Healthcare Business Weekly Update, April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019  Vol. X, No. 48
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. HHS Extends Value-Based Payment Models Into Primary With "Primary Cares Initiative"

  2. Primary Care Practice Transformation: Evaluating the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative (CPC+)

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

  4. Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long Term Acute Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule for FY 2020

  5. Americans Say Healthcare Isn't the Consumer Experience Leader It Needs to Be

  6. Humana Focuses on Social Determinants of Health and Improved Healthy Days in its Medicare Advantage Population

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

  8. New Chart: What Are the Leading Social Determinants of Health for Which Healthcare Organizations Screen?

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

  10. Telehealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation Reduces 30-day Readmissions

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

  12. New Data on Sepsis Outcomes in Hospitals Shows How Fatalities Can Be Reduced

  13. Infographic: Sepsis Alert

  14. Few At-Risk Adults Getting the Diabetes Prevention Help They Need

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

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

  17. 28 Health Systems Commit to Transforming Behavioral Health in Hundreds of Communities Nationwide

  18. Multigenerational Claims Study Highlights Employees' Health Issues: Key for Employers to Address Care Costs Today and in the Future

  19. Reducing Care Needs of Teens with Substance Abuse Disorders

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