December 2017

Tools to Gauge Progress During Patient-Centered Medical Home Transformation

December 15, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.

When Goals Are Not Met in Diabetes Care

December 11, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.

Implications of DRG Classification in a Bundled Payment Initiative for COPD

December 08, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.

Transitioning Community Hospitals to Value-Based Care: Lessons From Massachusetts

December 05, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

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.

Enhancing Dementia Care Through Digital Health

December 05, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

There is ample opportunity to integrate digital health technologies into dementia care to promote independent living and prevent unnecessary healthcare utilization.