Healthcare News & Insights

2015 will bring more scrutiny for providers from CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed that 2015 will be a year of increased scrutiny for providers. One group, however, is counting its lucky stars because it’s getting a break. 

How hospitals and ACOs can approach complex care management

Managing care for patients with chronic conditions has often been a struggle for healthcare providers. These high-need patients require consistent monitoring and often result in high expenses for healthcare providers with limited reimbursement. But that won’t be the case for much longer. 

What type of ACO would best fit your hospital?

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) use collaborations among healthcare providers to better patient care. But not all ACOs are the same. Here are the different types and how you can use each to make the transition to value-based care. 

How hospitals can boost their patient engagement: 3 keys

Getting patients more engaged in their health care is a win-win. Not only do hospitals get crucial feedback that’s needed to improve patient outcomes, but research also shows that engaged patients are better able to manage their own care and stay healthy.

ACOs: What to do and what not to do

People in the healthcare industry hear a lot about accountable care organizations. ACOs create incentives for healthcare providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings – including hospitals. And Medicare’s Shared Savings Program will reward ACOs that lower growth in healthcare costs while meeting performance standards on quality of care and […] [MORE]