Making Sense of Changes in Healthcare: Lessons From the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference
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.
Effective Population Health Care Delivery Under Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Realigning Accountability With Capability
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.
Improved Cost and Utilization Among Medicare Beneficiaries Dispositioned From the ED to Receive Home Health Care Compared With Inpatient Hospitalization
A retrospective analysis of Medicare claims was used to study emergency department (ED) dispositions, specifically evaluating inpatient admissions compared with home health referrals.
Improvement of Outpatient Quality Metrics in a Limited-Resource Setting
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.
ACO Use of Case Mix Index to Comprehensively Evaluate Postacute Care Partners
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.
Safety Net Representation in Federal Payment and Care Delivery Reform Initiatives
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.
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