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HOSPITAL & PROVIDER STRATEGY

How Cigna reduced opioid use 12% in 12 monthsManaged Healthcare Executive (MHE) recently spoke with Cigna’s Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health Doug Nemecek, MD, about Cigna’s efforts, outcomes, and how it plans to reach its goal
Opinion: Three ways to maximize the benefits of physician assistantsHow Phoenix Children’s improved access, value and outcomes through a dedicated focus on advanced practice providers.
Four data analytics areas that promote cost savingsAnalytics is an integral component of healthcare no matter what Congress decides, according to one expert. Here are 4 areas of data analytics that health plans can develop that will promote future cost savings.
How to approach value in oncologyAn eye-opening study by Precision for Value assesses cancer value frameworks.
Three ways integration focuses on customersHere are three ways HealthPartners’ health plan and care delivery system work together to save customers time and money and improve their experience.
PCMHs thrive with use of pop health technologyBy using a patient-centered, physician-led model of care, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Michigan lowers recidivism and healthcare costs.
Four questions to ask about healthcare benchmarkingHere’s how successful strategy leaders look to industry benchmark data to map out where they want to take their service line, practice or institution.
Three ways payers can help consumers make wise healthcare decisionsPayers can facilitate action on the part of physicians to appreciate the growing awareness and financial responsibility of their patients and to better use a shared decision-making approach. Here’s three ways how.
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.