Posts Tagged ‘healthcare spending’

Infographic: Top 5 Strategies for Managing Post-Acute Care

April 14th, 2017 by Melanie Matthews

As post-acute care costs increase, now accounting for $1 out of every $4 spent by Medicare Advantage plans, health plans are focusing on post-acute care management, according to a new infographic by CareCentrix.

The infographic examines the top five strategies healthcare organizations are using to manage post-acute care.

Medicare’s proposed payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for 2017 and beyond solidify post-acute care’s (PAC) partnership in the transformation of healthcare delivery. Subsequent to the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act), forward-thinking PAC organizations realized the need to rethink patient care—not just in their own facilities but as patients move from hospital to SNF, home health or rehabilitation facility.

Post-Acute Care Trends: Cross-Setting Collaborations to Align Clinical Standards and Provider Demands examines a collaboration between the first URAC-accredited clinically integrated network in the country and one of its partnering PAC providers to map out and enhance a patient’s journey through the network continuum—drilling down to improve the quality of the transition from acute to post-acute care.

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Infographic: Measuring Total Investments in Health

November 21st, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Current spending on medical care is increasing, but does not always translate to improved health. Research has, however, shown a positive relationship between spending on social services and improved health and there has been a growing number efforts to measure “total spend on health” or the investments being made to produce health, according to a new infographic by Leavitt Partners.

To better understand total spend on health, defined as health expenditures that extend beyond traditional clinical care costs or total cost of care measures to include costs related to social determinants of health, Leavitt conducted, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, an assessment of related research and initiatives.

The infographic examines the key challenges of analyzing total spend on health and next steps for healthcare leaders, researchers and other stakeholders in this area.

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The move from fee-for-service to value-based healthcare is driving the need for increased capabilities in population health management, including addressing all of the areas that may impact a person’s health. There is growing recognition that a broad range of social, economic and environmental factors shape an individual’s health, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, 60 percent of premature deaths are due to either individual behaviors or social and environmental factors. Healthcare providers who adopt value-based reimbursement models have an economic interest in all of the factors that impact a person’s health and providers must develop new skills and data gathering capabilities and forge community partnerships to understand and impact these factors.

During Social Determinants and Population Health: Moving Beyond Clinical Data in a Value-Based Healthcare System a December 8th webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, Dr. Randall Williams, chief executive officer, Pharos Innovations, will share his insight on the opportunity available to providers to impact population health beyond traditional clinical factors.

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Infographic: Technology Use, Prices Drive High U.S. Healthcare Costs

December 7th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

The United States spent more per person on healthcare than 12 other high-income nations in 2013, while seeing the lowest life expectancy and some of the worst health outcomes among this group, according to a Commonwealth Fund report. The analysis shows that in the United States, which spent an average of $9,086 per person annually, life expectancy was 78.8 years. Switzerland, the second-highest-spending country, spent $6,325 per person and had a life expectancy of 82.9 years. Mortality rates for cancer were among the lowest in the United States, but rates of chronic conditions, obesity, and infant mortality were higher than those abroad.

U.S. healthcare spending per person is highest not because Americans go to doctors and hospitals more often, but because of greater medical technology use and healthcare prices that are higher than in other nations, according to the report. Some of the reports findings are depicted in a new infographic by The Commonwealth Fund, including a comparison of: bypass surgery costs in the United States and the Netherlands; MRI exams per 1,000 people in the United States and Canada; and annual physician visits in the United States and in 34 high-income countries.

From cost pressures, consumerism and consolidation to a proliferation of patient-centered, value-based delivery and payment models, the state of healthcare continues to challenge organizations in the industry.

Healthcare Trends & Forecasts in 2016: Performance Expectations for the Healthcare Industry, HIN’s 12th annual business forecast, pins down the trends destined to impact the industry in the year to come and proposes tactics C-suite executives can employ to distinguish their operations in a dynamic marketplace.

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Infographic: Medicare Spending Trends

January 26th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

In the short term, Medicare spending per person is expected to be lower relative to previous projections and to grow more slowly than private health insurance, according to a “Visualizing Health Policy” infographic by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

The infographic also examines long-term predictions for Medicare spending and projections on a Medicare shortfall.

Physician Reimbursement for Chronic Care Management: Identifying New Practice Revenue OpportunitiesStarting this month, Medicare is reimbursing physician practices for select Chronic Care Management (CCM) services not previously eligible for reimbursement, underscoring the vital role of care management in primary care.

Physician Reimbursement for Chronic Care Management: Identifying New Practice Revenue Opportunities offers practical guidance to prepare physician practices to maximize CCM reimbursement in the year ahead.

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Infographic: Safety Net Hospitals Will Not Be Docked in States That Don’t Expand Medicaid

July 5th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Instead of punishing states and safety net hospitals in those states that refuse to expand Medicaid, Medicaid funding cuts – $500 million in 2014 and $600 million in 2015 – will be allocated among states fairly evenly, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Louisiana and New Hampshire are the top two states to receive the most federal dollars for their uninsured residents, according to a new infographic from Pew’s Stateline. The infographic shows the allocation of federal funding state by state in dollars per resident.

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Infographic: Where Does Healthcare Money Go?

July 3rd, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Healthcare in the United States accounts for trillions of dollars in spending, both by governments and private individuals. The impact of the healthcare industry on everyday Americans continues to grow, whether they see it in their insurance bill or whether they earn their salaries from the healthcare industry.

Almost half of Americans take at least one prescription drug, according to a new infographic by Best Masters in Healthcare. The spending for these prescription drugs is on the rise. The infographic also details per capita healthcare spending, a look at healthcare billing departments, industry jobs on the rise and more.

Health in America
Source: Best Masters in Healthcare

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Infographic: The Cost of 30 Years of Unsustainable Health Spending Growth in the U.S.

April 10th, 2013 by Melanie Matthews

If the United States had spent as much per person on healthcare as Switzerland did over the past 30 years, the savings would be about $15.5 trillion, according to a new infographic by The Commonwealth Fund.

Unsustainable Health Spending Growth

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Infographic: Strategies to Slow Health Spending Growth

February 15th, 2013 by Melanie Matthews

Provider payment reforms, high-value healthcare and marketplace improvements could slow healthcare spending growth by $2 trillion over 10 years, according to a new infographic by the Commonwealth Fund.

Strategies to Slow Healthcare Spending

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Infographic: Trends, Impact of U.S. Healthcare Spending

October 1st, 2012 by Melanie Matthews

U.S. healthcare spending has surged over the past 50 years and continues to grow faster than the economy, according to September’s Visualizing Health Policy by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

JAMA presents the data in an infographic that also looks at how healthcare spending is unevenly distributed within the U.S. population, with only half the population accounting for more than 97% of healthcare costs.

The growth in healthcare costs is putting pressure on U.S. families, some of whom have to delay healthcare because of cost.

U.S. Healthcare Spending

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