Accountable Care News
A practice in Arkansas reached out to a patient and encouraged him to come in for an AWV. During the visit, the primary care physician determined that the patient had a significant risk of falling. The ACO installed a handrail at the patient’s home, which prevented a serious injury and possibly even a hospitalization
As the seemingly endless debate over our dysfunctional system of health-care roils Washington, too little attention is being paid to the unique position state governments are in to influence the "rules of the road" that provide the basic operating environment.
Apparently, back in the dim distant past, people used to get sick, go to a doctor, get cured, and go home. We’d pay the doctor for his or her services, and everybody would walk away happy. - See more at: http://www.itsacadiana.com/shows/out-to-lunch/the-future-of-healthcare#top
As the seemingly endless debate over our dysfunctional system of health care roils Washington, too little attention is being paid to the unique position state governments are in to influence the "rules of the road" that provide the basic operating environment.
Competition Policy International
The US health care system does not work as well as it could, or should. Prices are high and vary in seemingly incoherent ways, yet quality of care is uneven, and the system lacks the innovation and dynamism that characterizes much of the rest of our economy. The dearth of competition in our health care markets is a key reason for this dysfunction.
When you go to the doctor, you often leave with a prescription for medicine, but some doctors are experimenting with a new kind of prescription, one for fresh, healthy food.
The Kojo Ninamdi Show
The American Health Care Act just passed the U.S. House of Representatives and now heads to the Senate. While states wait for what comes next, we discuss how where you live affects your access to health care. How does your zip code affect your medical options?
It's Baton Rouge
Navigating the ever changing and uncertain healthcare landscape can be a nightmare for providers and businesses alike. It’s also an opportunity for entrepreneurs, who have come up with ways to help others make sense of what’s going on out there. Incredibly, two of the leading tech health companies in the nation are right here in Baton Rouge.
Doctors and nurses are obviously essential to any primary care medical team. But when it comes to managing a chronic health condition, a social worker could be the most valuable player from the patient’s perspective.
Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing: the sweet smell of continued hospital merger and acquisition activity. This week alone saw Tenet announcing the sale of three acute care hospitals to HCA Holdings alongside CHS completing the sale of nine hospitals.