November 30, 2018
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AJMC | November 8, 2018    
What does it take to achieve member-centric, value-based care in population health? At a conference in New Jersey on Thursday, speakers talked about using partnerships and data to solve challenges, especially ones made worse by poor social determinants of health. Allen J. Karp, MBA, the EVP of healthcare management and transformation at Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NJ, detailed the path the insurer has taken over the past 7 or so years to break down silos in an effort to lower costs while improving health.. . READ MORE   

Home Health Care News | November 28, 2018    
In the state of New York alone, patients being discharged from hospitals into a post-acute care (PAC) settings can choose from more than 620 nursing homes, 120 certified home health agencies and 1,400 licensed home care services agencies. A similar breadth of PAC options exist in many other U.S. markets as well.. . READ MORE   

Roji Health Intelligence | November 28, 2018    
Personal attitudes inform our strategies for improving patient health. As ACOs move forward in Value-Based Health Care, attitudes about patients and providers set the stage for collaboration or conflict. And with ACOs taking on financial risk for patients, those attitudes and strategies can make the difference between success and failure. .. READ MORE   

The Wall Street Journal | November 22, 2018   
To drive down health care costs and improve outcomes for patients with chronic illnesses, New York's Northwell Health hospital system is training health care workers who can better relate to-and help-people from underserved and largely minority communities. Less than a year old, Northwell's program has trained nearly 30 people to become community health workers, a nonmedical, entry-level job at the front lines of serving hard-to-reach patients in vulnerable communities, many of whom use Medicaid.. . READ MORE 

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The Florida Association of Accountable Care Organizations (FLAACOs) aligns goals to shift physician incentives and improve health-care outcomes across the state. FLAACOs provides a voice for the accountable care marketplace and its participating providers, payers, and individual physicians. The goal of FLAACOs is to provide advocacy and support to all Florida ACOs so that together they can become the health-care models of the future.            
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