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Of Hospital Alarms and the Lessons for Population Health Alerts by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This hot-off-the-presses JAMA article by Vineet Chopra Laurence McMahon describes how the cacophony of alarm beeps and bells from hospitals' intravenous pumps, remote EKG ... Read on »
More on the Failure of a Huge Medical Home Initiative to Reduce Health Care Costs by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Getting the medical home back on the road In this JAMA editorial , Thomas Schwenk agrees with the Disease Management/ Population Health Blog that the recent ... Read on »
A Huge Medical Home Pilot Fails: the Pennsylvania Chronic Care Initiative by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Back in 2007, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell created the " Chronic Care Management Reimbursement and Cost Reduction Commission ."  Months later, the Commission presented ... Read on »
Warning: Health Insurance is Hard by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a former commercial medical director, the Disease Management Care Blog has wrangled with a number of physician colleagues in the population health, medical home and acc ... Read on »
Rockin' to Some Outcomes Numbers by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There's been surge in peer review literature and twitter commentary on the merits of statin for prevention. The Population Health Blog says show clever videos like this to ... Read on »
Diabetes Control and Lower Weight Is Associated With Statistically Significant Savings by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A complication of diabetes The study is reported here  in the American Journal of Managed Care. Researchers at the western Massachusetts  Reliant Medical ... Read on »
Five Things Docs Should Look for in an ACO, Including a Mirror by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Pondering joining an ACO? The Disease Management Care Blog was quoted in Software Advice 's article on how primary care practices should join accountable ca ... Read on »
Medicare Releasing Physician Claims Payment Data? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy According to Yale's Robert Steinbrook , it is likely that at least some of U.S. physicians' Medicare data will become public.  In other words, a major percentage of physic ... Read on »
Prospect Theory In Patient Empowerment for Medical Decision Making by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Is that a decision tree an Iva stick figure? Iva Pairabigglutees was just informed she has diabetes and needs to start taking medicines.  Since she is leery ... Read on »
What the Obamacare Health Insurance Exchanges Can - and Can't - Do by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It looked so easy, didn't it?  So says Massachusetts Connector architect John Kingsdale .  Writing in the prestigious New England Journal, the Obamacare insurance e ... Read on »
"No Outcome No Income," "Bundled Payment is Capitation in Drag" and "Big Data is Big" by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The microphone.... The adage "no outcome no income" was first coined by Jefferson's David Nash in March of 2010.  As founding dean of the impressively named ... Read on »
Success Ingredients for Spread of Accountable Care Organizations by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Mixing up some ACO No matter what you think about the long-term sustainability of accountable care organizations (ACOs), the Health Affairs Blog argues 2014 ... Read on »
Cost, Quality and Access in Health Care: Are All Three Out of Reach? Really? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Maybe the Disease Management Care Blog has been wrong.  And maybe there are implications for health reform. The DMCB explains. When it lectures at population health ... Read on »
A Health Policy Test by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog remembers those frustrating medical school exams that asked for the best combination of answers from two columns. Unfortunately, the DMCB ... Read on »
Of Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs, Start-Up Costs, Preliminary Financials and Data... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog didn't know there was a " National Association of ACOs " either, but they've just released results from a "web" survey of the organization ... Read on »
The State of the Union is Over. Advice on What's Next for Obamacare by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When it comes to assessing or "monetizing" the possibility of a bad future event, the insurance-minded Disease Management Care Blog recalls that a common approach is to mu ... Read on »
Five Novel Health Care Apps by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog wonders if 2014 is the tipping point for "health care apps." Given the turmoil surrounding Mr. Obama's reform agenda, consumers will b ... Read on »
The Behavioral Economics Behind the Individual Mandate by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thanks to analyses like these , the Disease Management Care Blog is coming down with a tiresome case of individual mandatosis complicated by penaltyalgia. Former CBO Di ... Read on »
What Is the Plan B for Healthcare.gov's IT Problems by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy While Obamacare skeptics have glommed onto this government document  for all the usual reasons of partisan advantage, the Disease Management Care Blog has a different take ... Read on »
The Value of Introverts by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One of the few things the Disease Management Care Blog enjoys more than talking about itself is reading about itself.  That's one reason it's downloaded Susan Cain's Qu ... Read on »