The American Journal of Accountable Care > March 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care - March 2016

January 25, 2016 – Mark W. Ketterer, PhD; Jennifer Peltzer, PsyD; Usamah Mossallam, MD; Cathy Draus, RN; John Schairer, DO; Bobak Rabbani, MD; Khaled Nour, MD; Gayathri Iyer, MD; Michael Hudson, MD; and James McCord, MD
Proactive identification of cognitive impairment and compensatory destigmatized patient/familial psychoeducation regarding “forgetfulness” in hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure may reduce readmission rates substantially.
March 14, 2016 – Morey Menacker, DO
The author discusses the new paradigm for case management services, including inpatient and outpatient responsibilities, in order to succeed in the era of the Affordable Care Act.
March 14, 2016 – Aparna Higgins, MA; Kristin Stewart, MHSA; Grant Picarillo, MS; Nicole Brainard, PhD, MPH; and Kirstin Dawson, MS
Although health plan accountable care models have evolved provider readiness, data, analytics, and the use of performance measurement are important components of plan-provider partnerships.
March 14, 2016 – Amy Holm, MHA, and Hymin Zucker, MD
PQRS and GPRO encompass patient experience, chronic condition management, and population health arenas so that physician reimbursement can be tied to performance. The authors describe how to accurately improve your quality metrics.
March 14, 2016 – Laura Joszt, MA
Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH, president and chief executive officer for Renown Health and chair of The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC)’s ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, spoke to AJMC about what it means to be a physician leader, the industry’s move to population health, the ACO Coalition, and more.
March 14, 2016 – Megan McHugh, PhD; Claude R. Maechling, PhD; Dorothy D. Dunlop, PhD; Linda O’Dwyer, MSLIS, MA; Dustin D. French, PhD; Rahul K. Khare, MD, MS; Anna P. Nannicelli, MPH, MSW; Alexandra R. Brown, BA; a
Findings from a systematic review show that employer-led efforts to date have produced few promising strategies for improving the value of health spending.
March 14, 2016 – Man Hung, PhD; Jerry Bounsanga, BS; Anthony B. Crum, BS; and Maren W. Voss, MS
Analysis of 77,462 family practice providers showed large regional differences in types of procedures performed, and significant differences in submitted charges and payments, across regions.
March 14, 2016 – Donald E. Fry, MD; Michael Pine, MD, MBA; Susan M. Nedza, MD, MBA; David G. Locke, BS; Agnes M. Reband, BS; and Gregory Pine, BA
Coronary artery bypass grafting and cardiac valve surgery have dramatically different risk-adjusted outcomes over the 90 days following discharge, and demonstrate the opportunity for care improvement.
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