Partnerships and Value

Why PAC discharge choices are key to success under risk-based payments

As demonstrated by the experiences of two health systems, developing an effective post-acute care strategy requires a focus on the discharge-planning process, stakeholder engagement, and data to promote stakeholder awareness.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 2, 2019

The CFO’s role in driving value in healthcare through informed collaboration

Hospital and health system finance executives should promote clinical, economic and administrative alignment between their organizations and health plans as a necessary step necessary for achieving success under value-based payment contracts.

Emad Rizk, MD August 2, 2019

Creative partnerships bring relief from soaring drug prices

With drug costs emerging as a central concern for healthcare leaders, providers are trying to mitigate the problem through partnerships.

Karen Wagner August 2, 2019

3 essentials for creating and managing a high-value PAC Network

A health system's ability to succeed under value-based payment depends on its having a well- developed post-acute care strategy.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 2, 2019

Payer-provider partnerships focused on improving palliative care in California

Payers and providers in California partnered to significantly improve capacity for services and reduce emergency department visits, thereby improving outcomes.

Emad Rizk, MD August 1, 2019

Why it is necessary to routinely assess healthcare integration initiatives

Because the perspectives of participants in healthcare integration initiatives can change over time, causing their business and financial needs to move out of alignment, it is important to reassess the integration relationships at regular intervals.

Keith D. Moore, MCP August 1, 2019

Sources of qualitative data on PAC providers

Health systems require qualitative data when evaluating post-acute care (PAC) providers as potential partners.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 1, 2019

Payer-provider clinical alignment in Vermont

In Vermont, payer-provider collaboration has led to improved access to primary care, reduced deaths from suicide and drug overdose, decreased ratesof chronic disease and improved chronic disease management.

Emad Rizk, MD August 1, 2019

Joint venture removes provider, patient and payer barriers

A joint venture between Banner Health and Aetna aligns value-based care with economic incentives to reduce the cost of care.

Ed Avis July 14, 2019

Coordinated care reduces hospitalizations

Aetna joint ventures reduced unnecessary hospitalizations by 7% in the first four months of 2018 as compared to CY17, according to Brigitte Nettesheim, president, North Central Region & Joint Ventures for Aetna. Nettesheim says the improvement in hospitalization rates is supported by coordinated care and direct contact with patients and their physicians.  “As an example,…

HFMA July 14, 2019
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