November 9, 2020  Vol. XII, No. 22
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. HHS Proposes Regulatory Reform through Retrospective Review

  2. Telemedicine Reduces Cancellations and No-Shows for Rheumatology Care During COVID in Large Ohio Health System

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

  4. Preventive Healthcare Dropped Significantly During First Two Months of Pandemic Lockdown; Study Finds Disparities in Switch to Telemedicine

  5. Affordable Care Act Hasn't Lowered Non-urgent ER Visits

  6. Reducing Avoidable Healthcare Utilization: Benchmarks and Metrics

  7. Medicaid Expansion Linked To Lower Mortality Rates for Three Major Types of Cancer

  8. Accountable Care Organizations: Benchmarks and Metrics

  9. Underinsurance Is Growing, But HSAs Aren't Keeping Up

  10. Stay Connected Program Helps Isolated Seniors

  11. Food Insecurity Linked To Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Death

  12. Patient Engagement Trends: Positive Payoffs from Patients Activated in Their Healthcare

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

  14. Healthy Indiana Plan, Shared Data Improve Medicaid Enrollment, IUPUI Study Finds

  15. U.S. Falling Behind in the Healthcare of Those 50 and Older

  16. Taking a Scalpel to Opioid Painkiller Risks

  17. Cancer and COVID-19 Mortality, Study Findings from Ochsner Cancer Institute

  18. Study Confirms Spit Testing May Help Doctors Diagnose Concussions

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