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  • Most states seek value-based payment programs, report says

    A report from Change Healthcare showed at least 40 states are working to get value-based payment programs and there are 15 multipayer initiatives across the states. States that have gone the farthest in embracing value-based payment model initiatives include Washington, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota and Tennessee. Healthcare Informatics online (11/14) Learn More

  • Better patient outcomes, higher provider satisfaction in VBC plans

    Higher percentages of patients enrolled in a Humana value-based care health plan were screened for colorectal and breast cancer, and more achieved blood glucose goals, than those in fee-for-service plans, according to a report from the company. Health care providers in VBC networks had higher overall HEDIS, patient engagement and provider satisfaction scores than providers in FFS plans, according to the report. Health Payer Intelligence (11/15) Learn More

  • Research evaluates efficacy of risk assessment, management program in diabetes

    Chinese researchers followed 53,436 adults for an average of 4.5 years and found that 23.2% of those in the multidisciplinary Risk Assessment and Management Program for Primary Care Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus group had a cumulative incidence of diabetes-related complications and all-cause mortality, compared with 43.6% in the usual care group. The findings in Diabetes Care revealed that the RAMP-DM group also had a lower risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease/microvascular complications, as well as lower rates for hospitalizations and specialist and emergency attendance, than the usual care group. Healio (free registration) (11/14) Learn More

  • Multidisciplinary clinics are future of IBD care, experts say

    Experts at the Advances in IBD 2017 conference said multidisciplinary clinics that improve patient satisfaction and reduce costs of treating inflammatory bowel disease are the wave of the future. The new delivery model would integrate pregnancy and psychosocial care, group visits, telemedicine, surgery and nutrition with IBD care. Healio (free registration) (11/10) Learn More

  • Study looks at physician attitudes toward parental health

    Almost 80% of physicians who treat children reported addressing one or more parental health issues in at least 25% of well-child visits, the most common of which were tobacco use and maternal depression, according to a study in Clinical Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatrics. Inadequate time was cited as the primary hindrance to addressing parental health. HealthLeaders Media (11/13) Learn More

  • Survey: 97% of health care organizations use EHRs for QPP

    Survey data from about 120 health system executives found 97% use EHR and population health management systems to report in the CMS Quality Payment Program, but 39% had a low level of satisfaction with their system, according to a report from SA Ignite. Most respondents wanted to maximize payment incentives, but 72% said their EHR does not have a Merit-based Incentive Payment System solution. Becker's Hospital Review (11/15) Learn More

  • Geisinger to expand its precision medicine initiative on national level

    Becker's Hospital Review (11/14) Learn More