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  • Medicaid Enrollees See Better Patient Experiences, Care Quality

    November 19, 2018 - Patients with chronic illness who are enrolled in the Medicaid program tend to have better patient experiences than those without insurance coverage, according to a new study from America’s Health Plans (AHIP). Specifically, patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, or serious mood disorders who are covered by some form of a Medicaid plan receive care that is...

  • As Connected Health Use Grows, Value-Based Care Models Must Follow

    November 13, 2018 - Healthcare organizations across the country are using connected health and mHealth tools to help them tackle the challenges associated with value-based care. But as more organizations continue their shifts away from fee-for-service payments, value-based care models need to reflect innovation in the technology space, according to speakers at Xtelligent Media’s third annual...

  • How Do Mobile Health Clinics Impact Patient Access to Care?

    November 7, 2018 - Across the country, patients living in health deserts suffer from limited care access and other socioeconomic barriers to healthcare. But mobile health clinics are changing that, driving better patient access to care by pulling right into a patient’s neighborhood. A mobile health clinic is a basic doctor’s office or exam room located inside a large van, bus, or RV. These...

  • Using Patient Education Technology to Combat Opioid Misuse

    November 5, 2018 - Throughout the nation, healthcare professionals are working to tackle the opioid crisis. On the one hand, clinicians understand that prescribing these pills can contribute to addiction. On the other, clinicians want patients to be able to access the pain management drugs they need. Healthcare professionals are cognizant of the fact that opioid prescribing could lead down a dangerous...


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CMS: Work Continues to Address Rural Patient Care Access Issues

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to address patient care access and other issues faced by individuals residing in rural areas, according to a recent blog post from agency administrator Seema Verma. The...

Lacking Protocols Hit VHA Clinic Environment, Patient Experience

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) does not have adequate measures to assess the physical environment of its facilities, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This in turn can have negative...

How Online Medical Info Impacts Patient-Provider Relationships

The slew of online medical information is impacting patient-provider relationships, according to a new survey from Merck Manuals. The survey of 240 family physicians found that patients are increasingly accessing online medical...

Medicaid Enrollees See Better Patient Experiences, Care Quality

Patients with chronic illness who are enrolled in the Medicaid program tend to have better patient experiences than those without insurance coverage, according to a new study from America’s Health Plans (AHIP). Specifically,...

Can Yelp Online Patient Reviews Inform Practice Improvements?

When it comes to acute care needs, not all care sites are viewed equally, according to new data from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Urgent care centers and emergency departments (EDs) both yield patient...

More Family Engagement, Support Needed for Family Caregivers

As patients continue to age into retirement, the healthcare industry will see increased need to support family caregivers and drive family engagement, recent data shows. Specifically, family caregivers feel like they aren’t...

Physician Primary Care Visits Make Way for Visits with PAs, NPs

Fewer patients are visiting their primary care physicians, opting instead for visits with nurse practitioners and physician assistants, according to a recent report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). Office visits to primary care...

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