Healthcare Business Weekly Update, August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019  Vol. XI, No. 11
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. Virtual Care and High Cost Claim Management Are Top Initiatives for Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage in 2020

  2. Collaborative Care Reduces Healthcare Costs and Improves Patient Outcomes

  3. Centralized Care Management to Reduce Readmissions and Avoidable ED Visits in High-Risk Populations

  4. Primary Care Clinic Staffing Mix Should Depend on Patient Needs and Payment Model Design

  5. Understanding Where Patients Live Can Improve Patient Health

  6. Infographic: Top 5 Hospital Performance Metrics

  7. Reducing Avoidable Healthcare Utilization: Benchmarks and Metrics

  8. New Chart: What Are the Leading Reimbursement Models for Population Health Management Programs?

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

  10. Health Insurance Exchange Quality Ratings System

  11. Innovative Community Health Partnerships: Clinical Alliances to Reduce Health Disparities in Underserved Populations

  12. Revisits Have Increased Since Implementation of Program Intended to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

  13. Up to Half of Patients Withhold Life-Threatening Issues from Doctors

  14. Hospital Intervention Raises Likelihood Patients Will Treat Their Addiction After Discharge

  15. Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring in 2018: Virtual Visits Spike, Wearables Wane

  16. Framework for Patient Engagement: 6 Stages to Success in a Value-Based Health System

  17. Dementia Care Program Improves Mental Health of Patients, Caregivers

  18. Prize-Winning, Student-Designed App Identifies Social Conditions Contributing to Mortality

  19. NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue advances quality care for trauma patients

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