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May 24, 2017
The shift from traditional fee-for-service (FFS) models to value-based payments is of growing concern to all healthcare providers. Various types of value-based models are described in the news on a regular basis, with no shortage of opinions as to how quickly this transition will occur and frequent calls to action by those who would like to help you prepare. For organizations who want to be at the forefront of this transition, it can be difficult to determine the appropriate level of urgency.
Read more: Studies Shed Light on Provider Readiness for Value-Based Care
May 17, 2017
Healthcare in America is expensive. The share of the U.S. economy devoted to healthcare spending is currently 17.5 percent, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) projects it will reach 19.6 percent by 2024. Estimates put total U.S. spending on healthcare at more than $5.4 trillion by that point, with both the private and public sectors each contributing approximately 50 percent of costs. While spending for both sectors may be equal, according to The Commonwealth Fund, Medicaid patients may be receiving better care on some measures than private sector patients.
Read more: Survey Debunks Perception That Medicaid Offers Lesser Levels of Care
May 10, 2017
U.S. Census Bureau projections indicate that Americans 65 and older will make up 24 percent of the U.S. population by 2060. A majority of adults in the U.S. say that the government is “not too prepared” or “not at all prepared” to deal with the aging population, according to a recent survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in partnership with The Economist. This study covered views and experiences related to aging and end-of-life medical care in the U.S., Italy, Japan and Brazil, among a nationally representative sample of adults ages 18 and older.
Read more: Attitudes About Aging and End-of-Life Care: Kaiser Survey
May 3, 2017
Healthcare’s frenetic pace of change—catalyzed by the Affordable Care Act, and more recently, by efforts to repeal and replace that landmark legislation—have expanded the scope and complexity of regulatory compliance and the importance of comprehensive risk management efforts on the part of hospitals and healthcare systems. However, the barrage of competing demands in the current environment makes it a challenge for healthcare organizations to know where to focus their time and resources.
Read more: A Snapshot of Risk Management in 2017: 20 Top Concerns for Hospitals
April 26, 2017
A physician's responsibility is to provide the best possible care for sick patients. A key for delivering quality healthcare is open communication between the physician and patient to discuss issues and develop a care plan. Today, providing quality care is becoming more difficult due to increasing patient loads and administrative challenges. This dilemma has become a catalyst for the growth of medical scribes (often referred to as scribes).
Read more: The Administrative Burden of EHRs Opens Doors to Medical Scribes
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