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Identifying what is working with accountable care organizations

October 13th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

A primary objective of the Triple Aim for healthcare payers is to reduce costs associated with inefficient, ineffective, or medically unnecessary care. The accountable care organization, or ACO, has been […]

Social determinants of health: Why such a hot topic?

September 25th, 2017 / By Gretchen Mills

I’ve been following many recent articles about the increased interest in social determinants of health. This topic caught my attention a few years ago when I came across the pioneering […]

Behavioral health and value-based care: Is it time?

August 28th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

The trend towards value-based payments has been accelerating. There is a significant opportunity for reducing spending while improving quality across many areas of health care, including primary care, oncology, orthopedic […]

Can predictive models identify risks arising from social determinants of health (SDH)?

August 25th, 2017 / By Herb Fillmore

Strong predictive models will surface the key person, place, and system factors in play for individuals and for populations. These models incorporate environmental as well as personal health status variables […]

Populations, samples and statistical plane crashes

August 16th, 2017 / By Ryan Butterfield

Ryan Butterfield’s co-author on this blog is Melissa Gottschalk, a Research Analyst 2 on a team within the Clinical and Economic Research group for 3M Health Information Systems. Carl Friedrich […]

Webinar: Managing variation in health care: The unique role of risk adjustment

With L. Gordon Moore, MD, Erika Johnson

In this webinar, experts L. Gordon Moore and Erika Johnson discuss using risk adjustment to reveal variation in health care.

Video: Provider-affiliated health plans

What are the top five things “payviders” need to pay attention to? This video rounds them up.

Webinar: Predictions about predictive analytics: From telescope to microscope

With Herb Fillmore

In his latest webinar, Herb Fillmore examines the shift to a microscope approach to actionable predictive analytics that takes a detailed look at the individual patterns that make up patient […]

Moving from “the data is wrong” to “all data is flawed but still useful”

April 12th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Value-based purchasing and population health management are supposed to change aspects of the relationship between insurers (health plans) and providers (accountable care organizations, health systems, etc).  New contracts are supposed […]

The population health elephant

April 5th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Last month, I blogged about long held tenants of medical necessity and how those standards impact today’s creative thinking on actions to improve health outcomes. I received interesting questions from […]

Tyranny of the urgent and addressing what matters: Using health risk assessments well

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

One premise of improving population health outcomes rests on the idea that we can be more pro-active in healthcare delivery. In addition to reacting to the “reason for visit” we […]

Population health: What’s medical necessity got to do with it?

March 8th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

A busy doctor just saw his diabetic patient in the office. The usual was done; B/P, weight, pulse, respirations recorded and the blood glucose log was reviewed. The doctor reminded […]