Healthcare Business Weekly Update, August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016  Vol. XVIII, No. 24
Sponsored by: Hospital-Nursing Home Collaborations to Reduce Avoidable Admissions and Readmissions: A UPMC Case Study on Curbing Long-Term Care Hospitalizations

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) RAVEN project to reduce hospitalizations among nursing facility residents was one of two programs that significantly reduced avoidable hospitalizations and costs in this population, according to a CMS evaluation. During Hospital-Nursing Home Collaborations to Reduce Avoidable Admissions and Readmissions: A UPMC Case Study on Curbing Long-Term Care Hospitalizations, an August 2016 webinar available for replay, April Kane, UPMC's RAVEN project co-director, shares the key components of the RAVEN program and preparations for the fall launch of RAVEN Phase 2, designed to test a new payment model. Click here to order or obtain more information.

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  1. Impact of Cardiac Bundled Payments Should Be Modest for Most Hospitals: Avalere Study

  2. High-Cost Individuals Factor in Aetna Decision to Narrow Individual Public Exchange Participation

  3. Stratifying High-Risk Patients in 2016: As Risk Prediction Prevails, Industry Eyes Social Determinants, Rising Risk

  4. Episodes of Care: Improving Clinical Outcomes and Reducing Total Cost of Care Through a Collaborative Payor-Provider Relationship

  5. New Chart: What Are the Top Health Coaching Delivery Modalities?

  6. Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2016: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry

  7. Health Coaching Tops Employees' Wish List for Achieving Wellness Goals

  8. 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Population Health Management

  9. Pharmacies' Integrated Approach with Community Mental Health Centers Elevates Adherence Rates, Lowers Costs

  10. Infographic: Building a Million-Dollar Physician Relationship

  11. Homebound, Elderly Patients Missing Out on In-Home Care: UVA Study

  12. Federal Grants Boost Telehealth for Medically Underserved Areas

  13. Population Health Management: Don't Ignore Natural Inertia Driving Low-Risk Populations

  14. Evidence-Based Health Coaching: Patient-Centered Competencies for Population Health

  15. Patients and Healthcare Professionals Divided on Responsibility and Cost in Healthcare: Xerox Research

  16. Measuring and Evaluating the Impact of Home Visits for Clinically Complex Patients

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