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Radial Analytics Raises $3M to Optimize Patient Care Transitions

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Radial Analytics , a Concord, MA-based company optimizing patient care transitions with real-time decision-support solutions for payers and providers, today announced it has raised $3M in funding led by Initialized Capital.

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naviHealth CMO: Home Health Partnerships Critical to Successful Care Transitions

Home Health Care

The Brentwood, Tennessee-based naviHealth helps patients receive care where they can best be treated. Over its history as a convener, it has traditionally helped payers and providers with the coordination of care in facility-based settings.

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Patient experience, safety worse during pandemic, Leapfrog says

Healthcare Dive

Patients reported issues with hospital staff responsiveness and said their experiences with care transitions out of a hospital setting worsened considerably during the pandemic, according to the watchdog

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axialHealthcare Rebrands as Wayspring, Raises $75M for Value-Based Care Solution

HIT Consultant

Wayspring will use the capital to scale its value-based care solution, a full-risk medical home model for substance use disorder (SUD). Health IT Startups Value-Based Care

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Care Coordination Platform Sees 17% Spike in Home Health Referrals

Home Health Care

For home-based providers, maximizing the seamlessness of a post-hospital care transition is paramount. Given RML Specialty Hospital’s patient population, access to home-based care services is crucial, according to Fairchild. “We’ve

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Skilled Nursing Facilities: Participate in Interoperability Survey

Briggs Healthcare

This may improve care transitions between acute-care and post-acute care facilities. INDUSTRY NEWS Long-Term CareMary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

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St. Luke’s Health Deploys Epic-Integrated I-PASS Solution for Standardized Handoff Communication

HIT Consultant

– The I-PASS handoff bundle enables industry-leading health organizations to rapidly adopt and implement a common language for care transitions across specialties and continuum of services. ” Health IT Care Coordination care teams I-Pass MD patient safety

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Home Care Provider BrightStar Care Ready to Align Itself with Larger Network

Home Health Care

For a while now, home care giant BrightStar Care has gone above and beyond the standard franchise model. It introduced senior living communities into its network to assist seniors with their care transitions while maintaining those clients.

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Digitalization in healthcare empowers patients

Healthcare It News

The exponential growth in health data from a variety of sources, such as electronic medical records and image databases, makes it difficult to integrate information for optimized decision-making that meets the highest possible standards of care. Crit Care Med 41:1502-10.

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Bamboo Health ACOs Generate $1B+ in Medicare Shared Savings Program

HIT Consultant

– Bamboo Health’s ACO partners succeed under value-based care programs like the MSSP by utilizing their Pings solution, which provides real-time visibility into patient admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) care events.

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SCAN Group Acquires The Residentialist Group to Further Build Its Home-Based Care ‘Thesis’

Home Health Care

The SCAN Group announced on Thursday that it has acquired The Residentialist Group (TRG), an organization that provides chronic disease management, palliative care and home-based care to seniors. Welcome Health is our primary care subsidiary, which we launched last year,” he said.

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Bamboo Health Streamlines Care Collaboration for Oak Street Health for Real-Time Patient Event Notifications

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Bamboo Health announced that it has expanded its care coordination partnership with Oak Street Health intended to arm the network of value-based primary care centers (for Medicare) with an additional level of resources for managing real-time patient event notifications.

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National Care Coordination Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Implementation Guide

NASHP

National Care Coordination Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Implementation Guide June 28, 2022 / by Olivia Randi, Zack Gould, & Kate Honsberger. Shared Plan of Care. Care Coordination Workforce. Care Transitions.

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Why Engage Family Caregivers in Health Care Services and Systems

NASHP

Why Engage Family Caregivers in Health Care Services and Systems Section 2 of the RAISE Act State Policy Roadmap for Family Caregivers. Family caregivers have a valuable role in both health care and LTSS systems. Foster caregivers’ inclusion on the care team.

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The Future of Aging Policy: A Snapshot of State Priorities

NASHP

All of the nine states listed workforce challenges — particularly the recruitment, training, and retention of direct care workers—as one of their top aging policy priorities. The pandemic heightened reliance on family caregivers and the shortage of direct care workers who provide care.

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Why Value-Based Care Begins with Quality Education

Home Health Care

But it is also a critical factor in improving care delivery. Organizations that understand the connection between training and quality care will not only serve their staff, but will also see improvement in the quality of the care their patients and clients receive.

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Home-Based Care Acquisitions, Partnerships Both on Table for CVS Health

Home Health Care

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has become one of the most interesting home-adjacent health care players since its investor day last December. It’s possible that the “adjacent” tag will soon be dropped, and the company will be squarely in the home-based care space. “We

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HealthTeam Advantage Integrates With Bamboo Health’s Pings Solution

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Bamboo Health™ recently announced that HealthTeam Advantage (HTA), the business name of Care N’ Care Insurance Company of North Carolina, Inc., Using Real-Time E-Notifications to Lower Costs and Improving High Quality Care.

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HHS Releases First of Its Kind National Strategy on Family Caregiving

NASHP

The National Strategy includes federal government actions that address issues caregivers say are most important, including: Access to Respite Services : AmeriCorps Seniors will offer short-term care to help family caregivers take a break.

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Why 2021’s Record-Breaking M&A Was Over A Decade In The Making

Home Health Care

As the value of home care services has become increasingly more apparent within the health care sector, it should come as no surprise that dealmaking in the space began to heat up last year. Overall, there were more than 50 home care transactions in 2021.

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Why The End of the Public Health Emergency is Everyone’s Problem

HIT Consultant

The goal of the PHE was to help low-income people receive appropriate preventive and primary care during the pandemic without disruptions in coverage. Those who lose their coverage may forgo preventative medical care, leaving them more vulnerable to illness and injury.

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Out of Sight: Why Invisible Patient Engagement is Optimal Patient Engagement

HIT Consultant

And that means that patient engagement solutions, while still critically important, can’t distract from patient care or complicate workflows. For starters, providers have single-point access to longitudinal health histories, enabling informed care decisions.

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Social Determinants of Health Risks Challenge the Promise of Hospital-to-Home

Health Populi

Earlier this year, McKinsey addressed how “Care at Home” ecosystems can reshape the way health systems — and people — envision patient care. “Caring for a loved one is an honor – it’s also incredibly hard.

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InnovAge Appoints New CEO; Axxess Beefs Up Executive Leadership Team

Home Health Care

Patrick Blair, formerly of Bayada Home Health Care, has been named president and CEO by InnovAge’s board of directors. The appointment comes after reports that Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the U.S. InnovAge names new president and CEO.

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What Hospital Success Looks Like Under Value-Based Care

HIT Consultant

Hospitals are increasingly turning to value-based care initiatives to transform care delivery, lower the total cost of care, and improve patient outcomes. the number of patient visits), providers are reimbursed based on the quality of care delivered in value-based care.

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CMS Announces Strategy on Value-Based Payments for Specialty Care

Healthcare Law Blog

CMS’s strategic refresh initiative aims to meet five objectives: drive accountable care, advance health equity, support care innovations, improve access and affordability, and establish partnerships to achieve these objectives. Value-Based Care and ACOs.

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How Electronic Health Records Help to Engage Patients and Reduce Errors

Medical GPS

That coordinated care wouldn’t be possible without an effective EHR system in place. The University of Illinois Chicago cites Research and Markets’ definition of care coordination in their blog, “What is Care Coordination?

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Revenue Up, Readmissions Down: Top Benefits of Care Collaboration Technology

Home Health Care

As the COVID-19 virus and its rapidly developing variants continue to disrupt the home health care industry , the need for home health providers continues to grow, with patients, payers and providers all seeing the benefits of moving care into the home.

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Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

HIT Consultant

As a result, transfers become inefficient, compromising the patient experience, adding workforce stressors, and resulting in patient leakage as referring facilities and providers select other tertiary care options. Tediously managed and resolved barriers to care.

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Engagement, Interoperability, and the Future of the Healthcare Tech Stack

HIT Consultant

At the individual level, providers need instant access to full, longitudinal health histories in order to get a complete picture of a patient’s health and make informed care decisions. It’s time to move past the walled gardens and into the connected future of care.

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Prior Authorizations: 3 Ways to Reduce Administrative Burden & Burnout

HIT Consultant

A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that four in five Medicare Advantage enrollees are in plans that require them to obtain authorization from insurers prior to receiving care. Russ Graney, CEO and founder of Aidin.

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KLAS: Home-Based Post-Acute Care and Facility-Based Post-Acute Care Trends

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – The homecare market has surged as healthcare organizations have sought to maintain quality patient care throughout the pandemic and fulfill requirements for value-based reimbursement , according to the latest KLAS report.

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Healthcare at the Crossroads: Value-Based Care and Interoperability

HIT Consultant

Michael Pattwell, Principal Consultant, Value-Based Care at Edifecs. Value-based care, a model that rewards better patient health outcomes, has experienced a surge in interest amid heightened consumer awareness and among payers seeking to lower costs and stabilize reimbursement.

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How State Medicaid Programs Serve Children and Youth in Foster Care

NASHP

How State Medicaid Programs Serve Children and Youth in Foster Care May 17, 2022 / Veronnica Thompson. Children and youth in foster care (CYFC) often benefit from targeted services and supports. In 2007, 29 states provided health care services to children in child welfare through MMC.

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3 Ways to Instantly Improve the Referral-to-Appointment Ratio of Your Practice

HIT Consultant

And it’s becoming harder and harder for patients to get appointments with their PCP or the specialists they have been referred to for advanced care. Increase visibility into the patient’s care coordination. Health IT Care CoordinationCurtis Gattis, CEO, LeadingReach.

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Aligning Quality Measures with the National Care Coordination Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

NASHP

Aligning Quality Measures with the National Care Coordination Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) June 28, 2022 / by Olivia Randi. The Standards can be leveraged as a guiding resource for creating and evaluating existing care coordination systems.

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4 Patient Flow Challenges Contributing to Provider Burnout

HIT Consultant

As a result, transfers become inefficient, compromising the patient experience, adding workforce stressors, and resulting in patient leakage as referring facilities and providers select other tertiary care options. Tediously managed and resolved barriers to care.

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Supporting the Continuum of Care for Serious Illness in Medicaid Managed Care

NASHP

Supporting the Continuum of Care for Serious Illness in Medicaid Managed Care October 25, 2021 / by Salom Teshale, Kitty Purington, Wendy Fox-Grage, and Mia Antezzo. Discussion of individual goals of care and assistance with decision-making. Comprehensive care coordination.

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HHCN FUTURE Conference: Value-Based Care, Analytics, and Patient Engagement

Home Health Care

This article is based on a Home Health Care News discussion with Tim Ashe, Chief Clinical Officer, and Wes Little, Chief Analytics Officer at WellSky. The discussion took place on September 15, 2022, during the Home Health Care News FUTURE Conference in New York City.

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center: Equity and Vision

Sheppard Health Law

On October 20, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“ CMS ”) Innovation Center (“ Innovation Center ”) published a white paper detailing its vision for the next ten years: a health system that achieves equitable outcomes through high quality, affordable, person-centered care.

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Medicaid Financing of Care Coordination Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

NASHP

Medicaid Financing of Care Coordination Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) June 28, 2022 / by Olivia Randi. 1] Financing of care coordination is critical to the quality and sustainability of these services and systems. 3] “Managed Care,” U.S.

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State Maternal Mortality Review Committees Address Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health to Improve Maternal Health

NASHP

3] Deeply rooted systemic racism in health care and other systems serving maternal and child populations is a significant factor in the racial and ethnic disparities in maternal deaths. [4] Due to the pandemic, prenatal care visits decreased and maternal mental health conditions increased. [7]

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State Community Health Worker Models

NASHP

facilitate care coordination?with CHWs into evolving health care systems in key areas such as financing, education and training, certification , and state definitions, roles and scope of practice. ACO Accountable Care Organizations. MCO Managed Care Organizations.