February 2017

Value-Based Contracting Innovated Medicare Advantage Healthcare Delivery and Improved Survival

January 10, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE

Elderly Medicare Advantage members with multiple chronic conditions attained a survival benefit from more cost-effective care when a private plan developed gainshare and monetary risk-bearing arrangements with its contracted providers.

Community-Based Asthma Education

February 11, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE

A retrospective look at the impact of a community asthma education program reveals significant improvements in asthma management and knowledge and decreased healthcare utilization.

Perceptions of the Medical Home by Parents of Children With Chronic Illnesses

February 15, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE

This article compares how parents of children seeking specialty care perceive National Committee for Quality Assurance—based patient-centered medical home elements in the primary and specialty care settings.

Addressing the Chronification of Disease

February 15, 2017

FROM THE EDITORS

Finding ways to improve outcomes and reduce the cost of care is imperative for patients with chronic conditions. A combination of health information technology use, patient and provider engagement, and attention to the clinical services can promote success in this area.

An Examination of the Relationship Between Care Management With Coaching for Activation and Patient Outcomes

February 16, 2017

TRENDS FROM THE FIELD

A health plan—sponsored care management program that included a coaching for activation intervention was associated with reduced emergency department visits and hospital admissions, and better clinical outcomes.