America's Health Insurance Plans says its assessment of opioid prescribing practices can serve as a "road map" for stakeholders to concentrate their efforts on improving patient safety and lowering the risk of misuse.
Providers who embraced electronic consultations said the digital visits boosted efficiency, according to a Health Affairs study.
The CMS introduced the annual wellness visit in 2011 under the Affordable Care Act to promote prevention and wellness among the Medicare population. Yet physician offices that care for low-income, sicker populations aren't seeing patients take advantage of those free visits.
As healthcare grows more complex and technology-reliant in the push to value-based care, independent practice providers are looking to ACOs as a way to adapt to changes while also keeping their autonomy.
Project Japan providers can experience psychological trauma when their patients experience adverse health events. The Joint Commission wants hospitals and health systems to do more to support to staff.
In a new report, the NQF calls on Medicaid programs to work more with healthcare organizations and communities to better manage social disparities.
About 91% of the ACOs in non-risk bearing tracks in 2016 would have saved an additional $966 million overall if they were in a contract with downside risk, according to an Avalere Health analysis released Thursday.
The transformation to value-based care has dramatically changed the role of nurses in the U.S. Hospitals, clinics and home-care services are calling on nurses for their versatile expertise to ensure care is high quality and well-coordinated.
Before population health management became a common term inside the healthcare set, Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., applied the approach to members of its growing Asian-American community.
A healthcare program focused on Asian-Americans is improving health and saving money.
Starting this week, Joint Commission surveyors will cite hospitals if they witness employees who fail to follow proper hand hygiene guidelines.
As flu cases rise across the U.S., hospitals brace for higher costs and a hit to their bottom lines even as many see a bump in patient volume.