Meaningful improvement in the health system will require improvement in care for those patients using it the most: people with multiple chronic conditions. Within this clinically diverse group are patients who remain stable for years with appropriate treatment, others who live with extreme functional limitations, and still others with persistent behavioral health challenges or related social needs, like housing or food, that exacerbate their conditions. 29 more words
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Association Between Medicare Accountable Care Organization Implementation and Spending Among Clinically Vulnerable Beneficiaries
Despite the potential benefits of improving overall patient care and the incentives offered, the CMS initiative for patients with multiple chronic conditions – chronic care management (CCM) – has so far not won over many large physician practices. 763 more words
In our past posts, we shared how Billy Beane transformed the Oakland Athletics baseball team into a perennial contender using data and analytics. The now-famous “Moneyball” strategy has allowed the A’s to field players who bring the greatest reward (wins) for the lowest risk (wasted budget). 448 more words
Humans copy behavior. Violence witnessed over time is contagious. This concept and the development of the “cure violence model” is described in the opening article by Dr. 225 more words
Increased cost-sharing, particularly high deductibles, lead patients to neglect necessary healthcare, according to a position paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP).
“The effects are particularly pronounced among those with low incomes and the very sick,” said Nitin S. 142 more words