Quality, Health, and Spending in Medicare Advantage and

Among studies of health, the most common area of study was the inpatient setting (56%), in which more than 75% of measures examined hospital readmissions. 8 …

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Health Care Costs for Patients With Rare Disease Greater

Health care costs are 3 to 5 times greater for people with rare diseases compared with those without, according to a new study. A retrospective …

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Addressing Senior Health Needs Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

2 hours ago · Addressing Senior Health Needs Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we discuss senior health needs amid the pandemic and how Centerwell Senior Primary Care's holistic

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The Essential Role of Population Health During and Beyond

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has fundamentally changed how health care systems deliver services and revealed the tenuousness of …

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Healthcare Disparities and Models for Change

Health literacy also is an important component of cultural competency. Health literacy is being able to read, understand, and act on health information. 29 Patients who lack literacy skills are

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Key Drivers for Health Care Utilization and Spending

The health plans are in a unique position of being able to design benefits packages that address the more specific problems in Alzheimer disease. I have …

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CMS Announces "Refresh" of CMMI With Focus on Health

Physician and health policy advocates praised the emphasis on streamlining models and ending silos, but practices that invested in the Oncology Care Model (OCM) await key details. CMS today

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CMS HCC Risk Scores and Home Health Patient …

Patient experience is a critical quality dimension of healthcare and is also associated with patient outcomes, such as patient safety and readmissions. 1-3 In 2010, CMS used the Home Health

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The Value of Health Information Technology: Filling the

The value of health care information exchange and interoperability. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005;Suppl Web Exclusives:W5-10-W5-8. 3. Buntin MB, Burke …

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Population Health in Primary Care: Cost, Quality, and

The American Journal of Accountable Care. 2017;5(3):10-20Constraining healthcare cost growth has been a focus of health policy since the enactment of …

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Distributive Justice in American Healthcare: Institutions

Analysis is based on (1) discussions of a group of experts convened by the Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services at …

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Chronic Disease Management in the COVID-19 Era

Health systems around the country are reimagining how they will effectively manage chronic diseases in a COVID-19 era when the status quo of serial in-person visits to brick-and-mortar health

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What We're Reading: Boosters, Mixing-Matching Shots

The FDA approves Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots and will allow mixing-and-matching for boosters; the health-related effects of …

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A Timeline of COVID-19 Developments in 2020

A poll released on this date by Gallup-West Health, but taken before Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, finds that more Americans trust Biden to lead the US health care system through the pandemic. The

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Population Health, the Triple Aim, and the Health Effects

Population Health, the Triple Aim, and the Health Effects of Social Services. How, or if, America will ultimately achieve better integration of medical and social services is an open question

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Zanubrutinib Cost-effective and Cost Saving vs Ibrutinib

Among modeled patients, the total direct medical cost per patient was $167,924 for patients on ibrutinib vs $152,348 for patients on zanubrutinib. As …

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Enhancing Dementia Care Through Digital Health

Despite barriers to adoption, we believe the integration of digital health technologies would greatly enhance dementia care and improve the lives of …

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Contributor: The Price of Mental Wellness

More than a decade ago, Congress passed a law that required insurance companies to cover mental health services at levels similar to physical health services. 11 Yet, today, mental health

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How Can Public Health, Traditional Healthcare Transform

Public health and healthcare leaders can convene collaborative groups, devote the time and resources needed to effectively collaborate on a shared vision, and develop the next generation of health

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Challenges, Solutions in Addressing Rural Health Disparities

With systemic health and social inequalities contributing to a lack of health care access and a growing mortality risk among rural Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated health

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What Role Should the Healthcare Delivery System Have in

Awareness of the role of social determinants of health in relation to health status of individuals and populations is growing. Recent analyses have characterized the barriers to accessing

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The Importance of Considering the Social Determinants of

The impact of such factors on health is defined by Healthy People 2020 as social determinants of health: “Social determinants of health are conditions in …

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Health Information Technology and Physicians' Perceptions

Health Information Technology Variables. Physicians from both waves were queried about the use of 7 HIT types. Specifically, physicians were asked if they used HIT to (1) obtain information about

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Managed Care COVID-19 Outcomes in a Population Health Program

The CTF was a team of clinicians and other health care professionals assigned to manage patients. The CTF utilized a COVID-19 treatment …

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A Model for Delivering Population Health Across the Care

The Population Health Care Delivery Model presents delivery systems with a framework for developing, piloting, and implementing population health programs across the continuum of care.

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The Enormous Cost of Mental Health Care

The health diagnosis showed mental health costs revolving around mood disorders and schizophrenia. The non-mental costs, on the other hand, were linked to more physical concerns of …

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The Green Environment, Air Pollution, and Respiratory Health

The Green Environment, Air Pollution, and Respiratory Health. Increasing air pollution and climate change have an impact on respiratory health and mortality, explained speakers in 2 …

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Impact of Consumer-Directed Health Plans on Low-Value

ABSTRACT. Objectives: To assess the impact of consumer-directed health plan (CDHP) enrollment on low-value healthcare spending. Study Design: We performed a …

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Study Finds a Lack of Progress on Health Equity in US

Health equity was assessed through the mean number of healthy days (both physical and mental health) over the past 30 days and general health

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Addressing Financial Toxicity With Patients and Health Systems

Overall rising health care costs. In 1970, health expenditures were $74.6 billion, which climbed to $1.4 trillion in 2000 and $3.3 trillion in 2015, Chino pointed out, adding that it’s clearly

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Addressing the Digital Divide in Health Literacy

A new study in Journal of Medical Internet Research found that the use of health IT, such as fitness and nutrition apps, activity trackers, and patient portals, are significantly associated with

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The Potential of a Population Health Strategy to Improve

A population health approach in a middle-class or more affluent population is a challenge; add in the complex interaction of poverty and health, and it …

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Review Explores Health Literacy in Patients With MS

Health literacy in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is a multidimensional concept, and health care providers should use this knowledge to plan optimal care for these patients, according to a

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Passive Social Health Surveillance and Inpatient Readmissions

Two nationwide passive social health surveillance systems, the 2-1-1 programs 6,12 and WellCare Health Plan’s Community Assistance Line, 13,14 have been identified as …

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Getting From Here to There: Health IT Needs for Population

Using health information technology to manage a patient population in accountable care organizations. J Health Organ Manag. 2016;30(4):581-596. …

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What's the Effect of Minimum Wage on Health

Effect of Minimum Wage on Health. At least 3 mechanisms could link higher wages to changes in health status, the authors wrote. Higher wages could …

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Review Explores Relationship Between Bone Health

In a recently published review, authors assessed the relationship between poor bone health and type 1 diabetes (T1D) and outlined potential mechanisms that may account for …

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Could Psychedelics Ease Mental Health Toll From COVID-19

The fallout from COVID-19 has spotlighted the limitations of US mental health care, prompting the question if alternative treatments—like psychedelics—could help …

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COPD & Social Determinants of Health: An Interview With Dr

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought social determinants of health into sharp focus in the United States. But for many Americans these factors, which can include food instability, housing

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Insomnia Risks and Costs: Health, Safety, and Quality of Life

Health benefit costs and absenteeism due to insomnia from the employer’s perspective: a retrospective, case-control, database study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2009;70(8):1098-1104. 71.

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If Healthcare Is a Human Right, How Do We Get There

If healthcare is a human right, how do you pay for it in the United States so that no one is left behind? In a session called “Single-Payer Healthcare: Is It the Right Approach for the US?” at

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"No-Shows": Who Fails to Follow Up With Initial Behavioral

Behavioral health organizations and provider clinics may need to inquire about patients’ functional capacity at the time of mental health intake and assist those who report poor health or

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