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How to Improve PBM Practices to Boost Patient Access to Care

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Pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) companies need to retool their strategies to improve cancer patient access to care, according to a recent position paper published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The paper, published on...

What Role Do Call Centers Play in Patient Communications?

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Call centers are beginning to fulfill growing and more diverse functions in healthcare organizations, delivering on both internal and patient communication needs, according to a recent Spok survey. The survey of about 400 healthcare...

Solo Docs Build Remote Teams to Tackle Chronic Care Management

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It seems as though all clinicians have adopted some form of a chronic disease management strategy that engages patients in between visits and aims to quell the negative impacts of a chronic illness. But despite the universal imperative for...

RAND Tool Lists Hospital Rankings Based on Patient Preference

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Hospital rating tools should allow patients to rank organizations based off the quality metrics that are important to patients themselves, according to researchers from the RAND Corporation. Such functionality is essential for integrating...

CMS Rule May Reduce Reporting Burden, But Harm Patient Care Access

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Proposed changes for the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule would effectively put “patients over paperwork,” helping to deliver on a promise from CMS to improve patient-centered care and patient care access, said the American Medical...

HHS Hosts Summit on Patient Engagement Technology, Care Management

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The Department of Health & Human Services is focusing on patient engagement technology and mHealth tools to improve chronic care management, the agency announced during a Patient-Empowering Technologies (PETS) summit held earlier this...

Patients Interested in Telehealth Tech, But Improvements Are Key

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Although the patient interest in telehealth and other virtual health tools is there, healthcare organizations will need to improve their integration and deliver of these tools in order to garner meaningful adoption, according to a new...

AMA: Visas Key to Closing Physician Shortage, Patient Care Access

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The AMA is calling on US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work through its backlog of H-1B Visas to allow non-resident physicians to practice in the country. Non-resident physicians play a significant role in closing...

Distinguishing and Defining Top Patient Engagement Keywords

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As healthcare professionals continue to focus on patient engagement, they face an onslaught of varying and often confusing terminology. Between phrases that sound the same and phrases that sound like they should mean the same thing, it is...

Senate Moves Toward Drug Price Transparency in Consumer Ads

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Better drug price transparency in direct-to-consumer marketing plays a key role in a funding package that has recently passed in the Senate. In a bipartisan amendment funding both the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and...

Refining Price Transparency Tools to Increase Patient Use, Cut Costs

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With patient financial responsibility posing a challenge throughout the healthcare industry, more healthcare experts are looking to price transparency to help patients make healthcare decisions and potentially decrease healthcare...

How Patient Loyalty Supports Value-Based Care, Patient Wellness

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Building strong patient loyalty has become a key goal in an increasingly competitive healthcare industry. In order to survive amongst the numerous healthcare options on the market, healthcare organizations need to become patients’...

Mission Health Promises Millions in Community, Rural Health Funds

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Mission Health has committed to donating parts of its proceeds from a proposed healthcare acquisition to community health services that address the social determinants of health in rural areas. The North Carolina-based health system...

CMS to Drive Community Care Coordination for Behavioral Health

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CMS has announced a new care delivery model that aims to improve preventive care, early detection, and care access for pediatric patients at-risk of having an opioid addiction or behavioral health issue. The Integrate Care for Kids (IncK)...

New Partnership to Support Preventive Care Access, Care Coordination

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A new partnership between the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Camden Center of Healthcare Providers, and Health Quality Partners aims to improve primary care access and care quality. The partnership, backed by $605,000 from the...

How Medication Overutilization Drives Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

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Medication overutilization is costing patients thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket healthcare costs, according to a recent report from the AARP. Specifically, unnecessarily prolonged prescription of dementia medications is running up a...

How Technology Can Enhance Family Communication, Satisfaction

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When Ashley Hodge, MBA, CCP, FPP, saw first-hand the distress many family members experience when their child undergoes surgery, she knew she had to make family communication a part of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s patient...

Can Patient Verification, mHealth Apps Improve Patient Matching?

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mHealth app information and patient verification may be the keys to solving the healthcare industry’s patient matching problem, according to a recent report from the RAND Corporation. Patient matching is the connecting of the...

Retail Chain Deals to Improve Patient Care Access, Care Coordination

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A new partnership between healthcare payer Anthem and Walmart will improve patient care and more affordable access to over-the-counter (OTC) medications. The program, set to launch in January 2019, will allow beneficiaries of...

VA Sees Issues with Caregiver Program Ahead of MISSION Act Expansion

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The VA has failed to adequately monitor its Caregiver Assistance Program, leading to limitations on patient care access and insufficient program discharge processes, according to a recent analysis from the VA’s Office of Inspector...

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