The American Journal of Accountable Care > December 2015

The American Journal of Accountable Care - December 2015

December 09, 2015 – David Introcaso, PhD
For several reasons, including meeting the HHS Secretary’s Medicare quality and value payment goals, the ACO program needs to reformed to equate with Medicare Advantage.
December 10, 2015 – A. Mark Fendrick, MD Co-Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Managed Care Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health Director, Cen
December 10, 2015 – Benjamin M. Gerber, JD
Academic medical centers should strongly consider partnering with community hospitals and independent primary care physicians to achieve success in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
December 10, 2015 – Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH
Considerable attention has been devoted to managing populations around the value proposition. Children, as a population, have received little attention in the accountable care organization (ACO) realm. This manuscript contrasts some of the similarities and differences between adult and pediatric ACOs.
December 14, 2015 – Khin-Kyemon Aung AB; Caterina Hill, MSC, MA; Jennifer Bennet, BS; Zirui Song, MD, PhD; and Nancy E. Oriol, MD
Mobile health clinics represent promising vehicles through which high quality, cost-effective care can be delivered to patients, especially in underserved areas.
December 14, 2015 – Mary K. Caffrey
New goals from CMS and a new law, MACRA, will bring more change in 2016. But patients remain the same-even with new technology and electronic medical records, getting them to invest in their own care takes patience, as attendees discussed at the ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition fall meeting in Palm Harbor, Florida.
December 14, 2015 – Sigrid Mohnen, PhD; Caroline Baan, PhD; and Jeroen Struijs, PhD
Disease management programs for diabetes care based on bundled payment did not slow down the cost growth. Multimorbid adult patients with diabetes had largest cost growth.
December 14, 2015 – Maude St-Onge, MD, PHD, FRCPC
This article aims to review guideline development methodology to inform users on key aspects to consider when judging if a practice should be adapted or changed.
December 15, 2015 – Leif I. Solberg, MD; Stephen E. Asche, MA; John C. Butler, MD; David Carrell, PhD; Christine K. Norton, MA; Jeffrey G. Jarvik, MD, MPH; Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD; Juliana O. Tillema, MPA; Robin R. Whi
Patients with abdominal or back pain identified 21 outcomes important to them, but the reported outcomes are quite different from the symptom and function outcomes studied by researchers.
December 16, 2015 – Enrique Casalino, MD, PhD; Christophe Choquet, MD; Mathias Wargon, MD, PhD; Romain Hellmann, MD; Michel Ranaivoson, MD; Luisa Colosi, MD; GaĆ«lle Juillien, MD; and Julien Bernard, MD
A continuous quality improvement program, based on Lean concepts and including architectural, managerial, and organizational features, allows the emptying of emergency department corridors and the improvement of time interval measurements/quality indicators.
December 17, 2015 – Charles E. Mahan, PharmD, RPh, PhC; and Robert Lavender, MD, FACP
Participants will learn about the prevalence, incidence, and economic impact of venous thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation on patients, as well as the associated treatments and clinical data relating to efficacy, safety, and cost-efficacy.
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