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Mental Health Disorders Complicate Standards for Readmissions

Co-existing psychiatric illness should be considered in assessing hospital readmissions for three common medical conditions used by Medicare and Medicaid to penalize hospitals with “excessive” readmission rates: heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and pneumonia, according to a new collaborative … finish reading Mental Health Disorders Complicate Standards for Readmissions

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Anthem, Hartford Healthcare Renew Value-Based Agreement; Integrate Behavioral Health, Chronic Care Programs

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Hartford Healthcare (HHC) have renewed an accountable care agreement designed to broaden their value-based arrangement, create tighter integration and enhance care coordination, according to Hartford Healthcare officials. In addition to their current partnership, … finish reading Anthem, Hartford Healthcare Renew Value-Based Agreement; Integrate Behavioral Health, Chronic Care Programs

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6 Key Telehealth Trends

Remotely monitoring discharged patients through videoconferencing was among the top trends for telehealth in 2013, according to the results of the Healthcare Intelligence Network’s Telehealth survey. Respondents reported improved communication and greater effectiveness in monitoring patients with chronic diseases including … finish reading 6 Key Telehealth Trends

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Improved Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Key to Aetna’s New ACO Agreements in Maine

Aetna has announced five new accountable care agreements in Maine that will align payment for medical services at major health systems in the state with improved quality, efficiency and patient experiences. According to Aetna, these agreements are expected to help … finish reading Improved Care Coordination, Patient Engagement Key to Aetna’s New ACO Agreements in Maine

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Case Loads for Case Managers

How do you determine the optimal numbers of patients for case managers to manage? Perhaps one of the most frequently asked and debated questions in the industry, ultimately experience and the level of patient comorbidity help determine the answer, say … finish reading Case Loads for Case Managers

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Oncology-Specific EMRs Improve Patient Care and Safety

Using oncology-specific EMRs to chart evidence-based treatment plans has improved patient care and quality, according to a clincians at The Mount Sinai Hospital. The EMRs, Epic’s Beacon module system, designed specifically for cancer treatment, enable drugs to be prescribed and … finish reading Oncology-Specific EMRs Improve Patient Care and Safety

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