Healthcare Business Weekly Update, March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019  Vol. X, No. 40
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 Updates Consumer Resources for Comparing Hospital Quality

  2. Employed Physicians Generate an Average $2.4 Million a Year Per Hospital

  3. Medicare Chronic Care Management Billing: Evidence-Based Workflows to Maximize CCM Revenue

  4. Kaiser Permanente Improves Emergency Care for Patients With Chest Pain

  5. How Conversational AI Will Improve the Standard of Healthcare

  6. Most Causes of Healthcare Fragmentation Not Related to Medical Need

  7. Social Determinants and Population Health: Redesigning Care Management to Bridge Clinical and Non-Medical Services

  8. New Chart: What Are the Most Effective Components of Patient Engagement Programs?

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

  10. Healthcare Consumers Motivated To Make Better Decisions Based on Quality Engagements, But Industry Has Room for Improvement

  11. Post-Acute Care: Benchmarks and Metrics

  12. Centene Corporation Creates "Social Health Bridge" To Address Social Determinants Of Health

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

  14. UVA Expanding Telehealth To Better Treat Diabetes, Heart Disease

  15. Health Coaching in 2018: Facilitating Health Behavior Change with Increasing Reliance on Digital Health Technologies

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

  17. States Can Improve Residents' Health and Reduce Healthcare Spending by Adopting Policies Outside of the Healthcare Sector

  18. Complex Medication Regimens Create Challenges for Home Health Care

  19. Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities

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