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HealthCatalyst Exec is on Data-Driven ACO Mission

Christopher Cheney, Editor for HealthLeaders Media

After helping to establish managed care plans for an insurance carrier, David Burton, MD, former CEO and chairman of HealthCatalyst, is still committed to helping providers retool themselves into accountable care organizations. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Doc Shortage 'Fix' Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

New legislation in Missouri will create a new class of medical license, the "assistant physician." Critics say it will establish a reprehensible dual standard of care, one for the rural and underserved and another for everyone else. >>>

Physician Pay Increasingly Linked to Value-based Metrics

Primary care doctors surveyed by the Medical Group Management Association say nearly 6% of their compensation was pegged to quality metrics in 2013, up from 3% in 2012. >>>

MSSP Program May Add New Quality Measures

The proposed 2015 rules for Medicare B payments add a dozen new quality measures and patient outcome-based metrics, including unplanned admissions for patients with diabetes, heart failure, or multiple chronic conditions. >>>

Narrow Provider Networks Set to Spread

As the healthcare industry focuses on cutting costs, narrow provider networks designed to deliver value are taking hold as a widespread business practice. >>>

Docs, Specialists ID Proposed Payment Fee Concerns

Representatives of several physician groups say a monthly payment for managing patients' chronic conditions is the most significant provision of CMS's 2015 proposed Physician Fee Schedule. >>>

CHI Launches Prominence Health Subsidiary

Catholic Health Initiatives intends for the business unit formerly known as CollabHealth Managed Solutions to coordinate services for healthcare delivery systems including benefits management, health delivery networks, and health data analytics. >>>

Take Your Place Among the Healthcare Giants

Unless yours is one of the very largest health systems, you may be best served by finding your unique niche. It doesn't preclude partnerships with larger organizations, but leaders must act. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Engaging Patients, Payers, and Telemedicine in Chronic Care

Date: August 25, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join leaders from CAC-Florida Medical Center and Humana to learn key strategies for managing diabetes to improve quality and value in the delivery of healthcare services. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

Budget office lowers its estimate on federal spending for healthcare

The New York Times, July 16, 2014

The Obamacare surge? No sign of pent-up doctor demand yet

NBC News, July 16, 2014

TX sees increased Medicaid signups

Kaiser Health News / The Texas Tribune, July 16, 2014

The doctor will click on you now, but can she feel your pain in an e-Visit?

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 15, 2014

IBC touts positve results from ACO payment model

Philadelphia Business Journal, July 15, 2014

Hospitals continue to shut down in rural America

Al Jazeera America, July 14, 2014

AZ unpaid hospital bills drop after Medicaid expansion

The Arizona Republic, July 14, 2014

It looks like Obamacare patients can see their doctors, after all

The Washington Post, July 11, 2014

Will health reform bring new role, respect to primary care physicians?

Kaiser Health News, July 11, 2014

Did health insurance premiums jump 50 percent because of Obamacare?

The Washington Post, July 11, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Goals, New Alliances

The historically adversarial relationship between providers and payers is shifting toward cautious cooperation as both sides recognize that they must implement structural and strategic changes to ensure their mutual survival. >>>

 

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