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Health Management

Four ways to prioritize women’s healthFrom “all-in-one” healthcare appointments to coordinating women’s care for convenience, here’s how providers and researchers say plans and providers can prioritize
Insurer's foundation heart initiative addresses cardiovascular disparitiesThe Independence Blue Cross Foundation Healthy Hearts Initiative aims to improve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest, increase CPR preparedness.
Five ways care management can shift to value-based careAs fee-for-service rapidly transforms into value-based care, the industry must improve member engagement and outcomes by using targeted care management interventions that help deliver bottom-line results across a broader spectrum of the population.
Three concepts to consider for bundled payment successThe path to bundled payment success can be daunting. Here’s three universal concepts that will promote success under the various CMS models.
Do retail clinics decrease emergency room visits?Retail clinics emerge as a way to satisfy the growing demand for healthcare created by the newly insured under the ACA, but contrary to expectations, they do not appear to be leading to meaningful reductions in low-acuity ED visits.
Make it personal: Three ways to connect with healthcare consumers: Remembering to engage in healthy behavior can often slip to the bottom of our list of priorities. In a world where we need to be reminded and motivated to be the healthiest version of ourselves, the right nudges at the right time can help us get there.
One insurer proves that value-based reimbursement works in practiceHumana’s value-based reimbursement model with physicians has helped to improve care quality and health outcomes for its Medicare Advantage (MA) program members.
Remote Patient Monitoring is a Wise Investment for PayersThe results of Geneia’s year-long study – a savings of $8,375 per patient and a slowing of disease progression – demonstrate that remote patient monitoring is a wise investment for payers.
Better outcomes for CF patients in monitoring programStudy examines the effectiveness of the Walgreens Connected Care CF program compared to a matched sample of control patients.
P4P programs feasible in addiction settingsAlcohol and drug dependency treatment goals can tied to an insurer’s pay-for-performance incentive program. Here’s how.