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Time well spent: One hour to better outcomes with an in-home health evaluation

By Marc Rothman, MD on 10/25/21 6:56 PM

Time has a special meaning in geriatrics, for both patients and the geriatricians like me that treat them. Older patients are focused on maintaining their function and independence so they can enjoy every day-week-month as happily and healthily as they can. Geriatricians know that to achieve those goals, we need time to connect with patients on both a personal and professional level. Doctors have traditionally been lucky to spend even 15 minutes with their patients — just enough time to cover the chief complaint and maybe some chronic disease basics. 

Topics: Medicare Advantage SDOH Value-based care Healthy aging
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Blazing healthcare’s tech trail

By Josh Builder on 10/5/21 4:44 PM

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation from the costly pay-as-you-go, fee-for-service model to paying for those services that actually make you better, all eyes are on health technologists. The transformation to “value-based care” requires a seismic shift of all market forces happening simultaneously and requiring a new level of interoperability, connectivity, scalability and usability. 

Topics: Technology Value-based care Careers
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Sowing the seeds of value-based care

By François de Brantes on 2/23/21 11:59 AM

A decade after its creation, it’s time to take stock of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) progress and challenges.

Topics: Value-based care
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Competing on value in Connecticut

By François de Brantes on 11/24/20 7:00 AM

For decades now, employers have been at the forefront of health care transformation, continuously pushing for greater price and quality transparency, demanding better value from the delivery system, and encouraging plan members to be better consumers. Despite their efforts, progress has been slow. Employers continue to see health care prices increase, crowding out other investments and stifling pay raises. Quality improvements have been modest and, in some cases (like maternity), have worsened. Pricing transparency remains elusive.

Topics: Episodes of Care Value-based care
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Charting the path forward to sustainable payment innovation

By François de Brantes on 11/17/20 3:03 PM

Two new posts (1 and 2) on the Medicare Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) show the importance of taking a rigorous lens to the evaluation of any alternative payment program and continuously working to improve them. Importantly, the posts remind us of the significant impact these models have had on the healthcare system.

Topics: Value-based care