Healthcare Business Weekly Update, January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019  Vol. X, No. 36
Free Download: Post-Acute Care in 2018: Value-Based Reimbursement Models Drive Post-Acute Care Collaboratives and Preferred Networks

Value-based healthcare payment models, such as clinical integration, shared savings, bundled payments, shared risk and full capitation, as well as the need to coordinate care across the acute and post-acute care (PAC) continuum, are reshaping the PAC landscape. With the start of Medicare readmission penalties for skilled nursing facilities starting in October of this year, PAC providers will continue to examine strategies for improving care quality and reducing costs. The percentage of healthcare organizations with a program aimed at improving PAC quality and reducing PAC costs increased from 95 percent in 2015 to 98 percent in 2018, according to the latest Post-Acute Care Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).

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  1. CMS Approves Arizona's Medicaid Community Engagement Demonstration Amendment

  2. Medicare: Voluntary and Mandatory Episode-Based Payment Models and Their Participants

  3. 9 Protocols to Promote Patient Engagement in High-Risk, High-Cost Populations

  4. Partners HealthCare Continues to Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries While Slowing Cost Growth

  5. Population Health Tactics to Boost an ACO's Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Rates

  6. Cedars-Sinai Pharmacists Play Key Role in Transforming Clinical Practice

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

  8. New Chart: What Is the Primary Use of Healthcare Wearable Data?

  9. The Science of Successful Care Transition Management: Leveraging Home Visits to Improve Readmissions and ROI

  10. Smoking Cessation Strategies Targeting Stress Reduction May Be More Successful in Women

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

  12. Short-term Hospital Readmissions for Gun Injuries Cost $86 Million a Year

  13. Infographic: Improving Patient Care through Clinical Integration

  14. NQF and the Aetna Foundation Launch Social Determinants of Health Initiative to Identify Quality and Payment Innovations

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

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

  17. Collaboration Established To Create Blockchain-based Ecosystem for the Healthcare Industry

  18. Improving Medication Safety

  19. Physician-Targeted Marketing Is Associated with Increase in Opioid Overdose Deaths

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