Healthcare Business Weekly Update, October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014 Vol. XVI, No. 37
Sponsored by: Moving the Metrics: Financial and Quality Returns from System-wide Care Coordination and Risk Stratification

Mark Green, system director of the Care Coordination Center (C3) at Ochsner Health System, will share, during an October 8th webinar, his organization's system-wide approach to health risk stratification and care coordination -- why they took this approach, how they assign a severity index to patients and the financial and quality returns achieved. Click here to register or for more details.

  1. CMS Releases Data on Financial Relationships Between Healthcare Industry, Doctors, Teaching Hospitals
  2. Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2014: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry
  3. Infographic: The “Digital” Patient
  4. 6 Elements of Highmark’s Pay-for-Performance ‘Best Practices’ Project
  5. Guide to Value-Based Reimbursement: Profiting from Payment Bundling, PHO Shared Savings, and Pay for Performance
  6. Transition to Value-Based Care for Physicians, Hospitals Growing, but Lagging Behind Fee-for-Service: Study
  7. Case Study in Physician Practice and Payment Transformation: The CDPHP Experience
  8. HIN Survey to Track Embedded Case Management Along Care Continuum
  9. Advancing Primary Care with Embedded Case Management: Lessons from the Taconic IPA Pilot
  10. New Chart: Top Barriers to Telehealth and Telemedicine
  11. CVS Report Outlines Interventions to Increase Medication Adherence by 5 to 15 Percent by 2017
  12. 42 Metrics for Improving Medication Adherence
  13. Ochsner Health System C3: Protocols in Transition Care Management Codes Scalable for All Panel Sizes
  14. Aetna Compassionate Care: “Advanced Illness Care Coordination Can’t Be Measured by Numbers Alone”

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