Healthcare Business Weekly Update, October 3, 2016
October 3, 2016  Vol. XVIII, No. 29
Sponsored by: Advanced Care Coordination: Bridging the Gap Between Appropriate Levels of Care and Care Plan Adherence for ACO Attributed Lives

Winding down its three-year Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network (UTSACN) credits its explosive growth in attributed lives and provider participation and achievement of shared savings in both 2014 and 2015 to its advanced care coordination program. During Advanced Care Coordination: Bridging the Gap Between Appropriate Levels of Care and Care Plan Adherence for ACO Attributed Lives, a September 2016 webinar now available for replay, Cathy Bryan, director, care coordination at UT Southwestern, shared how UTSACN's care coordination model manages utilization while bridging the gap from where patients are to where they need to be for care plan adherence. Ms. Bryan also highlighted UTSACN's Home Health Evaluation Program, which saved the health system $6 million in its first quarter alone. Click here to order or obtain more information.

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  1. Latest MACRA Support Network Prepares Clinicians for Quality Payment Program

  2. 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Coordination

  3. CMS: Long-Term Care Final Rule Sets Standards for Patients' Care Quality and Safety

  4. Medication Management in 2016: Polypharmacy, Diabetes Patients Priorities for Pharmacist-Led Interventions

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

  6. New Chart: What Are the Top Health Coaching Health Behavior Change Tools?

  7. AMA: Most Physicians See Potential for Digital Health to Improve Patient Care

  8. Home Visit Handbook: Structure, Assessments and Protocols for Medically Complex Patients

  9. ACA Coverage Gains Widely Shared Across Groups

  10. 3 Embedded Care Coordination Models to Manage Diverse High-Risk, High-Cost Patients Across the Continuum

  11. Infographic: The Millennial Physician Mindset

  12. HHS Invests $1.5 Million to Facilitate Health Information Exchange

  13. UPMC RAVEN ECCPs 'Driving Force' in Reducing Long-Term Care Hospitalizations

  14. The New Physician Quality Reporting: Positioning Your Practice for MACRA's Merit-Based Incentive Payment System

  15. CMS Commits $347 Million to Quality Improvement Organizations for Patient Safety Improvement

  16. Behavioral Health Patient Engagement: Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Strategies to Improve Outcomes

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