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Population Health and Risk-based Models

Numerof State of Population Health Survey

Population health management has become a national topic of conversation, but to date little effort has been devoted to tracking the actual progress that’s been made toward this new model of care. Now in its fifth year, Numerof’s State of Population Health survey provides an in-depth, national look at the…

Accelerating the Shift of Care to Lower Cost Settings

AJMC

The migration of care from inpatient (IP) to outpatient (OP) and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) settings is revolutionizing healthcare delivery. The trend began with cataract and cosmetic surgery moving from IP to OP and ASC settings more than a decade ago, and now the list of ASC procedures has grown…

Value-Based Payment Models: Implications for Medical Device Manufacturers

MD&DI

The healthcare industry is facing enormous pressure in the form of spiraling cost inflation, lagging quality indicators, rising insurance premiums, and increased demand for price transparency to deliver better health outcomes at lower prices. The historical fee-for-service business model that rewards the volume of treatments and encourages unnecessary care without…

Risk-Sharing Agreements in the EU and Considerations for Moving Forward

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

Payers across the globe are becoming increasingly assertive regarding products whose costs aren’t in line with perceived performance—a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Express Scripts, one on the largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in the United States, recently announced a plan that would link the…

Preparing for an At-Risk Era

Trustee Magazine

Hospital boards and C-suite executives have a major strategic decision to make in the near future: Should they go at-risk? Risk-based payment structures take on various forms. Some provide opportunities to share in savings when care is provided at a lower than expected cost (“upside risk”); others also demand financial…