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One of the biggest concerns Farzad Mostashari, MD, chief executive officer of Aledade, has about accountable care organizations, is that they are going to experience backlash similar to what managed care has received in the past.
What we're reading, July 8, 2016: Aetna will meet with the Department of Justice to discuss Humana purchase; Pfizer will disclose serious risk of addiction when marketing opioids; and US insurers' spending on prescription drugs nearly quadrupled from 2003 to 2014.
The key in developing core sets of quality measures is looking at coordination of care, cost of care, and quality of care, as methods that all work simultaneously together, explained Marilyn Tavenner, president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans. However, she added that creating a small amount of measures centered upon core conditions and directly tied to outcomes is far more beneficial than creating a hundred new measures.
UnitedHealth Group is suing American Renal Associates Holdings for fraudulent behavior, and Anthem and Express Scripts are facing a lawsuit for overcharging on prescription drugs.
In this segment, Bruce A. Feinberg, DO; James Gilroy; Ira Klein, MD, MBA, FACP; and Ted Okon, MBA, discuss how consolidation in the healthcare industry is increasing costs of care, which consequently, impacts the potential success of value-based care models.
The Oncology Care Model is one of the most recent bundled payment programs announced by CMS, going into effect July 1. Participants will need a robust data analytics program in order to meet practice requirements, and achieve clinical and financial goals. Read on for tips to achieve data-driven success, and a simulation of what practice data will look like under the model.
What we're reading, July 4, 2016: a hospital is offering free housing to get super-utilizers out of the emergency room; campaigns for patients to gain access to stem cell treatments are gaining momentum; and why hospital/physician integration and consolidation probably won't lower costs.
In the last 5 years urgent care has seen a rise in popularity. Here are 5 facts about urgent care clinics.
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