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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.

Are pharmacists ready for value-based care?

February 13th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

U.S. pharmacists dispensed 4.4 billion prescriptions in 2015. The total cost was $310 billion. This represents 10 percent of the national healthcare bill. Drug costs are increasing and Americans are […]

Think bipartisanship is dead? Two words – Medicare Advantage

February 1st, 2017 / By Clark Cameron

Now that the masses have returned home from either the inauguration or protests in our nation’s capital, the Legislative and Executive branches have begun the daily scrum of governing. Given the polarized […]

Calculating reliability: Methodology adapted for estimating stability of cost data in New York

February 1st, 2017 / By Michael Keyes, Ryan Butterfield

Introduction Achieving New York’s goal of moving 80-90 percent of managed Medicaid dollars to Value-based payment (VBP) arrangements by 2020 will certainly be a challenge.  Most MCOs will need to […]

Healthcare predictions in a time of uncertainty

January 18th, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

We all know the Trump administration’s commitment to repeal and replace key components of the Affordable Care Act. What we don’t know is what that will look like or how […]

The impact of non-medical determinants of health on hospital readmission rates

January 13th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

The Missouri Hospital Association’s exploration of the impact of poverty on readmission rates leads them to suggest, “Before Penalizing Hospitals, Account for the Social Determinants of Health.”[1] Here’s an example: […]

Is value-based insurance design the answer to reducing healthcare costs?

January 9th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Value-based insurance design (VBID) arrived in Washington, DC on the first day of 2017 when two of the largest federal government healthcare programs launched VBID demonstration programs.  The long-awaited Center […]

A look back at popular blogs of 2016

December 29th, 2016

Happy New Year and thank you to all our readers! Before we officially start 2017, catch up on five of Inside Angle’s most read blogs of 2016: Overcoming skepticism about […]

Expanding VBP arrangements to meet requirements and medical ecosystems

December 12th, 2016 / By Shannon Garrison, Ryan Butterfield

Following Medicare’s lead, New York State Medicaid has implemented requirements on health plans to rapidly increase the percentage of dollars being spent under value-based care arrangements. Not only will plans […]

Why should a primary care physician consider readmission rates as a reasonable quality-of-care indicator?

December 5th, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

“Readmission rates apply to hospitals.  As a primary care physician, I don’t have control over hospitals so why should I be on the hook for this?”  This is a question […]

My go-to sites for information on healthcare quality and payment

December 2nd, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

Two years ago, I blogged about my favorite websites for information on population health. Since then my inbox has become crowded with e-newsletters and alerts. Recently I found myself unsubscribing […]

Webinar: Making sense of MACRA

Have you been leafing through all 2,000+ pages of the Final Rule? Save yourself time and learn how your system can succeed under the new guidelines.

Webinar: Value-based reimbursement and the role of HCCs for risk adjustment

With Jeremy Zasowski, Donna Smith, RHIA

CMS is moving to shift healthcare payments from traditional fee-for-service models to value-based reimbursement (VBR). How prepared is your organization to successfully receive accurate reimbursement for your patient population?