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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.

Misery on the front lines of healthcare delivery

October 26th, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Health professionals should not have to choose between doing what’s right for their patients and doing well. Health care in the U.S. is undergoing significant changes in the way we […]

Don’t destroy what works well in health care

October 24th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

What is the most effective mechanism in the U.S. to achieve the goals of health reform? Is it cutting-edge technology? Risk-based payment models? Affordable health insurance coverage for more people? […]

HCCs for risk adjustment anyone?

October 17th, 2016 / By Jeremy Zasowski

The results of a recent study from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation on payment rewards and penalties for Michigan hospitals participating in the Medicare Comprehensive Joint […]

What can we expect in the MACRA final rule?

October 14th, 2016 / By Gretchen Mills

Congress passed MACRA in a bi-partisan (yes it actually can happen!) effort.  The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 900-page proposed rule on April 27, 2016, requesting […]

The “what, when, where, and how much” dilemma of health care

October 10th, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

The Triple Aim of health care often focuses on reducing cost and improving outcomes.  The third component of the Triple Aim – improving the patient experience of care – is […]

Case Study: CMO: Montefiore Care Management

Learn how the Montefiore ACO used analytics to find at-risk members and measure quality, outcomes, cost and efficacy.

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.  […]