Category “CareThrough”

The Importance of Collaboration in Value-Based Care

The transition to value-based reimbursement, with its emphasis on the entire continuum of care, is bound to lead to some uneasy partnerships among caregivers. But those who forge successful collaborations across specialties and disciplines will be the best positioned to reap the potential benefits of the shift away from fee-for-service…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 10 July, 2018

Why Patients are Avoiding Care and What You Can Do About it

The easy answer as to why people delay, or completely avoid, getting the medical care they need is money. Especially in this era of proliferating high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), the thinking goes, health care consumers can’t or won’t abide the prospect of shelling out thousands of dollars before their benefits…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 5 June, 2018

Are Value-Based Payments Unfair to Some Providers?

If providing healthcare to the aged, the homeless, the unemployed, the uninsured and the educationally challenged can be considered a good deed, current value-based payment models appear to substantiate the adage that no good deed goes unpunished. That’s the theme of at least three recent studies, the first of which comes from…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 29 May, 2018

The Challenge of Creating Secure Patient Portals

Patient portals are changing the way patients think about and access health care. Along with messaging their physicians, patients can now use portals to schedule appointments, access lab results, fill prescriptions, view their health records, update their demographic information, access discharge and medication instructions, and pay their bills. In some…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Are HCC Dollars Slipping Through Your Fingers?

If you haven’t been overly concerned about hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) over the years, you’re not alone. But now more than ever, as value-based reimbursement models take root and expand, organizations that want to survive and thrive need to recognize how much is at stake if they don’t adequately document…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization, Queuelogix On: Tuesday, 8 May, 2018

Value-Based Reimbursement: The Resources and Elements that Lead to Success

For healthcare facilities, transitioning from traditional fee-for-service models to value-based care is like committing to a grueling physical fitness program. At first it’s bound to hurt a bit, but the effort is going to pay off. And the sooner you start, the better off you’ll be. Value-based care is slowly…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

An Ideal Scenario for Chronic Care Management: CareThrough Solutions

Thanks to a relatively new CMS program, Medicare recipients with multiple chronic conditions now represent a huge and largely untapped market for healthcare providers. But navigating one’s way through the Chronic Care Management program (CCM) and taking advantage of the potential windall it offers can be challenging. Under the program,…

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Posted In: CareThrough, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 9 January, 2018

The Shift from Volume- to Value-Based Care

Value-based care is coming, bringing with it a huge transition that will require new thinking, new expertise and new tools. Traditional models of healthcare reimbursement pay doctors depending on the volume of the healthcare they provide, retrospectively reimbursing for services rendered. In its wake, a new paradigm has emerged, value-based…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 26 December, 2017
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