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JUNE 2019 ISSUE - In this issue, learn about the following Trends, Entrants, and Developments that I.M.P.A.C.T. and Contribute to VBHC: 1. INFRASTRUCTURE: Apple and Medication Adherence Physicians & Digital Health Scorecard to Validate Products Telehealth and Retail Clinics and More 2. MEMBER EXPERIENCE: Can the Time of Day Patients See Their Doctor Impact Their Cancer Care? Cost - A Part of The Care Conversation AI, Voice and Chatbots & Patient Engagement & More 3. PEOPLE: Training to Communicate Medication Costs During Care Visits Your Best Employees - Losing Motivation, Why? and More 4. POLICY: Ending Surprise Medical Bills CMS-outcomes-based ways to address expensive drugs 5. PERFORMANCE: Leapfrog and Avoidable Patient Deaths CMS home-based primary care model yields mixed results 6. AFFORDABILITY AND VALUE: Americans And Healthcare Costs The RAND Study: Prices Paid to Hospitals...

April 2019 Issue - learn about the following Trends, Entrants, and Developments that I.M.P.A.C.T. and Contribute to VBHC: 1. INFRASTRUCTURE: • How AI, Blockchain Combine to Fuel Healthcare Big Data Analytics • AHRQ Announces Predictive Analytics, Inpatient Data Challenge • How telemedicine is evolving to support variety in care • BCBSA Data Analytics Reveal Shifts in Behavioral, Mental Health 2. MEMBER EXPERIENCE: • Patient Control Over Health Data • The Caregiver Gap 3. PEOPLE: • How to Run a Brainstorming Meeting that Actually Works • Employee engagement crucial for patient-centered care, says Press Ganey • As Your Team Gets Bigger, Your Leadership Style Has to Adapt • Looking to make big changes? Here are 4 places for healthcare leaders should start 4. POLICY: • With Medicare-for-all unlikely to pass, is Medicare buy-in option a realistic alternative? • Medicare for...

March 2019 Issue - learn about the following Trends, Entrants, and Developments that I.M.P.A.C.T. and Contribute to VBHC: 1. INFRASTRUCTURE: CVS and digital; Amazon and PillPack; Aetna, Anthem, IBM and Healthcare Blockchain 2. MEMBER EXPERIENCE: UHC and digital data for Medicare beneficiaries; Using Virtual Reality to see cancer 3. PEOPLE: 11 Books You Can’t Miss in 2019; Why Highly Efficient Leaders Fail; Educating the next generation of leaders; more 4. POLICY: Different Takes: Pros And Cons Of ‘Medicare For All’ ; The New Congress - Crucial Health Issues 5. PERFORMANCE: CMS and (CAR) T-cell Therapy; Next Generation Of Performance Measures for Value-Based Payment 6. AFFORDABILITY AND VALUE: CMS and healthcare spending by 2027; Drug costs and Pharmacists; Walmart virtual visits from $40 to $4 7. COMMUNITY: ProMedica and SDoH; NQF, Aetna to Collaborate on Social Det...

January 7, 2019

2018 US Healthcare Year in Review: The BIG 3 in each of these areas - Operations, Finance, Insurance, Medicaid, Policy, Public health, Technology, and Quality & safety by Modern Healthcare

JANUARY 2019 Issue - learn about the following Trends, Entrants, and Developments that I.M.P.A.C.T. and Contribute to VBHC: 1. INFRASTRUCTURE: Blockchain In Healthcare; Clinical Intelligence; Interoperability; and Top 10 Healthcare Innovations for in 2019 2. MEMBER EXPERIENCE: Member Experience Improvement; Americans ‘Risking It’ Without Insurance; Amazon Prime and Medicaid; Digital Tools & Customer Experience; And Patients Becoming Better Partners in Their Care 3. PEOPLE: Providers & Value-Based Care In 2019; Physicians, Developers, And Apps; Oprah – Successful People Vs Dreamers; Can You Be A Great Leader and Also Have A Life? 4. POLICY: Midterm Election Results: 6 Ways Healthcare Could Change In 2019; 340B Reversal; ACA and Texas; Site-Neutral Payments for Hospital Clinic Visits; And More 5. PERFORMANCE: CMS And Value-Based Payments; Nextgen ACOs Bonuses and Savings I...

DECEMBER 2018 Issue - learn about the following Trends, Entrants, and Developments that I.M.P.A.C.T. and Contribute to VBHC: 1. INFRASTRUCTURE HHS to reduce EMR burdens; hospitals & clinics on Apple's health records feature; Amazon's Alexa Transforming Healthcare; The shifting focus of digital health 2. MEMBER EXPERIENCE Want to make patients better partners in their care? 3. PEOPLE This Is the Secret to Avoiding Burnout; The Fundamentals of Leadership Still Haven’t Changed; How Our Careers Affect Our Children; More 4. PERFORMANCE 7 key changes to the QPP in CMS' final physician payment rule 5. POLICY CMS and Medicare Part B Drug Reimbursement changes through Proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model 6. AFFORDABILITY AND VALUE Hospital executives hew to tradition and miss valuable areas for cost cutting; Site-Neutral Payments for Hospital Clinic Visits S...

The Latest ClinOps I.M.P.A.C.T. Summaries – OCTOBER 2018: Trends in Value-Based Health Care. In this issue, learn about: 1. INFRASTRUCTURE: Cybersecurity strategy; Amazon, Walmart and biometric monitoring; Institutions that support health records on iPhone 2. MEMBER EXPERIENCE: Payers Face Disconnect in Beneficiary Engagement Preferences; CMS Releases Quality Star Ratings for Medicare Plan Patient Access 3. PEOPLE: Why Leaders Need to Cultivate Complementary Strengths; Bold Moves-Risking revenue and relearning your job; Fostering diversity for the next generation of healthcare leaders; When to Stick with Something — and When to Quit 4. POLICY: CMS eyes Part D catastrophic coverage reforms that would shift risk to insurers 5. PERFORMANCE: Medicare Bundled Payments Model Cut Costs, Maintained Quality; Organizational Grit: Turning passion and perseverance into performance 6. AFFORDABILITY...

1. INFRASTRUCTURE: New Apple Watch adds ECG application; Healthcare and blockchain; Digital disruption and the healthcare supply chain 2. MEMBER EXPERIENCE: Low consumer literacy of healthcare industry – costly; Consumerism in healthcare – expectations and challenges 3. PEOPLE: She’s worn both a hospital gown and a white coat…; Cultivate curiosity; Understanding Integrity on a Deeper Level 4. PERFORMANCE: Developing a 2018 MIPS reporting strategy to avoid a penalty 5. AFFORDABILITY AND VALUE: Reducing unwarranted variation & increasing the value of care; Indication-based formulary design beginning in contract year (CY) 2020; A team of hospitals launch a nonprofit drug company to fight high drug prices; Half a century of the health care crisis (and still going strong) 6. COMMUNITY: How NCH Healthcare System is building healthier communities; OhioHealth addresses social...

The Latest ClinOps I.M.P.A.C.T. Summaries – AUGUST 2018: Trends, Entrants, and Developments in Value-Based Health Care. In this issue, learn about: INFRASTRUCTURE: • CMS Overhaul of ACO Rules and Telehealth • Amazon, Google, IBM Pledge Health Data Standards and Interoperability MEMBER EXPERIENCE: • The consumer has spoken • Gottlieb-Listening to Patients a Priority • Few hospitals dedicate space for family caregivers • Only 22% of Medicare Advantage Customers are Aware of Star Ratings and more PEOPLE: • Google Researches What Makes a Great Boss • The Secret Sauce of Successful Clinical Partnerships • The 4 Kinds of Leaders Who Create the Future • The Leader’s Guide to Corporate Culture and More PERFORMANCE: • Physician Perspectives in Year 1 Of MACRA & MIPS • A New Start for Medicare’s ACOs and More AFFORDABILITY & VALUE: • The 100 Days of Action on the American Patient First Bluep...

The Latest ClinOps I.M.P.A.C.T. Summaries – JULY 2018: Trends in Value-Based Health Care. In this issue, learn about: INFRASTRUCTURE: Amazon and PillPack, Digital Pill of the Future, Humana’s telehealth cuts cost MEMBER EXPERIENCE: Shared decision-making and patient engagement, Measuring what matters most to people with complex needs PEOPLE: Summer for CEOs to do the triple Rs, The evolution of payer-provider partnerships, Helping remote teams thrive, Preparing for a crisis you couldn’t possibly predict PERFORMANCE: Roadblocks Facing Healthcare Quality, Continuous learning is key to digital transformation, Medicare Advantage to avoid MIPS rules AFFORDABILITY AND VALUE: Reduce Unwarranted Care Variation in oncology, Slashing costs and the hospital CEO, ICER and prescription drug increases COMMUNITY: Intermountain Healthcare and social determinants of health, A new breed of Medicaid innov...

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