Impact of Complex Care Management on Spending and Utilization for High-Need, High-Cost Medicaid PatientsFebruary 10th 2020
Complex care management for high-need, high-cost Medicaid patients significantly reduced total medical expenditures and inpatient utilization in a randomized quality improvement trial.
Eliminating Barriers to Virtual Care: Implementing Portable Medical LicensureOctober 17th 2019
In this commentary, the authors argue for moving away from state-based medical licensure and describe policy, technological, and administrative changes necessary for implementing portable medical licensure.
The Sociobehavioral Phenotype: Applying a Precision Medicine Framework to Social Determinants of HealthSeptember 6th 2019
Sociobehavioral phenotypes are actionable risk profiles based on empirically derived social, economic, and behavioral factors that, if applied appropriately, can help healthcare organizations address social determinants of health.
A Novel Pharmaceutical-ACO Collaboration: the Merck/Heritage Provider Network Open Innovation ChallengeJuly 21st 2014
Accountable care is forcing providers to develop new capacities and strategies for managing cost and quality trends. Prospectively managing the health of populations requires shifting the focus of care delivery from episodic interventions to continuous population management. As a result, accountable care organizations (ACOs) are dedicating considerable focus to developing the infrastructure and tools needed to help patients manage their chronic conditions. This is a significant departure from traditional care-delivery models and will require provider organizations to develop new partnerships and embrace new methods.
Patient-Centered Physician Selection: A Necessary First Step for Accountable CareJune 20th 2014
Improving attention paid to patient preferences when matching patients and physicians on the basis of value and quality rather than costs and outcomes can help a patient achieve the overall healthcare experience.
A Novel Pharmaceutical-ACO Collaboration: The Merck/Heritage Provider Network Open Innovation ChallengeMarch 19th 2014
Merck and the Heritage Provider Network forge a new kind of relationship, with the goals of spawning innovation in healthcare delivery and of providing an outline for future collaborations between ACOs and other healthcare stakeholders.