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HOSPITAL & PROVIDER STRATEGY

What do patients value in healthcare?National surveys from Public Agenda, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examine public perceptions of quality in diabetes care, joint replacement and maternity care.
Five strategies to improve care for members with advanced diseaseHere are five key strategies to improve care and outcomes for members with advanced illness.
Is managed care overusing inferior vena cava filters?A new study evaluating Humana claims data reveals interesting findings about IVC filter use in managed care.
Three reasons for nonadherenceUncover the root causes of why patients become nonadherent and be better positioned to improve the lives of patients and reduce costs through improved health outcomes.
Population health expert highlights medicine’s “third pillar”Professor in the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery Natalia Wilson, MD, MPH, discusses teaching population health to the next-generation of physicians, and how it will transform care.
Views split on population health benefitsViews on the importance of population health differ depending on how you interact with patients, says the NEJM Care Redesign survey.
Provider relations are key when incentives are absentIn lines of care where improved outcomes aren’t paired with bonus payments, motivating providers and members to close gaps in care can be difficult.
How one health plan aims to improve qualityDeveloping and carrying out a unified strategy for quality improvement can be difficult. CareSource is outlining its goals and supporting the front lines to initiate change.
How to boost your Star ratingsThe Stars ratings are meant to ensure that every health plan is providing adequate services for members. For payers, meeting these ever-changing measures can be a challenge.
Low CAHPS scores? Try thisLow CAHPS scores are a problem for health plans, but they don’t give much information in terms of how plans can improve. Drill down surveys might be the answer.