurance companies to cover mental health services at levels similar to physical health services. 11 Yet, today, mental health

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Aetna Requires Precertification for All Cataract Surgeries

(Just Now) The health insurance provider said it believes up to 20% of all cataract surgeries may be unnecessary, but ophthalmology groups disagree.

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Patient ID Errors in Healthcare Are Common, but Preventable

(4 days ago) Mix-ups in patient identification are a fairly frequent occurrence that can cause real harm to patients. These events are highly preventable with strategies that range from the common sense to …

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Health Systems Take on Role as Anchor Institutions

(6 days ago) As healthcare professionals continue to recognize the impact of social determinants on a person’s health, health systems have welcomed their role as …

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CVS Health’s 2021 Health Trends Report Spotlights Virtual

(5 days ago) Citing 2021 as the year of the pharmacist, this year's CVS Health’s Health Trends Report discusses pressing issues for pharmacists to monitor, including availability of COVID-19 vaccines to

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Contributor: Postdischarge Medication Reconciliation Is

(2 days ago) Unplanned hospital readmissions are a perennial concern in health care. In addition to being disruptive and stressful for health plan members, …

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Challenges, Solutions in Addressing Rural Health Disparities

(4 days ago) With systemic health and social inequalities contributing to a lack of health care access and a growing mortality risk among rural Americans, the COVID-19 …

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The Green Environment, Air Pollution, and Respiratory Health

(4 days ago) Increasing air pollution and climate change have an impact on respiratory health and mortality, explained speakers in 2 sessions on the environment and respiratory diseases at the European

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Key Issues Influencing 2022 Employer Health Care Strategy

(9 days ago) Key Issues Influencing 2022 Employer Health Care Strategy and Plan Design. August 31, 2021. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak …

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What Role Should the Healthcare Delivery System Have in

(2 days ago) Awareness of the role of social determinants of health in relation to health status of individuals and populations is growing. Recent analyses have characterized the barriers to accessing

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Insomnia Risks and Costs: Health, Safety, and Quality of Life

(3 days ago) Health benefit costs and absenteeism due to insomnia from the employer’s perspective: a retrospective, case-control, database study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2009;70(8):1098-1104. 71.

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Healthcare's 'Big Data' Challenge

(6 days ago) Healthcare's 'Big Data' Challenge. July 16, 2013. Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH. The American Journal of Managed Care, July 2013, Volume 19, Issue 7. While there is …

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Do Health Systems Respond to the Quality of Their Competitors

(7 days ago) Although health systems may have attempted to adjust prices to gain bargaining power, MNCM did not report total cost measures until after the conclusion of …

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Leveraging Health Information Technology for Accountable

(1 days ago) The authors discuss health information technology in the context of health systems, the potential harm of electronic health record vendor consolidation, and overcoming barriers in providers

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Race/Ethnicity, Personal Health Record Access, and Quality

(9 days ago) Race/Ethnicity, Personal Health Record Access, and Quality of Care. March 30, 2015. Terhilda Garrido, MPH , Michael Kanter, MD , Di Meng, PhD , …

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Review Explores Health Literacy in Patients With MS

(7 days ago) Health literacy in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is a multidimensional concept, and health care providers should use this knowledge to plan optimal care for these patients, according to a

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Considering Sex and Gender Differences in Respiratory Health

(6 days ago) Health care and research need to do a better job of taking into account sex and gender differences that can affect disease, healthy behaviors, and care delivery, according to speakers at the

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Getting From Here to There: Health IT Needs for Population

(Just Now) Using health information technology to manage a patient population in accountable care organizations. J Health Organ Manag. 2016;30(4):581-596. …

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Review Explores Relationship Between Bone Health

(8 days ago) In a recently published review, authors assessed the relationship between poor bone health and type 1 diabetes (T1D) and outlined potential mechanisms that may account for …

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Electronic Health Record "Super-Users" and "Under-Users

(5 days ago) There were 38,638 health system—affiliated practices in the HIMSS data; 32,236 (83.4%) indicated they had a live and operational EHR, and of these, 30,123 (93.5%) provided survey responses.

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The Role of Health Systems in Reducing Tobacco Dependence

(3 days ago) Implementing health systems change interventions is an effective way to make tobacco dependence treatment a routine part of patient care compared with …

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Oncology Nurse Navigators: Putting the Value in Value

(8 days ago) The ONNs may access Jersey Health Connect, 11 a nonprofit health information exchange, to find out if the patient has been admitted to the …

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Hinge Health: Musculoskeletal Costs Doubled in Past Decade

(9 days ago) Hinge Health’s State of MSK Report 2021 found that although patient outcomes remained stagnant in the past decade, cost for musculoskeletal care doubled with …

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Panel: COVID-19 Presents Opportunity to Reform Health Care

(Just Now) Health systems, payers, and other health entities could be required to share this data, whereas “developing federal requirements for national, state, and local authorities to collect and report

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Mental Health in ACOs: Missed Opportunities and Low

(Just Now) Mental Health in ACOs: Missed Opportunities and Low-Hanging Fruit. March 12, 2013. Allison N. O'Donnell, MPH , Brent C. Williams, MD , Daniel Eisenberg, PhD …

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Could Psychedelics Ease Mental Health Toll From COVID-19

(6 days ago) The fallout from COVID-19 has spotlighted the limitations of US mental health care, prompting the question if alternative treatments—like psychedelics—could help …

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What the Heroin Abuse Crisis Means for Public Health

(8 days ago) Implications for Public Health. The heroin abuse crisis poses a wide array of significant implications for public health—including the effects of illicit drug use on business and the economy. In

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CMS Targets Health Care Disparities in ESRD Rulemaking for

(9 days ago) The proposed changes to the payment model for end stage renal disease (ESRD) would make it the first payment model under the CMS Innovation Center to directly address health equity by

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Population-Based Health Policy: Elderly

(4 days ago) Population-Based Health Policy: Elderly. The elderly population in the United States is growing significantly. People who are 80 years and older most likely need long-term care due to severe

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