December 8, 2017
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Medical Economics | December 6, 2017
In early December, CVS Health announced it had agreed to acquire Aetna in a $69 billion deal that would merge the drugstore giant with one of the biggest health insurers in the U.S, a move that could alter the competitive landscape for physician practices. CVS operates a chain of pharmacies and retail clinics that Aetna could now use to provide care directly to patients, potentially offering employers one-stop shopping for health services for their workers. The deal still needs to be approved by government regulators... READ MORE   

HIT Consultant | December 5, 2017  
am sure I am not the only one who has lost count of the times I've been asked "Why can't the systems talk to each other?" or, in more technical terms, "Why don't we have interoperability?"... READ MORE 

Modern Healthcare | November 25, 2017   
OAlthough strides have been made to curb readmissions, the problem still plagues the healthcare system. Medicare, under the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, has been penalizing hospitals for excess readmission rates since fiscal 2013... READ MORE  

Patient EngagementHIT | November 27, 2017

On the journey toward more value-based care, healthcare professionals must use team-based strategies to appropriately allocate resources, prevent provider burnout, and deliver on quality metrics. Organizations must create both provider and patient engagement to truly deliver value and ensure both stakeholders are meaningful members of the care team...READ MORE  
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Lumeris works with our ACO partners to develop a strategic business plan for embarking on a long-term population health strategy. The business plan includes pro forma financial modeling, capability assessment and gap analysis, and opportunity assessments around specific populations. We engage as an operating partner to provide the people, processes and enabling technology essential to create new lines of business and deliver optimal Population Health Services Organization capabilities... FIND OUT MORE   
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