care coordination

Here's how to tackle the challenges of care coordinationVirtually all primary care physicians engage in coordinated care to some degree, but the extra emphasis placed on it now by healthcare policymakers, along with new reimbursement models and reporting requirements, has primary care doctors looking for ways to improve how they coordinate care.
Three ways technology can lead to bundled payment successLay the groundwork for bundled payment; here are three areas in which technology can play a role.
Independent practices seek care coordination strategiesPhysician collaboration is difficult for small practices under today’s payment models, but its importance is growing.
Four developments helping address the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic continues across the U.S., new treatment programs and guidelines could help reverse the trend.
Beyond ACOs Alternative payment models of the futureWhy today’s models will always be interim ones—and how the consumerization of healthcare will drive change.
How to utilize care coordination to boost practice incomeDoctors now can bill Medicare for transitional and chronic care managment, but not everyone will benefit.
Docs treading lightly with new payment modelsSurprising way a group of surveyed physicians are saying what they think is the best way to control costs.
Primary care physicians highlight care coordination gaps in new studyPrimary care physicians in 10 industrialized countries say that their health systems have problems caring for patients with complex needs, according to a report in the December issue of Health Affairs.
Four ways to a better patient healthcare experienceCoordination is key in improving adherence and outcomes in patients with chronic conditions. Here’s how.
Making care transitions work as an outpatient-only physicianFewer physicians are juggling outpatient and inpatient duties, yet the care coordination and transition processes are under greater scrutiny than ever. Here’s how to make them work.