Care Coordination Automation: Tracking Success, Part 4

Collaborative Care technologyOur previous posts have discussed the details of managing care team assignment and composition that’s customized for the whole patient as well as managing patient and population care systems. Now, we move onto the fourth and final discussion topic in this series for supporting a care coordination program using technology: measurement & reporting.

The last step in any effective process is to monitor progress, analyze results and make adjustments accordingly. But in order to track program success, you must start by implementing a measurement strategy that’s unified. Read more “Care Coordination Automation: Tracking Success, Part 4” >

Medicaid Health Home Impacts And Implications: Chief Financial Officer

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 continues to have a significant impact on the health care industry. One area where that impact is likely to be especially prominent is in the shift toward a Medicaid Health Home or Totally Accountable Care Organization (TACO) [1]  model.  “Totally” refers to the expectation that these organizations will be responsible for delivering whole person care defined as services beyond just medical care, including mental health, substance abuse treatment and other social support services as well as the aspiration that these organizations will assume accountability for all associated costs of care, ultimately, through global payment mechanisms. The expected outcomes are to reduce avoidable emergency room visits, hospital stays, and institutionalizations for people with multiple physical and behavioral health conditions and social problems like homelessness. Read more “Medicaid Health Home Impacts And Implications: Chief Financial Officer” >

Understanding Medicaid Health Home Impacts And Implications

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 introduced a lot of new ideas about health care in the United States. With those new ideas came the promise of exciting new opportunities for health care providers, payers and patients to work together to improve care and lower costs.  The focus on this blog post is on one particular area of The Affordable Care Act that promises to have a big impact on state Medicaid programs…. Read more “Understanding Medicaid Health Home Impacts And Implications” >

How Medicaid Health Homes Are Changing The Work Of Caregivers

describe the imageWhile the entire healthcare landscape continues to shift for both patients and providers, there is one area where these changing relationships are especially evident. Medicaid Health Homes — optional Medicaid State Plan benefit programs designed to improve Medicaid care coordination for patients with two or more chronic conditions — are having a significant impact, not just on patients, but on the role of caregivers as well. Read more “How Medicaid Health Homes Are Changing The Work Of Caregivers” >