Category “CareThrough”

Why Healthcare Executives Are Increasingly Upbeat About Value-Based Care Models

The final transition to value-based care is still years away, with many obstacles yet to overcome, but those who’ve begun the journey appear to be finding it somewhat less treacherous than they’d imagined. Recent research strongly suggests that both healthcare executives and payers are becoming less worried and more optimistic…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare On: Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Is Digital Therapy the Next Big Step in the Transition from Volume to Value?

Is there any hope for what some call the “siloed, episodic, reactive nature of U.S. healthcare, whereby patients seek care only after potentially costly health complications occur, and physicians are only reimbursed for expensive in-person office visits that may not reflect the day-to-day reality of the patient experience of living…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 11 September, 2018

Why Value-Based Programs Aren’t Catching On Faster

Like an ocean liner trying to execute a 180-degree turn, healthcare is slowly pivoting away from the traditional fee-for-service model, and turning toward value-based systems. There were some early success stories, but the process seems to be moving painfully slowly. Most recently, mixed signals from Washington may have given providers…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Compliance, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 4 September, 2018

The Potential Benefits of Providing Palliative Care

It’s well established that patients with late-stage disease can benefit greatly from palliative care, but recent research suggests that they’re not the only ones with something to gain. Hospitals appear to benefit, too, in the form of substantially reduced costs. A new study that incorporates data culled from more than 130,000 patients…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

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, Compliance, 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
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