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  • Lifelong Healthcare Planning Must Trump Advance Care Planning

    April 26, 2017 - Medicare began reimbursing clinicians in January 2016 for delivering advance care planning services that identified patient end-of-life healthcare needs and preferences. Reimbursement rates reached as high as $86 per half hour session, highlighting the importance of these engagement sessions in honoring patient choice and ensuring patient and family satisfaction in the face of critical illness....

  • Patients Prefer Email, Patient Portals for Lab Result Alerts

    April 24, 2017 - Most patients prefer receiving their laboratory results online via email or the patient portal, despite some data privacy and security concerns, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. In a survey of 200 patients with internet access, the research team found that 98 percent of patients wanted lab result alerts via short secure messaging services, and 100 percent...

  • Using Shared Decision-Making to Spark Quality Patient Care

    April 18, 2017 - Shared decision-making in healthcare is an effective strategy for incorporating patient preferences into treatment plans. Taking the time to educate patients about their conditions and treatment options, and then prompting them to contextualize that information within the backdrop of their personal preferences, ensures that patients receive quality healthcare that meets their satisfaction....

  • Patients Lack Info Needed for Chronic Disease Self-Management

    April 12, 2017 - Patients managing a chronic disease generally know that they must take self-management actions to maintain their own wellness, but do not receive enough guidance or engagement to do so, according to a recent survey from the American Heart Association. The survey of 800 individuals with a risk for or history of heart disease shows that about half of patients don’t know what to do when...


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