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Medically Tailored Meals More Than Pay for Themselves

Lori Wiviott Tishler, MD, describes the Commonwealth Care Alliance’s approach to partnering with community-based organizations to provide medically tailored meals to members in need.

MD February 18, 2019

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: 3 Must-Do Steps for Physicians

The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 includes a variety of new policies—and revenue opportunities for providers if they take a few key steps in relation to areas such as payment rates, documentation requirements, and new services.

MD January 23, 2019

When Every Minute Counts: Helping Hospitals Address the Opioid Epidemic

Garth Graham, MD, describes the Aetna Foundation’s efforts to fund opioid treatment programs that are tailored to the characteristics of individual communities.

MD January 21, 2019

How to Determine a Physician Engagement Strategy for Your Market

When deciding on the optimal physician engagement strategy, hospitals should consider the level of provider competition in the market and how strongly local health plans are pushing value-based care.

MD December 18, 2018

Systemness as a Lever for Greater Health System Resilience

Systemness, or operating in a way that enables the system to create more value than the sum of its parts, enhances an organization’s business resilience. The most important manifestations of systemness are patient access and provider network management.

MD October 16, 2018

Addressing Health Disparities by Promoting Achievement in Disadvantaged Students

Barry D. Mann describes a national program that Main Line Health initiated to engage disadvantaged high school students in learning about healthcare operations and career possibilities.

MD September 26, 2018

Why Hospital-Physician Collaboration Must Improve for the Sake of the Revenue Cycle

Lisa Banker explains why collaboration between hospital administrators and physicians is more important than ever these days in the effort to optimize revenue cycle operations.

MD September 20, 2018

4 Steps for Success in a Changing Payment Landscape

The experiences of oncology practices participating in CMMI’s Oncology Care Model offer insight on how physician practices can best adapt their revenue cycle for value-based payment models.

MD August 29, 2018

Practical Physician Engagement Strategies for Value-Based Care (Part II)

Change management approaches can help health system leaders engage physicians in value-oriented efforts to reduce clinical variation.

MD July 26, 2018

Crunching the Numbers

Providers should focus on improving quality, reducing costs, and delivering a positive patient experience to stage a high-functioning physician referral network.

MD June 26, 2018