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

Implications of the 2019 Medicare Advantage Part 1 Advance Notice

January 10th, 2018 / By Gretchen Mills

On December 27, 2017, CMS published Part 1 of this year’s Medicare Advantage (MA) Advance Notice highlighting proposed changes in MA payments for 2019. CMS requires comments on this Part […]

Addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease

January 5th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The prevention and management of chronic health conditions will have the greatest impact on reducing healthcare costs, improving quality of life and reducing mortality.  A 2017 RAND study estimates that […]

Four ways HCCs impact health systems

December 22nd, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been the underlying risk adjustment for many Medicare programs for several years. But they didn’t attract wide interest until CMS began shifting more payment toward […]

Article: The role of HCCs in a value-based payment system

With Donna Smith, RHIA, L. Gordon Moore, MD

L. Gordon Moore and Donna Smith discuss how appropriate documentation and coding of hierarchical condition categories (HCCs) can have a significant impact on payment in a value-based system.

Are Medicare readmission penalties working?

December 18th, 2017 / By Paul LaBrec

In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP).  The program, included in the Affordable Care Act, was designed to improve post-acute […]

A look back at popular blogs of 2017

December 15th, 2017

Thanks for reading the Inside Angle blog in 2017! As 2018 approaches, revisit some of our most popular blogs of the year: 1. HCCs: A frequent factor in the value […]

Hospitals and health systems address impact of social determinants and other non-medical factors

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

In a representative survey of 300 hospitals and health systems, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions discovered that: “80 percent of hospital respondents reported that leadership is committed to establishing […]

eGuide: Treating the mind and the body

3 questions to consider when linking physical and behavioral health services.

White Paper: Medicaid value-based care: Best practice strategies for success

Discussion of five best practices that help Medicaid agencies transition toward value-based care.

Consumer-directed health plans, rational economic theory and the Triple Aim

November 22nd, 2017 / By Katie Christensen

The consumer-directed health plan (“high deductible”) remains a popular insurance option, theoretically leaving patients more empowered than ever to optimize the Triple Aim initiative (maximum health and quality while minimizing […]

The specialist referral: Do primary care providers have all the information they need?

November 17th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

The role of the primary care provider is to serve as a generalist in managing their patients’ health. Specialists are available to provide expert opinion or specific procedures beyond the […]

Value-based payments: How well do you know your members?

November 13th, 2017 / By Gina Perna

New York is one of many states in the process of reforming the way it pays providers through a Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program. The goal is to […]