A 2017 American Hospital Association (AHA) report concluded that only 20 percent of good health outcomes could be attributed to direct patient care. The most significant factor – 40 percent […]

Since 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced no fewer than thirteen major initiatives to wean the U.S. healthcare system off fee-for-service (FFS) payments to value-based […]

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorizes state innovation waivers. These waivers allow states to experiment with different methods of health coverage as long as they meet the […]

With the recent announcement of $42 million in funding of Health Centered Controlled Networks (HCCN), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) has signaled its enthusiasm to deploy […]

On October 24, 2018, President Trump signed an expansive bipartisan bill into law aimed at curbing America’s growing opioid epidemic. Titled the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promoted Opioid Recovery and […]

In December 2016, the House passed the 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC IT Health Certification Program, a piece of bipartisan legislation designed to accelerate the […]

The American Academy of Pediatrics—in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital and the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home (NRC-PFCMH)—recently released a second edition of its Pediatric Care Coordination Curriculum […]

On July 10, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on the adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and will move forward with its Connected Care pilot program—an initiative the […]

The opioid epidemic continues to grow across America, along with an increasing incidence of polysubstance use, the use of multiple substances together. A review of 2,224 opioid-related overdose deaths in […]

According to a 2017 study published in JAMA Pediatrics, pediatric healthcare spending in the U.S. increased from $149.6 billion to $233.5 billion in 2013. Of that colossal level of funding, […]

Helio Health, a nonprofit health system in New York, is one of 13 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, or CCBHCs, in the state. Helio Health implemented the CCBHC model in […]

To understand the breadth of the opioid crises in America, consider West Virginia with a population of just 1.8 million. In only six years, between 2007 to 2012, almost 800 […]

Social determinants of health (SDoH) such as education, economic stability, and neighborhood all play an important role in the impact and effectiveness of healthcare delivery. Now, health providers and insurers […]

Three in four Americans, aged 65 and older, have multiple chronic conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These illnesses affect both health outcomes and health […]

Healthcare stakeholders—purchasers, payers, providers, policymakers, researchers—all agree that social determinants of health (SDoH) factors impact health outcomes, and many providers, in their clinical workflows, now not only screen patients for […]

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