Healthcare Business Weekly Update, October 7, 2019
October 7, 2019  Vol. XI, No. 17
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. Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Generated $1.7 Billion in Savings Last Year

  2. Blue Cross of Michigan's Patient-Centered Medical Homes Saved $626 Million in Claim Costs Over Nine Years

  3. Profiting from Population Health Revenue in an ACO: Framework for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS Success

  4. Some ICU Admissions May Be Preventable, Saving Money and Improving Care

  5. New Round of Medicare Readmission Penalties Hits 2,583 Hospitals

  6. Infographic: Top 10 Promising Population Health Approaches

  7. Care Coordination in an ACO: Population Health Management from Wellness to End-of-Life

  8. New Chart: Increasing Care Management Efficiencies Throughout the Continuum

  9. Care Coordination Benchmarks and Metrics

  10. AI System Accurately Detects Key Findings in Chest X-Rays of Pneumonia Patients Within 10 Seconds

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

  12. 6 Barriers to Automating Prior Authorization

  13. AMA, Others Ask CMS To Comprehensively Address Prior Authorization

  14. High Deductible Health Plans Allowed to Provide Additional Preventive Care Benefits for Individuals with Chronic Conditions

  15. Virtual Medical Visits Get Wary Welcome From Older Adults, Poll Finds

  16. Population Health Management in 2018: Investing in Social Health Determinants' Data Collection and Analysis

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

  18. Fragmented Physical Activity Linked to Greater Mortality Risk

  19. The Diabetes Pandemic and the Promise of Connected Care

  20. Northwell, Allscripts To Jointly Develop Next-gen Electronic Health Record

  21. Just Over a Quarter of U.S. Adults Favor 'Medicare for All,' but Many Need More Information

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