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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” >

5 Care Coordination Software Pitfalls To Avoid At All Costs

care coordination softwareThe health care industry is moving toward a more patient-centered, fee-for-value model and leaving the fee-for-service structure behind.  Now, hospital systems, medical practices and health plans are in need of care coordination software solutions that enhance collaboration and improve patient outcomes across the continuum of care. The right care coordination software solution is capable of unifying all critical applications and working hand in hand with EHRs to ensure a seamless end user experience. Read more “5 Care Coordination Software Pitfalls To Avoid At All Costs” >

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” >

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