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Tag: health outcomes

Michelle BbadoreMichelle Bbadore

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How accurately capturing social determinants of health can positively impact health outcomes

June 14, 2024 / By Michelle Badore

Social determinants, or drivers, of health (SDoH) are the non-medical factors that influence our health outcomes and play a vital role in shaping the well-being and quality of life for […]

Steve DelarondeSteve Delaronde

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Would you like a side of vegetables with your medication prescription?

July 31, 2023 / By Steve Delaronde

Vegetables are a highly rated, though a vastly underutilized resource for addressing diet-related health conditions. The same is true for fruit, whole grains and legumes. If the regular consumption of […]

Aimee WilcoxAimee Wilcox

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How reporting social determinants of health improves health outcomes

July 19, 2023 / By Aimee Wilcox

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, which requires the provision of health care coverage to the most vulnerable population, including those who never had coverage […]

Yichen Zhang and Dawn WeimarYichen Zhang and Dawn Weimar

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Practical guidance for assessing equity and the impact of social determinants on health outcomes

May 1, 2023 / By Yichen Zhang, PhD, Dawn Weimar, RN

In 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new roadmap urging states to address equity and social determinants of health (SDoH) to improve outcomes. Many state […]

Rich AverillRich Averill

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The Medicare IPPS: 40 years later

March 27, 2023 / By Richard Averill, MS, Ron Mills, PhD

Facing the imminent insolvency of the Medicare Part A hospital insurance trust fund, Congress passed legislation in 1983 that implemented the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The IPPS was […]

James SewellJames Sewell

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Best practices for reviewing hospital-acquired conditions

Feb. 20, 2023 / By James Sewell

Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) are adverse events that occur during a hospital stay that may have been avoided through appropriate care and follow up. Identifying and reducing HACs is an important […]

Melissa ClarkeMelissa Clarke

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Part 2: SDoH capture, coding and analytics to succeed in value-based care

Jan. 23, 2023 / By Melissa Clarke, MD

In part one of this series, I talked about how value-based care can allow for greater flexibility in services, while providing accountability for sustainable population health improvements. In part two, […]

Steve DelarondeSteve Delaronde

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The benefits of thinking inside the box

Aug. 3, 2022 / By Steve Delaronde

Thinking outside the box has become a truism. It is meant to convey creativity and thinking beyond the obvious. Yet boxes serve a purpose. When we categorize and classify people […]

Steve CantwellSteve Cantwell

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Dr. Paul Farmer and the pursuit of the impossible 

July 13, 2022 / By Steve Cantwell

In February 2022, the world lost one of its greatest health care innovators. Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH), died at 62 years old, after a lifetime […]

Steve DelarondeSteve Delaronde

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Is value-based care really a “value” if patients can’t afford it?

April 11, 2022 / By Steve Delaronde

Paying for value makes sense. It incents health care providers to maximize patient outcomes relative to price rather than the number of office visits, lab tests or medical procedures they […]

Melissa ClarkeMelissa Clarke

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Social risk is the flour, not the icing, in baking the cake of value-based care

March 14, 2022 / By Melissa Clarke, MD

Population health, and the payment arrangements it supports, cannot be done successfully without incorporating social risk. Adoption of value-based payment The decade since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care […]

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Tips for starting a population health management system

Nov. 1, 2021 / By Felisha Bochantin

Population health is central for health care providers and payers striving to improve quality of care and lower costs. Population health is defined as “the health outcomes of a group […]