Healthcare Business Weekly Update, March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020  Vol. XI, No. 41
Free Download: Reducing Avoidable Healthcare Utilization in 2019: Re-Directing Non-Emergent Care To Appropriate Care Settings

Medicaid expansion programs, newly covered individuals under healthcare insurance exchanges, the rise of big data, and shifts in healthcare delivery models have influenced emergency department and hospital utilization. Some 38 percent of healthcare organizations indicated that utilization of healthcare services has increased at their facility as a result of expanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Nearly 86 percent of healthcare organizations have a program to reduce avoidable healthcare utilization, according to the new survey on Reducing Avoidable Healthcare Utilization Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN). The majority of healthcare organizations focus their efforts on reducing avoidable hospitalizations, with 78 percent of healthcare organizations reporting they have a program aimed at this task.

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  1. CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19

  2. CMS Approves Washington State's Request for 1135 Medicaid Waivers

  3. Telephonic and Community-Based Care Coordination Model: An Early Engagement Approach for Medicaid Managed Care

  4. COVID-19 Issues Affecting Clinicians and Organizations in Value-based Payment Models

  5. OCR To Waive Potential Penalties for HIPAA Violations for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

  6. Infographic: Secure Health IT Asset Disposition

  7. A New Vision for Remote Patient Monitoring: Creating Sustainable Financial, Operational and Clinical Outcomes

  8. New Chart: Remote Patient Monitoring Vision

  9. Accountable Care Organizations: Benchmarks and Metrics

  10. Nurse Practitioner Clinical Settings Key to Delivery of Patient-Centered Care

  11. Proactive Care Management in a Top-Performing ACO: Closing Quality and Care Gaps in High-Risk, High-Utilization Populations

  12. Social Policies Might Not Only Improve Economic Well-being, but Also Health

  13. Patient Navigators Cut ER Visits, Hospitalization for High Risk Healthcare Users

  14. Telehealth Can Help 'Flatten the Curve,' Serve Critical Role in COVID-19 Response

  15. Clinical Analysis of Video Recorded CPR Cases Improves Resuscitation Outcomes in Emergency Department

  16. Healthcare Trends in 2020: Data Analytics Key To Industry Success

  17. Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Condition Management: Leveraging Technology in a Value-Based System

  18. Alignment of Managed Care Plans for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries

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