Do physicians dismiss patients’ financial concerns? February 01, 2017 By Aine Cryts Patients need cost information to make the best treatment decisions. But physicians are coming up short. Four ways to reduce dangerous medical errors at your hospital Consider these tactics that analyze and address medical errors at a system level. How bundled payments really do work January 10, 2017 By Tracey Walker One study shows that the way Medicare is paying for joint replacements is saving millions of dollars annually and keeping patients satisfied, too. Top population health management challenges hospitals face December 06, 2016 By Donna Marbury Hospitals and health systems that treat some of the country’s most vulnerable populations face complex challenges when working to improve population health. Five things to know: CMS’ plan to up PCP payments by millions November 20, 2016 By Tracey Walker CMS announced changes to how Medicare pays for primary care. Here’s 5 things to consider. Three ways technology can lead to bundled payment success November 04, 2016 By Luis Castillo Lay the groundwork for bundled payment; here are three areas in which technology can play a role. Advanced Analytics Improve Physician Engagement and Performance in ACOs Health plans are using advanced analytics to improve physician engagement,
performance and satisfaction in ACOs and risk-sharing contracts. Top 10 states with the best healthcare October 05, 2016 By Tracey Walker Here are the top 10 states that deliver the best healthcare services, according to personal-finance website WalletHub. Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative: 3 key opportunities August 05, 2016 By By Joseph Smith MD As hospitals begin to search for key post-acute providers and implement new care pathways, providers should be aware of program waivers that afford greater flexibility in determining the most cost-effective care possible to ensure good outcomes for patients within the CJR model. Up for debate: CMS Star Ratings released August 03, 2016 By Tracey Walker Experts break down the controversy over the agency’s release of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.