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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.
Opinion: Who's to blame for surprise out-of-network bills?Across the country more states are taking steps to limit patients’ exposure to surprise out-of-network bills.
Five ways to drive patient satisfactionA West survey has revealing findings about patient satisfaction.
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.
Opinion: Cost transparency improves collections and boosts satisfactionConsider providing cost estimates prior to rendering care to increase collections, patient satisfaction.
How to get physician buy-in on new payment modelsAlhough interest in value-based compensation for physicians continues to rise, trying to implement new payment systems is complex. Here's how to do it.
Top four healthcare industry changes to watch in 2017
Top four healthcare industry changes to watch in 2017In order to survive as a managed care organization, it’s important to stay on top of policy changes and reimbursement trends.
Nine things healthcare executives should know about MACRAAlthough CMS released the final rule for MACRA in October, there is still quite a bit of confusion.
How hospitals are doing with the CJR program: CMS releases key dataWhile 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.
Three reimbursement changes to watch in 2017
Three reimbursement changes to watch in 2017CMS is adding, dropping, and expanding payment rules