Healthcare Business Weekly Update, December 11, 2017
December 11, 2017  Vol. IX, No. 36
Sponsored by: Trends Shaping the Healthcare Industry in 2018: A Strategic Planning Session

Uncertainty regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act, combined with industry market forces, including consolidations, positioning for value-based healthcare, cost containment, technology and efforts to understand and address the whole patient, have been key drivers in the healthcare industry this year.

During Trends Shaping the Healthcare Industry in 2018: A Strategic Planning Session, a December 2017 webinar now available for replay, two industry thought leaders, David Buchanan, health plan consultant, Buchanan Strategies LLC, and Brian Sanderson, managing principal, healthcare services, Crowe Horwath, provide a roadmap to the key issues, challenges and opportunities for healthcare organizations in 2018. Click here to order or obtain more information.

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  1. Medicare Actuary Report: 2016 National Healthcare Spending Growth Slower Than Previous Year's

  2. Medicare Shift to Quality Over Quantity Challenges Small Physician Practices: WU School of Medicine Study

  3. Top 5 Digital Priorities of Health System Leaders: UPMC CCM-Health Management Academy Study

  4. Centralized Care Management to Reduce Readmissions and Avoidable ED Visits in High-Risk Populations

  5. Medication Errors Drop 80 Percent When Pharmacy Staff Take Drug Histories in ER: Cedars-Sinai Study

  6. L.A. 'Housing for Health' Supportive Housing Saves Money During First Year: RAND Corporation Study

  7. 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Social Determinants of Health

  8. New Chart: What Is the Greatest Challenge in Conducting Home Visits for High-Risk Populations?

  9. New HealthSounds Episode: 7 Benefits of Leveraging A Patient Portal to Promote Population Health

  10. Infographic: Impact of New Hypertension Guidelines

  11. Home Visits in 2017: Opening Door to Enhanced Patient Adherence, Reduced Hospital Utilization

  12. Medicare Chronic Care Management Billing: Evidence-Based Workflows to Maximize CCM Revenue

  13. Colorado Community Health Alliance Named Medicaid Regional Accountable Entity in 8 Counties

  14. Home Visits for High-Risk Patients: Tools, Timing and Outcomes

  15. Four-Fold Jump in Deaths in Opioid-Driven Hospitalizations: Harvard Medical School Study

  16. Patient Portal Roll-Out Strategy: Activating and Engaging Patients in Self-Care and Population Health

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