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Bringing Clinicians on the VBC Journey

September 4, 2019 BY Evan Cox

Bringing Clinicians on the VBC Journey

Understanding the value-based care model is complicated, from following federal reimbursement guidelines to modifying patient care delivery. Many care providers, including hospital leaders as well as clinicians, struggle to identify the ways value-based care (VBC) can benefit their organizations. Even when cost savings and other incentives are apparent, getting buy-in and modifying workflows from the top down is daunting.

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How Top Hospitals Are Combating Sepsis

September 4, 2019 BY Carisa McLaughlin

How Top Hospitals Are Combating Sepsis

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, sepsis is the most expensive in-patient cost in American hospitals. In 2017, there were 1.09 million cases of sepsis nationally with an average readmission rate of 15.8 percent based on Medicare claims data.

With September marking Sepsis Awareness Month, we leveraged Definitive Healthcare data to understand the national scope of the condition. The region with the highest number of sepsis cases was the Southeast, but fell in the mid-range for number of days spent in the hospital. Conversely, the Southwest has the lowest number of cases, but is not far behind the Southeast’s average length of stay.

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The Future of Value-Based Care: 2019 Survey Results

September 4, 2019 BY Tory Waldron

The Future of Value-Based Care: 2019 Survey Results

The U.S. healthcare industry continues to inch toward value-based care and away from fee-from-service. Over the past eight years, the number of U.S. states and territories that implement VBC programs has spiked – rising from three states in 2011 to 48 as of 2018.

To stay abreast of this movement, in the month of August, Definitive Healthcare polled 1,090 healthcare leaders across the provider, biotech, financial services, staffing, life sciences, IT, and consulting verticals to determine predictions for the future of value-based care in 2019 and beyond. With 791 total responses, these healthcare leaders helped identify:

1. The biggest barriers to implementing value-based care
2. Factors accelerating the adoption of value-based care
3. Benefits of value-based care
4. How value-based care will shift in 2020

Read on to learn more about the results of Definitive Healthcare's first-annual value-based care trends survey:

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mHealth in the Outpatient Setting: What to Know and What to Expect

Did you know the first interactive video link to provide medical care was established in 1959? The video link bridged a gap of 112 miles between Nebraska Psychiatric Institute in Omaha to the Norfolk State Hospital. Nearly 60 years later, leaps and bounds have been made not only in medical care but in the delivery of care, along with patient expectations. One of the most promising areas is that of mHealth. This article will examine what mHealth is, why it matters, and what to expect in the outpatient setting.

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How to Maximize Success with Value-Based Care

August 28, 2019 BY Alanna Moriarty

How to Maximize Success with Value-Based Care

The shift from fee-for-service healthcare to value-based care has been in motion since the passing of MIPPA in 2008, though the incentives from the Centers from Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) didn’t become mainstream until the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program began in 2012. Ever since, CMS has been introducing and modifying incentive programs to encourage hospitals and care facilities to provide comprehensive, coordinated care to reduce overall healthcare costs.

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