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Payment Transformation

What does it take to ensure fair and accurate healthcare payment? 3M clinical researchers and policy analysts weigh in on outcomes-based incentives and payment redesign.

Predictive models and population health risk: Payment (part one)

January 25th, 2016 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In this blog we take a look at risk-adjustment models used in population health. There are two related but distinct uses for population risk models – payment and population health […]

eGuide: 10 questions payers must ask when choosing a value measure

Do your current quality measures align with the shift to value-based care? As a payer, what questions should you be asking? Find out in this latest eGuide.

Measuring the quality of life component in patient-centric care

December 21st, 2015 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

Health status can be defined succinctly as, “the range of manifestation of disease in a given patient including symptoms, functional limitation, and quality of life, in which quality of life […]

MedPAC financing recommendations for rural hospitals should be extended to all

November 16th, 2015 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In the MedPAC October meeting, the commission returned to the seemingly intractable problem of equalizing access to health care for rural communities. Medicare payment offers three sources of support within […]

Good news and bad news: The cost of (partial) Patient-Centered Medical Home implementation

November 11th, 2015 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Magill and colleagues published a nice analysis of the staffing costs of a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Compared to a regular practice that already has an electronic medical record, they […]

Video: Paying for value instead of volume

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has been able to control the cost of health care and keep premiums low. Their strategy: value-based contracting.

Controlling the cost of pharmaceuticals through the EAPG payment system

October 16th, 2015 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

In a recent blog we made the case for quantifying the net effect of drugs upon health expenditures so as to make more rational decisions. Providing information about costs and […]

Video Playlist: Better care management with predictive analytics

To strengthen care management, Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska uses predictive analytics to identify members most in need of care.

Transparency of healthcare prices and quality of care: The caboose is at the station waiting…

August 21st, 2015 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

…for the engine to pick up steam. In the past ten years, the train carrying healthcare pricing and quality information has been rolling but the caboose is still waiting at […]

Webinar: How HACs and PPCs impact your organization’s quality scores and reimbursement

With Cheryl Manchenton

Undertstanding the impact of CDI on quality measures is critical to understanding value-based care. 3M’s Cheryl Manchenton offers specific examples in this webinar.

It’s Time to Redefine an Achievable Triple Aim

July 22nd, 2015 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

This blog offers further commentary on the excellent conversation that Paul Levy began in his column, “The Triple Aimers have Missed the Mark.” In his blog, he provides a succinct […]

Incentives Empower Providers to Improve Care

June 26th, 2015 / By Norbert Goldfield, MD, Richard Fuller, MS

For the last decade, we have been fortunate enough to work with many state Medicaid programs and commercial payers on reform efforts incorporating outcomes targets for health care providers. The […]