The American Journal of Accountable Care > December 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care - December 2017

December 05, 2017 – Shannen Kim, BA; Omid B. Toloui, MPH, MBA; and Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, FACP
There is ample opportunity to integrate digital health technologies into dementia care to promote independent living and prevent unnecessary healthcare utilization.
December 05, 2017 – Christopher J. Louis, PhD, MHA, Sara S. Bachman, PhD, MS; Dylan H. Roby, PhD; Lauren Melby, MBA, MPP; and David L. Rosenbloom, PhD
This article examines the evolution of the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization and Transformation investment program in Massachusetts and informs other states seeking to transform care delivery in community hospitals toward value-based care.
December 06, 2017 – Katelyn A. Young, BS; D. Priyantha Devapriya, PhD; James T. Dove, BA; Marcus Fluck, BS; Kristy A. Yohey, MHS; Marie A. Hunsinger, RN, BSHS; John E. Widger, MD; Joseph A. Blansfield, MD; and Mohsen M. Shabahang
The participation of residents and physician assistants significantly increased patient wait time without reducing the attending surgeon’s consultation length in outpatient surgery clinics.
December 08, 2017 – Trisha M. Parekh, DO; Surya P. Bhatt, MD; Andrew O. Westfall, MS; James M. Wells, MD; deNay Kirkpatrick, DNP, APN-BC; Anand S. Iyer, MD; Michael Mugavero, MD; James H. Willig, MD; and Mark T. Dransfield, MD
Diagnosis-related group coding determines eligibility for many Medicare bundled payment initiatives. This approach excluded many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease likely to benefit while including others without the disease.
December 11, 2017
A presentation at the fall live meeting of the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition® focused on the clinical and economic consequences of not meeting glycemic goals in patients with type 2 diabetes.
December 11, 2017 – Jack Chase, MD, FAAFP, FHM; Karishma Oza, MPH; and Seth Goldman, MD
A pilot of email-based care transitions between hospital and primary care teams improved patient attendance at follow-up visits, provider satisfaction, and work efficiency.
December 15, 2017 – Denise D. Quigley, PhD; Zachary S. Predmore, AB; and Ron D. Hays, PhD
We reviewed operational details and content of tools designed to evaluate patient-centered medical home (PCMH) transformation. These tools assist practice leaders in understanding specific information about the process and progress of becoming a PCMH.
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