Care Transformation Center Blog

The insights, tools, and resources you need to take on population health management

Where should you focus your non-clinical efforts? Based on ROI, these areas are the best bet.

Petra Esseling , Tomi Ogundimu August 21, 2018

There are close to 30 widely accepted social determinants of health, and they are highly intertwined. But provider organizations often lack the time and resources to address them all, so any efforts must be strategically prioritized.

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Population Health Advisor's responses to the top questions of early summer 2018

by Andrew McGrath and Tomi Ogundimu August 14, 2018

Across the spring and early summer of 2018, our Population Health Advisor experts received and answered more than 240 questions on care delivery transformation. At the top of your peers' minds: How to address chronic diseases and the psychosocial needs that complicate their care.

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Medicaid margins are eroding. Here's how to protect your organization and your patients.

Petra Esseling , Gillian Michaelson , Natalie Trebes , Sarah O'Hara August 9, 2018

Managing Medicaid patients is tougher than ever before as expenses have started to outpace revenue. While Medicaid expansions have led to less uncompensated care, providers are spending more on higher-cost services for their aging Medicaid populations—services that aren't adequately reimbursed.

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70% of physicians still prefer fee-for-service—here are 3 ways to win their buy-in on value-based care

by Clare Wirth and Tomi Ogundimu August 7, 2018

Editor's Note: This blog is a rebroadcast of How to get physicians on board with your accountable care goals—in 3 steps, originally posted by Alicia Daugherty and Dhananjai Seth. This rebroadcast is tailored for population health leaders.

Physician buy-in is critical to succeed under value-based care arrangements. However, many physicians doubt that their organization is prepared to shift to value-based care, and half of physicians actually believe that capitation reduces quality.

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Nearly half of Americans are lonely. Here's how leading organizations are responding.

by Clare Wirth and Tomi Ogundimu July 31, 2018

Decades of research substantiate the devastating effects of social isolation. Loneliness is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day and increases the risk of death by 26-45%, which is on par with risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, and lack of exercise.

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How to cut care variation—and save millions in the process

by Rebecca Tyrrell and Molly Stein July 26, 2018

Drug spending is a significant contributor to costs, and executives see it as an unwieldy and growing area of concern. In fact, the majority of health care executives report that their inpatient drug spend significantly increased over the last five years, and 90% report that drug prices negatively affect their budgets.

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Not sure which CCM implementation model is for you? We've got you covered.

by Abby Burns and Tomi Ogundimu July 24, 2018

As of 2015, roughly two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries were suffering from two or more chronic conditions, contributing to the astronomical cost of chronic disease in the country in 2016: $1.1 trillion. Unfortunately, rather than shrinking, the prevalence of chronic disease only continues to grow.

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3 things to know about physician home visit programs

by Petra Esseling and Tomi Ogundimu July 19, 2018

When I think about physician home visits, the first image that comes to mind is of a doctor walking into a home with a stethoscope around his or her neck, carrying a larger-than-life bag filled with medical supplies—a picture from the first half of the 20th century.

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