The American Journal of Accountable Care > June 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care - June 2016

June 21, 2016 – William Encinosa, PhD; Chun-Ju Hsiao, PhD; Kirsten Firminger, PhD; Jennifer Stephens, MPH; Lise Rybowski, MBA; and Kourtney Ikeler, BA
Marketplace consumers desire more health plan measures on how well plans support long-term patient—physician relationships. Consumers are skeptical of measures about rewarding providers for high quality.
June 21, 2016 – Sayeh Bozorghadad, BS; James Dove, BA; Leah Scholtis, PA-C; Chung-Yin Sherman, CRNP; Joseph Blansfield, MD; Marie Hunsinger, RN, BSHS; Anthony Petrick, MD; and Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD
This study demonstrates that the implementation of a discharge navigation program led to earlier writing of discharge orders and patient release from the hospital.
June 21, 2016 – Carlos E. Mendez, MD; Ashar Ata, MBBS, MPH, PhD; Joanne M. Rourke, NP, CDE; David Greenawalt, PhD; and Jorge Calles-Escandón, MD
A new nursing-driven diabetes education process established within a patient-centered primary care model significantly improved diabetes control for veterans at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center.
June 21, 2016 – Bita Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE; Debra Tan, MPH; Katherine Tittle, MS, RN, FACHE; and Lesley Tomaszewski, PhD, MS
This study presents practice relevant information and actionable results that can help to operationalize evidence-based patient-centered medical home models in pediatric clinics.
June 21, 2016 – Peter A. Gross, MD; Mitchel Easton, BS; Edward Przezdecki, MBA; Morey Menacker, DO; Edward Gold, MD; Vinita Chauhan, MBA, PhD; Juliana Hart, BSN, MPH; Ihor Sawczuk, MD; Robert C. Garrett, MPH; and Robert L. Glenning, CPA
For 2 successive years, the Hackensack Alliance Accountable Care Organization achieved cost savings and maintained quality by using physicians with patient-centered medical homes and nurse care coordinators focused on high-risk patients.
June 21, 2016 – Laura Joszt, MA
Coverage from the 2016 Spring Live Meeting of the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition on April 28-29, 2016, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
June 21, 2016 – Ezra Mehlman, MBA
Spurred by the migration to new payment methodologies and a rapidly evolving competitive landscape, many managed care companies have launched venture and innovation programs. This article provides a high-level evaluation of the universe of model options accessible to payers who are interested in such programs.
June 21, 2016 – John Santopietro, MD, DFAPA
Carolinas HealthCare System created a behavioral health service line to drive transformation in value-based healthcare. Four projects are described, which demonstrate that modest investment in behavioral health pays dividends in reduced cost and increased quality and experience.
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