Healthcare Business Weekly Update, August 8, 2016
August 8, 2016  Vol. XVIII, No. 22
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  1. Choice for New Medicare Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Participants: CPC+ Track 1 or Track 2?

  2. In New High, Medicare Readmissions Penalties Expected to Total $528 Million: Kaiser Health News

  3. Fewer Than 2 in 10 Hospitals Regularly Use Patient-Reported Outcomes Despite Medicare's Plans for the Measures: HealthCatalyst Survey

  4. Physician Reimbursement in 2016: 4 Billable Medicare Events to Maximize Care Management Revenue and Results

  5. Lack of Pharmacy Access Sends Some Patients Back to Hospital

  6. Targeting High-Risk and Rising-Risk Patients: A Multi-Pronged Strategy

  7. In Industry's First MIPS Guarantee, Athenahealth Goes At-Risk for Reimbursement Alongside Providers

  8. New Chart: Top Participating Providers in Accountable Care Organizations

  9. Infographic: Increasing Patient Engagement with mHealth Apps

  10. 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Plans

  11. UnitedHealthcare Doctors Earn More Than $148 Million in Quality of Care Bonus Payments

  12. 9 Protocols to Promote Patient Engagement in High-Risk, High-Cost Populations

  13. New Frontier Community Health Integration Demo Aims to Shrink Distance Between Medicare Patients and Care

  14. Horizon BCBSNJ Episodes of Care: No-Risk Retrospective Model Paves Way for Value-Based Migration

  15. Patient Engagement Programs Boost Care Plan Adherence, But Behavioral Health a Barrier

  16. Three Pillars of Health Coaching: Patient Activation, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology

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