November 2012

Care Coordination Agreements: Barriers, Facilitators, and Lessons Learned

November 15, 2012

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Primary care providers have developed standing agreements with other healthcare providers and community-based organizations to coordinate care. Early experiences with these agreements are discussed.

How Comorbidities and Preoperative Expenditures Correlate With Postoperative Adverse Outcomes

November 15, 2012

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Adjusting for patients' covariates, postoperative complications and mortality among geriatric surgical patients exhibited an age-dependent, illness-related, and preoperative medical expense“associated pattern under universal healthcare coverage.

Value-Based Purchasing

November 21, 2012

COMMENTARY

Purchasers-employers and government programs-are primary actors for pushing for payment, benefit design, and transparency initiatives to get better value; health plans can partner.