Healthcare Business Weekly Update, May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019  Vol. X, No. 51
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 Takes Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices and Increase Transparency

  2. New Leapfrog Group Report Finds Risk of Death Nearly Doubles for Patients Using Hospitals Graded As "D" or "F"

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

  4. HCA Healthcare Using Algorithm Driven Technology to Detect Sepsis Early and Help Save 8,000 Lives

  5. Children Who Use Asthma Tracking App Have Better Disease Control and Fewer Hospital Visits

  6. Essentia Health Virtual Telemedicine Services Support Rural Hospitals and Clinics

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

  8. New Chart: What Are the Leading Reimbursement Sources for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Programs?

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

  10. Boston Medical Center Develops Social Needs Screener as Part of Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Outcomes

  11. Assessing Social Determinants of Health: Screening Tools, Triage and Workflows to Link High-Risk Patients to Community Services

  12. Improving Health Outcomes with Help From Artificial Intelligence

  13. Infographic: Addressing Social Health Determinant Barriers to Better Health

  14. Stanford Medicine Pilot Program Uses Data-driven, Integrated Team Approach To Predict, Prevent Disease

  15. Post-Acute Care in 2018: Value-Based Reimbursement Models Drive Post-Acute Care Collaboratives and Preferred Networks

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

  17. Involving Community Volunteers Shows Promise for Reducing Healthcare Use by Seniors

  18. Humana Spotlights Commitment to Addressing Social Determinants of Health in 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

  19. Hospital and Clinic Executives See Rising Demand for Accurate Exchange of Patient Records

  20. Health Analytics in Accountable Care: Leveraging Data to Transform ACO Performance and Results

  21. HIEs Play Growing Role in Integration of Claims and Clinical Data

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