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Tag: Outcomes

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CareMore and Aspire Health bring their successful whole person care to Medicaid

June 24, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Medicaid budgets are under extraordinary stress with increased enrollment, increased direct and indirect costs and declining state revenues. What can be done to mitigate these budgetary cliffs? Reducing unit prices […]

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COVID-19, care homes and infection management: It’s time for outcomes measures

May 15, 2020 / By Richard Fuller, MS

In a prior blog, we highlighted the results of our research into patient outcomes, potentially preventable admissions (PPAs) and emergency room visits (PPVs)1among nursing home residents. In that research, we […]

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Serving the safety net community

May 13, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

State budgets are often challenged by healthcare costs. An increasing number of states are exploring ways to reduce these costs through policies aimed at the intersection of healthcare costs and […]

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First do no harm: Can eCQMs hurt patients?

Dec. 16, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

The Hippocratic Oath has been in existence since anywhere from 200-500 AD. One translation (which has been modified in a version with which we are more familiar) states: “I will […]

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Searching for better outcomes and lower costs: The challenges facing state Medicaid directors

Oct. 30, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

70 million people receive health coverage through Medicaid. These programs receive federal & state funding and are administered by state agencies that follow broad federal standards. Eligibility varies across states […]

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Why patient engagement matters: Coordinated care at Stanford

Aug. 1, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Alan Glaseroff developed Type I diabetes as an adult.  As a family medicine physician, he was surprised by the work involved in really understanding the condition and the best […]

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Hospitals, health systems and value-based payment: How do they work together?

July 25, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

The pressure to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce unnecessary use of healthcare resources weighs heavily on hospital and health system administrators working with tight margins. Success under value-based payment requires […]

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Nine things to know as Partnership for Patients faces its next permutation

June 4, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

HHS is adapting yet again of one of its most widespread quality initiatives, called Partnership for Patients. Will it be more of the same or a whole new game? HHS […]

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High performing value-based programs: Lessons from a successful payer-provider collaboration

March 26, 2018 / By Erika Johnson, L. Gordon Moore, MD

One of the “truisms” of value-based programs is that these programs align the incentives of the health care delivery system and the insurer, such that better care results in better […]

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Natural language processing, disease progression and population health

Feb. 5, 2018 / By Katie Christensen

Population health. The name pretty much says it all, right? Through the Triple Aim initiative, we are striving to improve the health of our overall population and make an impact […]

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Cardiovascular registries: Patient data, appropriate use, and technology innovation

Jan. 31, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Sometimes science upends what we think of as common sense.  We might believe that a degenerative tear in the meniscus (cartilage in the knee) ought to be fixed. Then some […]

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Addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease

Jan. 5, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The prevention and management of chronic health conditions will have the greatest impact on reducing healthcare costs, improving quality of life and reducing mortality.  A 2017 RAND study estimates that […]