The American Journal of Accountable Care > March 2019
The American Journal of Accountable Care - March 2019
The American Journal of Accountable Care
February 28, 2019 – J. Mac McCullough, PhD, MPH; Natasha Coult, MS; Michael Genau, MS; Ajay Raikhelkar, MS; Kailey Love, MBA, MS; and William Riley, PhD
Although safety net organizations are eligible for some two-thirds of federal payment reform programs, fewer than 20% of these programs directly target the safety net.
March 01, 2019 – Mark E. Lewis, MPH; and Avery M. Day, MPH
This article describes how one accountable care organization (ACO) created a risk-adjusted algorithm to evaluate current and potential candidates for skilled nursing facility partnerships.
March 04, 2019 – Carolina dos Santos, BA; Torkom Garabedian, MD; Maria D. Hunt, LPN; Schawan Kunupakaphun, MS; and Pracha Eamranond, MD, MPH
This study presents an example of a population health initiative in a limited-resource primary care setting that led to significant improvements in preventive care quality metrics in the context of major insurance payers.
Improved Cost and Utilization Among Medicare Beneficiaries Dispositioned From the ED to Receive Home Health Care Compared With Inpatient Hospitalization
March 04, 2019 – James Howard, MD; Tyler Kent, BS; Amy R. Stuck, PhD, RN; Christopher Crowley, PhD; and Feng Zeng, PhD
A retrospective analysis of Medicare claims was used to study emergency department (ED) dispositions, specifically evaluating inpatient admissions compared with home health referrals.
Effective Population Health Care Delivery Under Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Realigning Accountability With Capability
March 05, 2019 – Adam S. Wilk, PhD; and Sanjula Jain, PhD
Current population health efforts have been hampered by the misalignment of accountability. Thus, population health management will improve when shared accountability among stakeholders is achieved.
Making Sense of Changes in Healthcare: Lessons From the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference
March 06, 2019 – Jaime Rosenberg
During the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, held February 4-5, 2019, in Washington, DC, experts from around the country sought to make sense of the abundance of changes occurring in the healthcare system.