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How to target high-risk populations with behavioral healthHere are four of the top benefits of incorporating behavioral health management into care management plans for members with chronic conditions.
Paramedics fight to combat ED visits, readmissionsParamedics can do much more than transport patients to the ED or inpatient care. Payers and providers are increasingly using EMS services to reach out to patients in their homes to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Remote Patient Monitoring is a Wise Investment for PayersThe results of Geneia’s year-long study – a savings of $8,375 per patient and a slowing of disease progression – demonstrate that remote patient monitoring is a wise investment for payers.
Advanced Analytics Improve Physician Engagement and Performance in ACOsHealth plans are using advanced analytics to improve physician engagement, performance and satisfaction in ACOs and risk-sharing contracts.
Payers Can Help with the Joy of MedicinePayers have a direct interest in preserving independent physician practices and helping all physicians regain the Joy of Medicine.
Advanced Analytics Triple Win for PayersThe use of advanced analytics by payers can improve administrative and medical costs, provider satisfaction and member health.
33% of readmissions could be preventedA new study claims that about a third of pediatric readmissions could be prevented, and not many of them are tied to underlying chronic conditions.
Up for debate: CMS Star Ratings releasedExperts break down the controversy over the agency’s release of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.
How social factors are driving precision medicinePrecision medicine isn’t just about genomics anymore. With the field moving forward as the next step in population health management, environmental, social and lifestyle factors that live outside the medical system are increasingly important to target treatments and engage patients. That means health plans also need innovative technology solutions to capture, store and integrate this crucial information.
Four critical components for successful, value-based pharma contractsDespite their proliferation, at-risk pharma contracts are still little more than value-based window dressing. Here are four critical components of contracts that can actually move the value meter in the right direction.