• Healthcare Redesign

    Getting to Know Patients in Their Homes Joe Shen describes EmblemHealth's collaboration with an independent physician association to conduct in-home visits for members, boosting patient engagement and member satisfaction.
    • Health Plans, Providers Collaborate on Payment Transformation in Hawaii More than 500 primary care providers have moved to per-member, per-month payments for patients covered by Hawaii’s largest health plan. The initiative may provide a roadmap for smaller physician practices to participate and flourish in the transition to value.
    • Innovating to Improve Health Equity Many Americans are unable to achieve their full health potential because of socioeconomic disparities, addiction, or even their address. To tackle these health inequities, health systems and health plans are testing innovative approaches that could bring financial benefits as well.
    • Confronting the Loneliness Epidemic CareMore Health’s Robin Caruso describes a new organizational initiative to address loneliness in at-risk patients.
    • Choosing the Right Path Forward for Value-Based Care Thomas Schenk, MD, of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York describes the health plan’s approach to supporting primary care physicians with a capitated payment system that accounts for local-market characteristics.
    • New Program Seeks to Enhance Care of Elderly Patients Two national organizations seek to spread the “Age-Friendly Health Systems” movement to 20 percent of all health systems by 2020.
    • The Benefits of Direct-to-Employer ACO Arrangements Clifford Fullerton, president of Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance, describes a direct-to-employer accountable care organization arrangement that is improving patient access and care quality.

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