Archive for September 2016

The Healthcare Challenge — Seeking Solutions At NAACOS 2016

Accountable Care Organizations team to provide better care, better health, and lower costs — profitably. When I attended our national conferences, I had two goals in mind: 1. Learn what my competitors were doing so I could keep up. This way I could make incremental, transitional progress – a step by step progress toward improving…

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Seeking Solutions for The Healthcare Challenge

Disruptive Innovation for better care, better health, lower costs, and profitability Imagine a hypothetical hospital group (the Glendale ACO) treats COPD patients. Last year, they had a 29% readmit rate and were fined $6.5 million by the CMS. The ACO did not qualify for share of savings, so they set up a Readmission Reduction Team…

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