Sharp Rees-Stealy swung into action during the pandemic, ensuring those who might be infected with COVID-19 could be seen and treated safely, and providing a safe environment for routine patient care.
Federal Flexibility for Care Delivery Innovation Should Outlast COVID-19 Emergency: The Case for Hospital-at-Home
In March 2020, as epidemiologists were predicting surging cases of COVID-19 illness, a host of regulatory barriers were removed to enable the delivery of care outside acute care hospital settings.
Ingredients for Success in Value-based Payment: The Case of Medicare Advantage “Stars” Quality Ratings
A recent study in "Medical Care" suggests that health plans that contract with physicians who are more exposed to the quality measures established under a value arrangement are more likely to succeed.
In 2009, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts launched a value-based payment model. Researchers analyzed eight years of data and found spending was lower and quality higher than the control group.
Delirium affects more than 7 million post-operative patients annually. In fact, it occurs in 29 to 64 percent of elderly patients. JAMA reports it also contributes about $164 billion in [...]
A recent study by the Permanente Medical Groups found that one-third of Americans are stressed to meet basic needs such as stable housing, adequate food, and reliable transportation.
The five CAPP pillars of accountable care—physician leadership, HIT, care coordination, quality measurement, and outcomes-based payment—work together to not only address the physical needs of our [...]
As the organization that worked with researchers to define the foundations of the first “accountable care” models, CAPP is keenly interested in performance data on how ACOs and other accountable [...]
Tragically, an average of 116 Americans die each day from opioid overdoses. Recognizing this public health crisis as it was evolving, physician leaders at Council for Accountable Physician [...]
The U.S. healthcare system has made significant strides in measuring the quality of care that providers deliver, but the lack of coordination among industry players has led to a surfeit of [...]