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Care Management Weekly News Update - 8/8/17

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 04:26 PM

Population Health: The Pieces are Starting to Fit Together

Population health is a grand vision with many working parts, and the opportunities are both enormous and challenging when it comes to revenue and care delivery outcomes. Experts will share insights and success stories about the opportunities and hard-wrought lessons learned at the Pop Health Forum Oct. 2 to 3 in Chicago.

Practices with More Non-Physician Providers Increase Profits: Survey 

The Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA’s) 2017 “DataDive Cost and Revenue Survey” found that one key factor in medical group profitability and productivity is greater utilization of physician extenders and key support staff.

Readmissions Reduced to 7.8% with Nursing Intervention at Home

Hospitals can significantly reduce readmissions with a multilayered program tailored to the needs of individual patients, according to the experience of an Arizona health system.

VA Expands Telehealth Programs into Video, Online Scheduling Nationwide

The Veterans Administration (VA) announced last week three telehealth and mobile application initiatives to expand healthcare access for veterans and allow them to get care at home. In the announcement, VA Administrator Dr. David Shulkin highlighted a new initiative and two expanded programs that will remove “geography as a barrier so that we can speed up access to veterans.”

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