The American Journal of Accountable Care > September 2014

The American Journal of Accountable Care – September 2014

September 24, 2014 – A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Co-editor-in-chief, The American Journal of Managed Care, Professor of Medicine and Health Management and Policy Schools of Medicine and Public Health University of Michigan Ann
The United States is in the throes of multiple experiments aimed to shift care delivery from a volume-based to a value-based system. This issue of AJAC examines a number of cutting-edge strategies.
September 24, 2014 – Leif I. Solberg, MD; Logan Stuck, MS; A. Lauren Crain, PhD; Robin R. Whitebird, PhD, MSW; Patricia L. Fontaine, MD, MS; Juliana O. Tillema, MPA; and Anne McGeary Snowden, MPH
Becoming a medical home appears to increase physician and staff job satisfaction, but it also risks decreasing patient satisfaction with access to care.
September 23, 2014 – Thomas L. Higgins, MD, MBA; Donna Hodnicki, PhD, FNP-BC; and Andrew W. Artenstein, MD
The authors propose a framework considering patient complexity and certainty of diagnosis to triage encounters to the most appropriate provider in an accountable care organization.
September 23, 2014 – Steven R. Peskin, MD, MBA, FACP
Since 2011, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc has collaborated with physicians and hospitals throughout New Jersey to transform healthcare delivery. This article details the early successes and key ingredients of Horizon's patient-centered programs.
September 25, 2014 – Stephen Wilkins, MPH
In this article, the author explores how accountable care organizations and other provider organizations can apply population health methods to physician populations to predict which physicians may unknowingly be promoting patient medication nonadherence based upon their patient communication and engagement skills. Training interventions for improving physician communications with patients are also discussed.
September 25, 2014 – Patricia Salber, MD, MBA , and Christobel E. Selecky, MA
Five years after the implementation of the first provisions of the Affordable Care Act and 5 months after the close of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplaces, we are starting to be able to measure the impact of the law.
September 24, 2014 – Dominique Hall, BA and Mark Zezza, PhD
To optimize the impact of delivery system and payment reforms, healthcare system leaders may need to align organizational incentives with those facing frontline providers while also considering a wide range of factors that influence providers' choices.
September 24, 2014 – Suzanne F. Delbanco, PhD, and David Lansky, PhD
A growing number of employers are becoming interested in accountable care organizations (ACOs) to improve quality and affordability. This article describes the requirements employers should have for ACOs.
September 24, 2014 – White Paper
IBM Smarter Care uncovers valuable insights into lifestyle choices, social determinants, and clinical factors enabling holistic and individualized care to optimize outcomes and lower costs.
September 24, 2014 – Mary K. Caffrey
The ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, a project of The American Journal of Managed Care, hosts meetings via WebEx, an online tool that combines elements of the conference call and PowerPoint. The sessions offer opportunities to hear case studies and ask "on the ground" questions, as new reimbursement models take shape.
September 24, 2014 – Jeffrey Farber, MD, MBA, FACP
Treating physicians as your most valued customers: embracing the role of chief happiness officer to drive physician engagement and change management.
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