Monthly Archives: August 2014

Duals Geriatric Care Management: Melding the Medical, Social and Behavioral

When developing a geriatric care management program for the dually eligible, coordinating social and medical components is key, says Timothy C. Schwab, MD, FACP, former chief medical officer of SCAN Health Plan and president and CEO of Tim Schwab Healthcare … finish reading Duals Geriatric Care Management: Melding the Medical, Social and Behavioral

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CMS to Test Models for Beneficiary Engagement, Incentives, Behavioral Insights

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are seeking input on models to increase engagement among multiple beneficiary populations in health self-management in order to generate better care and better health at lower costs. The Center for Medicare and … finish reading CMS to Test Models for Beneficiary Engagement, Incentives, Behavioral Insights

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10 Characteristics of CDPHP’s Embedded Case Management Model

Following in the footsteps of Geisinger Health System’s embedded case manager model, Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP’s) Enhanced Primary Care effort used embedded nurse case managers to move from a provider-centered to a patient-centered model. The model helped to … finish reading 10 Characteristics of CDPHP’s Embedded Case Management Model

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Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

Community pharmacists can take a greater role in helping their patients adhere to their medication regimens, leading to a reduction in emergency room (ER) visits and hospital admissions, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of … finish reading Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

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Allegheny Health Network Launches State’s First EMS Pre-Hospital Telemedicine Program

A new program offers patients direct in-home virtual access to a physician who can see and talk to them prior to admitting them to a hospital. The year-long pilot program, Allegheny Health Network’s Pre-hospital Telemedicine Program for use in the … finish reading Allegheny Health Network Launches State’s First EMS Pre-Hospital Telemedicine Program

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6 Drivers of Successful Dual Eligibles Care Management

Successful care management of dual eligibles, a population that constitutes about 9 million individuals in the United States, presents specific, multiple challenges, explains Timothy C. Schwab, MD, FACP, is chief medical officer of SCAN Health Plan. One key to success … finish reading 6 Drivers of Successful Dual Eligibles Care Management

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Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins Enhance Strategic Collaboration to Improve Care Quality

Under a new collaboration, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins Medicine will expand ways to deliver quality care by sharing evidence-based best practices, advancing population health programs, collaborating on education and research endeavors, and exploring how the organizations can work together … finish reading Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins Enhance Strategic Collaboration to Improve Care Quality

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