PatientEngagementHIT
  • CMS Medicare Proposal to Boost Patient-Provider Relationships

    July 12, 2018 - CMS has proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that aim to reduce administrative burden, improve patient-provider relationships, and drive overall better healthcare quality at a lower cost. Specifically, the proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program would remove “low-value” quality measures and enhance the Promoting Interoperability...

  • What Are the Top Patient Engagement Measures in Value-Based Care?

    July 11, 2018 - With more providers turning to patient engagement to drive success in their value-based care models, they are working to tie those initiatives to actionable results. To meet that need, providers are tapping a variety of patient engagement measures. Some regulatory requirements, such as MACRA or the MyHealthEData initiative, measure patient engagement by rewarding reimbursement to successful...

  • How Clinical Decision Support Drives Care Access in Rural Areas

    July 9, 2018 - With healthcare policies prioritizing better patient wellness and value-based care, healthcare organizations are working to drive patient care access. But with care access leaving something to be desired in rural areas, medical professionals must now turn to unique strategies, including tapping health IT and clinical decision support tools. At CoxHealth, a Missouri-based health system that...

  • How Health Coaches Drive Patient Healthy Behavior Change

    July 2, 2018 - Overall patient wellness and promoting healthy behavior change in healthcare consumers has become a key concern for not only clinicians, but for healthcare payers as well. As more payer organizations work to improve patient engagement with healthy behaviors, they are turning to health coaches to drive genuine patient motivation. At the Pennsylvania-based health payer Capital Blue Cross, organization...


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Industry Orgs Question CMS Proposals for QPP, Value-Based Care

As industry organizations begin their in-depth analyses of the recent CMS proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, several have issued preliminary responses saying the rule could hinder provider payments and...

Patients Support Efforts to Cut Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs for Seniors

Patients largely support legislative measures that would stabilize the Medicare Part D program, stating that such measures could reduce rising patient financial responsibility and out-of-pocket drug costs, according to a Morning Consult poll...

CMS Medicare Proposal to Boost Patient-Provider Relationships

CMS has proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that aim to reduce administrative burden, improve patient-provider relationships, and drive overall better healthcare quality at a lower cost. Specifically,...

What Do Patients, Consumers Want in Digital Health Tools?

As patients continue to assume the role of healthcare consumer, healthcare providers and payers are beginning to leverage healthcare technology that helps connect patients to their care. Those innovations, when utilized correctly, help drive...

UnitedHealthcare Invests Millions in Social Determinants of Health

UnitedHealthcare has awarded multimillion-dollar grants to community health organizations to help address the social determinants of health in Wisconsin, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, and Louisiana, the health plan has announced. These grants will...

UNMC Grant to Support Nurse Education, Patient Care Management

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has received a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the US Healthcare Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to help support the role of nurses in patient care management. Specifically, the...

What Are the Top Patient Engagement Measures in Value-Based Care?

With more providers turning to patient engagement to drive success in their value-based care models, they are working to tie those initiatives to actionable results. To meet that need, providers are tapping a variety of patient engagement measures....

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