Healthcare Business Weekly Update, April 1, 2019
April 1, 2019  Vol. X, No. 44
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' State Innovation Model Makes Progress on Stakeholder Alignment, Behavioral Health Integration and Population Health Management

  2. Medicare Remote Patient Monitoring: CMS Allows "Incident to" Billing

  3. Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring: Benchmarks and Metrics

  4. Computer Program Predicts Risk of Deadly Irregular Heart Beats

  5. Three Steps To Controlling Healthcare Costs with Data

  6. Health Systems Have Growing, Strategic Focus on Analytics

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

  8. New Chart: What Data Sources Are Used To Stratify for Population Health Management Intervention Levels?

  9. Care Coordination in an ACO: Population Health Management from Wellness to End-of-Life

  10. Strategies to Increase Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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

  12. New Report Exposes Problems With Hospital Medication Errors

  13. Infographic: Addressing Medication Complexity Through Community-Based Strategies

  14. Humana Employees Reach Bold Goal, Achieving 20 Percent more Healthy Days

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

  16. Homelessness and Healthcare: Creating a Safety Net for Super Utilizers with Medical Bridge Housing

  17. UnitedHealthcare's Investments in Affordable Housing to Help People Achieve Better Health Surpass $400 Million

  18. Flaws in CMS Star Ratings

  19. CMS Launches Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge

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