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How to connect with the sickest, neediest patientsA new Commonwealth Fund survey on how Medicaid changes could affect this population, has experts weighing in on ways to resolve the healthcare disconnect.
How one hospital reduced pediatric epilepsy emergency visits, admissionsNationwide Children’s Hospital sees dramatic drop in ED visits and inpatient admissions for epilepsy patients with collaborative quality improvement project.
Four priorities your health plan must embrace to thrive in the future
Four priorities your health plan must embrace to thrive in the futureHealth plans of the future will focus on consumers: designing products, care and services to support improved health.
Payers to pharma: Here’s what we’re missing in hep C drugsA Precision for Value survey highlights what can be done in order to encourage payers to ease coverage policies for these drugs in the next wave of HCV treatment.
How reducing pain of checking blood sugar lowers cost, improves outcomesHere are 3 reasons why overcoming the “fingerstick” barrier will improve patient outcomes and contribute to reductions in healthcare costs.
Two ways to prevent treatment overutilizationExplore how using support tools can prevent treatment overutilization.
Better outcomes for CF patients in monitoring programStudy examines the effectiveness of the Walgreens Connected Care CF program compared to a matched sample of control patients.
Value-based care progress: Country by country analysisAn independent study considers the global adoption of value-based healthcare across 25 countries.
Study: Ageism affects health outcomes in the elderlyHumana and UCS study shows prevalence of ageism in film and the power of embracing a healthy mindset for healthy aging
Up for debate: CMS Star Ratings releasedExperts break down the controversy over the agency’s release of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.