Cost-Effectiveness of Pharmacist Postdischarge Follow-Up to Prevent Medication-Related Admissions
A multivariable sensitivity analysis conducted on a pharmacy follow-up program of high-risk patients demonstrated cost savings to hospitals in 98.3% of head-to-head trials across 1000 hypothetical hospitals.
Utilizing Community Resources, New Payment Models, Technology to Deliver Accountable Care
At the Accountable Care Delivery Congress, speakers discussed ways to address social determinants of health, use payment mechanisms as levers, and forge connections through technology.
Are Medical Offices Ready for Value-Based Reimbursement? Staff Perceptions of a Workplace Climate for Value and Efficiency
This study surveyed 840 clinical and nonclinical staff in 96 medical offices regarding workplace policies and procedures that facilitate a climate for value.
Case Study: Encouraging Patients to Schedule Annual Physicals
Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization’s outreach to “dropped patients” demonstrates potential for strengthening physician–patient relationships and lowering the cost of care.
Effects of an Integrated Medication Therapy Management Program in a Pioneer ACO
This article reports that an integrated medication management program in a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization was associated with decreases in all-cause hospitalization and Medicare costs.
The Intersection of Health and Social Services: How to Leverage Community Partnerships to Deliver Whole-Person Care
As the healthcare industry continues its transition from volume to value, it is critical for healthcare organizations to leverage existing community partnerships to improve outcomes.
Amazing Grace: A Free Clinic's Transformation to the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model
Despite many barriers, Grace Medical Home, a free clinic, achieved patient-centered medical home recognition in October 2014 through a focused team-based approach.
Lessons Learned in Implementing Behavioral Screening and Intervention
This article describes lessons learned over the past 10 years while helping several dozen primary care settings implement evidence-based, cost-saving behavioral screening and intervention.
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