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.

Healthcare payment policy spotlight: The consumer is our customer

March 8th, 2019 / By Katie Christensen

According to the Commonwealth Fund, which ranks healthcare quality worldwide, the U.S. is a low performer for three dominant reasons: Lack of coverage; Administrative inefficiency and Underperforming primary care due […]

A look at what’s not working in U.S. health care

March 6th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Good ideas can morph into problematic policies that drive up costs and erode quality. Take diabetes as an example.  We could pose the ultimate goal of effective diabetes management is […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Good intentions and unintended consequences: A look at healthcare policy

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to the 3M Inside Angle podcast. This is Gordon Moore, your host, and today I am speaking with Harold D. Miller. He’s the president and CEO of […]

Specialist cost and quality: What do primary care physicians need to know?

March 4th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care physicians (PCPs) want data that can be used to better serve their patients. If they can easily access timely and relevant data, they will use it. Cost, quality […]

Medicare Advantage Advanced Notice for 2020: Key insights

February 13th, 2019 / By Gretchen Mills

CMS has released the Advance Notice Parts I and II per the annual cycle of Medicare Advantage (MA) regulatory guidelines for the coming year. The Advance Notices provide the parameters […]

The Iron Triangle of Health Care: Access, cost and quality

February 6th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

The “Iron Triangle” in health care refers to the concept that access, cost and quality cannot all be simultaneously improved. The premise is that an improvement in one area results […]

Physician billing guidelines are counter-productive. Will the new CMS rule make things worse?

January 18th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

In a Health Affairs blog and an Inside Angle podcast discussion, the health policy expert, physician and self-styled contrarian, Bob Berenson explains why the Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding guidelines […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Physician payment and performance measurement: Is it fair?

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to the Inside Angle Podcast. This is Gordon Moore, your host. And today, I’m speaking with Robert Berenson. He is a physician who joined the Urban Institute […]

Webinar: Ready for 2019 value-based purchasing?

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

The new year is upon us: Are you ready for the 2019 Value-Based Purchasing Program? Eric Sorenson and Cheryl Manchenton will help you get up to speed.

Hospital prices go public: Does it matter?

January 2nd, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

As of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post their prices on the internet for patients to review. The intent is to provide patients with price transparency and allow them to […]

What is ahead for hospitals based on the December MedPAC meeting?

December 14th, 2018 / By Gretchen Mills

MedPAC is the nonpartisan advisory group that provides advice to Congress (and CMS).  Although not mandatory, MedPAC recommendations are taken seriously and may be implemented by CMS through regulation or […]

The importance of humans in health care

December 5th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

The online portal Dictionary describes healthcare as “noun; the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services”. Interesting that it does not mention […]