I Know It When I See It: Coordinated Care

I’ve spent many years working with healthcare providers to implement and optimize care under bundled payment programs, beginning with diagnosis-related...

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Bundled Payment Means Bundled Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the final rule for Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models...

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Sidestepping the Silos for Advance Directives

By Brian Murphy, Analyst, Chilmark Research All patients are urged to have a living will, a healthcare proxy, and advance...

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Redefined Relationships: Information Sharing Among Frenemies

Co-opetition. Frenemies. Co-opertition. We are coining new terms all the time to describe collaborative relationships among those who might otherwise...

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From Opposition to Cooperation: Payers Join the Care Team

Back when I was in medical training a decade ago, patient rounds were usually conducted by a group composed entirely...

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Running the Rapids of Payment Reform

Several years ago, my family and I went on the rafting trip from hell. Actually, that’s an exaggeration. No one...

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