HOSPITAL & PROVIDER STRATEGY Most health execs say payers should be forced to pay for telemedicine January 04, 2017 By Tracey Walker Managed Healthcare Executive’s 2017 Technology Survey findings reveal that more healthcare executives see the value in telemedicine reimbursement. How data analytics combats the opioid epidemic Deaths due to opioid abuse have risen sharply—and show no signs of leveling off. Here’s how data analytics can prevent abuse and diversion. How hospitals are doing with the CJR program: CMS releases key data December 24, 2016 By Kelly Price While the second feed may not change providers’ actions in terms of the strategy they’re implementing for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program, the findings should change their expectations. Top 10 takeaways from managed healthcare State of Industry Survey December 23, 2016 By Aubrey Westgate Find out how healthcare executives feel about the industry moving into 2017. Two ways to prevent treatment overutilization December 22, 2016 By Joe Guerriero Explore how using support tools can prevent treatment overutilization. Mental health: The secret sauce to healthcare reform December 20, 2016 By Tracey Walker Mental health advocate Patrick J. Kennedy talks to Managed Healthcare Executive about reform, mental health equity, and how payers can help integrate care in mental health. Ten ways Medicare Advantage plans improve risk adjustment success December 19, 2016 By Sean Creighton Medicare plans must understand the impact of CMS rule change to be prepared for risk adjustment in 2017. Here are 10 tips to better manage the risk adjustment process. ACOs support programs that increase value in pediatrics December 18, 2016 By Tracey Walker Study: ACOs can be part of the structure to improve outcomes in children with medical complexity. Payer-provider partnership drives value: Execs share lessons learned December 15, 2016 By Tracey Walker Humana and Oak Street Health share the challenges and opportunities of moving away from the fee-for-service model to value-based care. Four things to know about the 21st Century Cures Act December 14, 2016 By Tracey Walker The 21st Century Cures Act, a landmark medical research bill, offers healthcare executives a promising future.