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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Nov 19, 2019
When small practices unite to form a medical group, aligning business practices is paramount to success. EmergeOrtho, a newly formed orthopedics medical group, found that setting up a virtual CBO—accessible by any staff member from any location—brought them the efficiencies they wanted. Here’s how they did it.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Nov 19, 2019
With so many ways to enter the value-based care space, and a sea of acronyms to navigate, how can a practice decide on the right approach? We demystify MIPS, ACOs, Advanced APMs, bundled payments, and more risk-based payment options in an article you’ll want to bookmark and share with your team.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Oct 24, 2019
Patients’ access to housing, transportation, and food can drive as much as 80% of health outcomes. Screening patients for these factors opens the door for referrals to help individuals get basic needs met. Read on for solutions and success stories.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Oct 24, 2019
We all agree that interoperability is key to providing high-quality care while lowering costs. In part two of the Roadmap to Interoperability series, this infographic outlines financial obstacles on the path to interoperability, and how healthcare organizations can overcome them.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Sep 26, 2019
Telehealth lets practices quickly provide consultations, assessments, and test results, while saving patients a trip to the office. Now, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plan to significantly expand reimbursement rules for telemedicine. Find out which additional reimbursements have been proposed, and see what healthcare professionals say about the changes, in this in-depth article from athenaInsight.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Sep 26, 2019
If interoperability is so crucial to achieving high-quality care and lowering costs, why aren’t we there yet? In part one of the Roadmap to Interoperability series, this infographic takes a closer look at the technical challenges in the way, and how healthcare organizations can begin to navigate them now.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The EHR should help your physicians, not hinder them. That’s why a little EHR coaching up front can go a long way toward alleviating their frustration and burnout. Read on for five things you can do to start your physicians off on the right foot with your EHR.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The organizations that win at value-based care will be those that expand their scope to promote community health outside their own four walls. Read on for three examples of healthcare organizations connecting with their patients early and often, right in their communities.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jul 22, 2019
Each U.S. state uses a number of different tactics to manage the opioid epidemic. Where is your state focusing its efforts, and how does it compare to other states? See the state-by-state breakdown for laws, policies, and prescribing patterns.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jul 22, 2019
When physicians regularly experience a deep sense of fulfillment in their work, they’re less likely to feel burnt out - and satisfied physicians are good for business and your bottom line. This article describes recent research that connects physician satisfaction with high-capability organizations, and the associated benefits of reduced errors and increased patient satisfaction.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jul 22, 2019
Your genes contain clues to your future health. Now, some companies are broadening their DNA testing programs to identify genetic variants that put patients at risk. Read more about this early program and its potential to detect and prevent disease—and change lives.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jul 22, 2019
Medicare Advantage is expanding coverage for what it considers “primarily health related supplemental benefits.” That’s good news, not just for treating illness and injury, but for helping high-risk patients maintain their health and prevent avoidable utilization. This article discloses the new list of services to be covered under Medicare Advantage, including transportation and in-home support.
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Oct 07, 2015
This whitepaper is a step-by-step “playbook” based on athenahealth's work with clients who have seen success and shared in savings through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
Tags : medicare shared savings, mssp, medicare, accountable care organizations, healthcare expenditures, population health management
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Oct 07, 2015
Download this whitepaper to learn five issues that are most relevant to leaders of faith-based hospitals and health-care systems and examples of how faith-based institutions around the country are already tackling them in innovative ways.
Tags : faith-based care, faith-based hospitals, faith-based healthcare, inpatient revenue, reimbursement models
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Oct 07, 2015
Download this whitepaper to learn more about these five capabilities to keep your practice independent: -Strong Financial Performance -Connectivity and Clinical Integration -Ability to Win at Risk -Competitive Edge -Adaptability to Change
Tags : independent practice, financial performance, clinical integration, connectivity, value-based reimbursement, patient care, financial stability
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
No matter how these issues are resolved, the new health care reality demands that providers deliver quality care while controlling costs. Use these six steps to bring success to your organization in the new reimbursement landscape: 1. Understand Your Costs 2. Reduce Out-Migration from Your Network 3. Maximize Pay-for-Performance Reimbursement 4. Identify Early Opportunities for Utilization Reductions 5. Support Chronic Care and Disease Management 6. Predict Who Will Develop Issues
Tags : aco, accountable care organization, out-migration, pay-for-performance reimbursement
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
We convened top academic medical center leaders for our AMC Advisory Roundtable in October of 2013. We also conduct regular discussions with a wide array of health care executives, including leaders of health systems, medical groups, insurance companies, and academic institutions. This whitepaper shares some of the key themes that have emerged from those meetings.
Tags : academic medical center, clinical activities, research activities, education
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
In this white paper we demonstrate why CFOs must focus their attention on advancing along three distinct strategic tiers: 1) Optimizing the health system’s fiscal health. Even if it’s already good it needs to be even better to weather inevitable industry changes. 2) Thinking outside the walls of the health system by optimizing the ecosystem of providers, the system of care, and physician loyalty. 3) Optimizing the patient experience: harness the health system to deliver what patients value most.
Tags : cfo, finances, fiscal health, industry changes, optimization
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
This white paper instructs you how to ensure the viability of your community hospital well into the future with these five steps: 1. Get control over your financials. 2. Build patient loyalty. 3. Prioritize high-return projects. 4. Improve provider loyalty and alignment. 5. Adjust to changing reimbursement models.
Tags : consolidation, community hospital, financials, patient loyalty
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
This whitepaper serves as a guide to identifying an under-performing EHR and replacing it with a solution that delivers results. It offers answers to a number of common questions about EHR adoption and replacement and demonstrates how the right EHR can help practices get more money and more control, freeing up physicians to focus on patient care.
Tags : ehr, electronic health records, ehr adoption, ehr replacement
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
This white paper explores how to integrate mobile devices to enhance patient care and practice efficiency.
Tags : mobile devices, efficiency, patient care, value-based reimbursement
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
This white paper will tell you how to implement a successful patient engagement strategy using these 5 elements: 1) Define your organization’s vision for patient engagement. 2) Create a culture of engagement. 3) Employ the right technology and services. 4) Empower patients to become collaborators in their care. 5) Chart progress and be ready to change and adapt.
Tags : patient engagement strategy, engagement culture, patient care, population health
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
This white paper explores how to partner for population health in an environment of shifting reimbursements.
Tags : shifting reimbursements, population health, costs, payment models
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
In this whitepaper, we argue that traditional models for estimating HCIT costs are inadequate and overlook several business-critical variables. Our intention is not to provide a comprehensive TCO model, but to expose and examine the operational considerations that most TCO models fail to recognize or account for, and to equip executives to ask the right questions about the cost of delivering clinical and financial results stemming from technology procurement
Tags : hcit, heath care it, ownership, patient experience, tco
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By: athenahealth     Published Date: Feb 27, 2014
In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion about how to engage patients in their care. Patient engagement has always been considered a good thing in practices and health care organizations. Today it is vital to the business of delivering care. This Whitepaper Outlines 5 elements of Launching a Successful Strategy.
Tags : athena, healthcare, healthcare technology, patient engagement, patient engagement strategy, experience of care, per capita cost, population health
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