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Value-based Health Care

Achieving the Triple Aim requires new thinking. Innovative ideas from 3M experts to help you make the shift from volume to value.

One more year and five lessons learned from the MSSP ACOs

September 9th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

CMS recently announced the 2015 financial and quality results for nearly 400 Medicare ACOs. My 3M colleagues and I were eager to sift through the data for insights to help […]

Do you trust your healthcare provider with your wallet?

September 7th, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

The rising cost of health care continues to be a top concern for the American public.  Similar to any other purchase, consumers want value when purchasing health care.  Value means […]

Five things “payviders” can’t afford to overlook

July 25th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

One surprising development as health care shifts toward risk-based payment is how many health systems intend to become insurers. According to one study, half of health systems have applied or […]

Are the ACA Health Insurance Marketplaces working?

July 22nd, 2016 / By Paul LaBrec

In March of 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare.  The law created the most significant changes to the […]

Price transparency: Will it really reduce healthcare costs?

July 8th, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

The inability for consumers to know the price of healthcare services prior to receiving care has been identified as an impediment to reducing healthcare costs.  Patients equipped with pricing information […]

New subsidy approach could level playing field between Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service

July 1st, 2016 / By Gretchen Mills

There is an interesting concept called per capita premium subsidy that was included in the MedPAC June 2016 report to Congress and the Republican white paper related to reforming healthcare.  […]

A reimagined discussion about health equity with Bernard Tyson

June 24th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

At the AHIP conference last week, Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, spoke forcefully about health equity during a panel session. “We need to rethink the best way to provide […]

Latest on the Two-Midnight rule audits

June 15th, 2016 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

You may have heard different rumors regarding the Two-Midnight audits. Here’s a breakdown of the latest information: In April, CMS announced it was not going to impose an inpatient payment […]

Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part two)

June 10th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions.  In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]

Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part one)

June 8th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton

How do you know what you don’t know? That’s the conundrum of the new Sepsis 3 definitions and the impact on measurement of quality outcomes.   As I am quite passionate […]

Nuts and bolts: An approach to improving clinical gaps in care

June 3rd, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

I’m often asked by health system leadership “How do we improve X?” where X is a specific quality or utilization metric.  This blog is a description of one (not the […]

Webinar: Effective strategies for managing special needs populations within value-based care

With Herb Fillmore

What makes special populations so important to value-based care? Ignore them at your own risk.