Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Topic: 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 ACOs ready to take on more risk?

August 13th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Ready or not, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will be expected to assume downside risk after two years according to a proposal announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) […]

Industry disruption may finally impact “It’s the pricing” conundrum

August 3rd, 2018 / By Katie Christensen

One of the most enlightening insights from a recent University of Washington research study is that pricing contributes to ever-escalating healthcare costs. Since 2003, the annual rate of growth of […]

Hospitals, health systems and value-based payment: How do they work together?

July 25th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

The pressure to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce unnecessary use of healthcare resources weighs heavily on hospital and health system administrators working with tight margins. Success under value-based payment requires […]

Coverage, cost and consistency: The 3 challenges of American healthcare

July 19th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The plight of the American healthcare system has been discussed for decades. Researchers and practitioners have developed some of the most advanced medical interventions for victims of trauma, congenital anomalies, […]

Reducing the total cost of care by reducing the noise

July 9th, 2018 / By Brian Mitchell

I was reading an article recently about the luxury of silence and it referenced the word noise as deriving from the Latin word nausea…emanating a sense of discomfort and queasiness. […]

U.S. healthcare nations

June 25th, 2018 / By Paul LaBrec

While reading one of the news summary services I regularly review, I came across an article based on the book American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures […]

Understanding the EAPG transition and its impact on payment

June 22nd, 2018 / By Elena Nezdurova

How hospitals and physicians get paid is changing as the U.S. healthcare system transitions from volume-based to value-based care. Reimbursement methodologies need to allow for a plan to control costs, […]

Transparency in healthcare pricing: It’s time

June 20th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

In my last blog, I commented on being overcharged by my PBM for a medication that had been removed from their formulary – allegedly because the FDA pulled some old […]

The accountable care organization – Are we getting the results we expected?

June 13th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The accountable care organization (ACO) was first proposed in 2006 as a method for reigning in the increasing costs of health care. The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) was enacted […]

Nine things to know as Partnership for Patients faces its next permutation

June 4th, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

HHS is adapting yet again of one of its most widespread quality initiatives, called Partnership for Patients. Will it be more of the same or a whole new game? HHS […]

When hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) hit close to home

May 30th, 2018 / By Steve Cantwell

Late one night this April, my good friend and work associate finds it so difficult to breathe she wakes her husband to drive her to Emergency. One day she’s on […]

Prescribing food as medicine

May 11th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

As the U.S. healthcare system tries to manage the 60 percent of persons with at least one chronic disease that consume 90 percent of healthcare costs, it is an opportune […]