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Improving Care Transitions Key to new ACO from Coastal Physicians and UnitedHealthcare

Designed to enable primary care doctors to more easily manage patients’ healthcare visits and transitions, Coastal Medical and UnitedHealthcare have announced a new ACO in Rhode Island. The new ACO will help Coastal Medical physicians, an NCQA-recognized primary care group … finish reading Improving Care Transitions Key to new ACO from Coastal Physicians and UnitedHealthcare

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Follow-Up Phone Calls, E-mails Improve Patient Satisfaction with ED Experience

Call me, maybe? That could be the new refrain from recently discharged ED patients to their emergency physicians, says a new survey published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. According to the results of patient satisfaction surveys completed by more … finish reading Follow-Up Phone Calls, E-mails Improve Patient Satisfaction with ED Experience

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10 Approaches to Slow Spending Growth by $2 Trillion Over 10 Years

A set of 10 approaches that could accelerate healthcare delivery could also slow health spending growth by $2 trillion from 2014 to 2023, according to a report from The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. These strategies … finish reading 10 Approaches to Slow Spending Growth by $2 Trillion Over 10 Years

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More Co-Management Agreements Ahead on Healthcare Horizon: Analysis

Healthcare organizations will be guided in 2013 by the familiar mantra of IHI’s Triple Aim as well as the emergence of continuum-driven and integrated healthcare delivery systems and the new business and payment models that support them, predicts Steven T. … finish reading More Co-Management Agreements Ahead on Healthcare Horizon: Analysis

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U.S. Physicians Healthier Than Nurses and Employed Adults: Poll

Doctors do practice what they preach, and are setting good examples for their patients, according to a series of Gallup polls. U.S. physicians appear to be in better health and have better health habits than nurses and other members of … finish reading U.S. Physicians Healthier Than Nurses and Employed Adults: Poll

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