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The Problem with ACOs & Vulnerable Patients

Growing evidence suggests that accountable care organizations (ACOs), which are networks of health care providers (including both physicians and hospitals) with shared financial and medical responsibility for coordinated patient care, are improving [...]

September 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Medical Homes Improve Outcomes for Underserved

Healthcare finance and delivery policies are shifting from volume to value, placing the burden on physicians, hospitals,  and administrators to identify and implement models that improve quality while also reducing cost. New evidence supports [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Misadventures in Interoperability

Megan Douglas’ explanation for why we don’t have the fully interoperable medical record we all want. Misadventures in Interoperability from Cedric [...]

June 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

ACA is Reducing Disparities in Coverage

A recent study explores health insurance coverage changes for non-elderly Black, White, and Hispanic adults after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Source: Joshua Rappeneker (Flickr/CC) The study answered three different questions. [...]

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Are We Wasting $15 Billion on Quality Reporting?

In a new study, the national cost of quality reporting for physician practices has been estimated. The results are not surprising: a lot of time and money is spent collecting and reporting data that practices do not find meaningful. Source: Lion [...]

May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

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