March 2016

Inpatient and 90-Day Postdischarge Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery

March 14, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.

What It Means to Be a Physician Leader: A Q&A With Dr Anthony Slonim

March 14, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Physician Quality Reporting System/Group Practice Reporting Option

March 14, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.

Health Plan—Provider Accountable Care Partnerships: How Have They Evolved?

March 14, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.

The Future of Case Management - GPS for Patients?

March 14, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.

Cognitive Impairment and Reduced Early Readmissions in Congestive Heart Failure?

January 25, 2016

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.