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Population Health Management

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 fourth year, Numerof’s State of Population Health survey provides an in-depth, national look at the…

Payment Reform: Preparing to Go At-Risk

The American Orthopaedic Association

Episode-based (bundled) or capitated payment for delivery of quality care across multiple providers can be a significant stimulus of lower costs and improved clinical outcomes.  Implicit in such approaches is that it incentivizes better care coordination and cost-effective decision making.  The flip side of this equation is, of course, that…

Why Population Health?

The American Orthopaedic Association

Understanding what population health means and how to get there will be critical for all specialties.  However, the recent launch of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative, the first compulsory bundled payment program coming out of CMS, amplifies the need for the orthopaedic community to understand what it means…

Leading Factors for Making the Transition to Population Health

H&HN Daily

It’s clear that the U.S. health care system is in need of significant change. Despite modest successes in “bending the cost curve,” health care spending is expected to expand from 17 to 19 percent of GDP in less than a decade1, 2, 3. What’s worse is that we’re generally not…

Preparing for Population Health Management

eyeforpharma

Although there have been modest successes in “bending the cost curve,” healthcare spending in the U.S. continues to reach unprecedented heights.  Over the next decade, healthcare costs are on track to nearly double, going from $2.9 to $5.2 trillion.1  What’s worse is that while the U.S. spends far more per…

Key Considerations for Population Health Management

Becker's Hospital Review

The goal of population health is the systematic and transparent delivery of services to improve the health status of a given population at a prospective price, ultimately delivering better outcomes at lower cost. Population health management reflects a new care delivery model that emphasizes wellness and prevention, and requires new…