Healthcare Business Weekly Update, March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020  Vol. XI, No. 40
Free Download: Patient Engagement in 2019: Positive Payoffs from Patients Activated in Their Healthcare

The perennial challenge for healthcare organizations as they continue to develop and refine programs aimed at improving healthcare quality while reducing costs is engaging patients in these initiatives. Actively engaged patients have been shown to have lower costs and improved outcomes. The percentage of healthcare organizations with a formal patient engagement program inched slightly higher between 2017 and 2019 with 75 percent reporting they have a formal program in 2019, compared with 71 percent in 2017, according to the Patient Engagement Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Download this free HINtelligence report for more data on the leading methods to identify/risk stratify patients for engagement initiatives, the most common barrier to patient engagement success, the impact of patient engagement on quality metrics, care plan and medication adherence and overall healthcare spend and much more.

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  1. CMS Allows For 1135 Waivers, Suspends Non-Emergency Survey Inspections in Response to Coronavirus National Emergency

  2. What Can Hospitals Do to Prepare for COVID-19 Cases?

  3. Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2020: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry

  4. AI Used to Identify High Risk COVID-19 Safety Net Patients in Cook County

  5. When the Doctors get Sick with Coronavirus - How Telemedicine Provides an Answer

  6. Infographic: 10 Telemedicine Reimbursement Myths & Realities

  7. Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management

  8. New Chart: In Which Care Sites Are Health Coaches Embedded?

  9. Patient Engagement: Benchmarks and Metrics

  10. Hospitals Overspending on Corporate Services, Could Reduce Costs Without Impacting Quality

  11. 3 Embedded Care Coordination Models to Manage Diverse High-Risk, High-Cost Patients Across the Continuum

  12. Opportunities and Barriers to Adopting Value-based Payment Models

  13. MedPAC's Recommendations on Medicare Payment Policy

  14. Limiting Out-of-Network Payments to Hospitals Could Produce Cost Savings Similar to Single-Payer Options

  15. Low-income Older Adults Dually Enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid Have Substantially Higher Mortality Rates Than Adults Solely Enrolled in Medicare

  16. Accountable Care Organizations in 2020: Medicare Shared Savings Program ROI Trending Upward

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

  18. New Findings Confirm Predictions on Physician Shortage

  19. Primary Care Physicians on the Front Lines of Diagnosing and Providing Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Half Say Medical Profession Not Prepared to Meet Expected Increase in Demands

  20. Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, and Quality of Care Among Top Drivers of Discrepancy in America for Elderly Americans

  21. Healthcare Consumers Increasingly Making Payments Online, New athenahealth Research Shows

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