Providers

Health care systems, hospitals, ACOs, & physician reimbursement reform, integrated delivery systems, & consolidation trends

Peter Wehrwein
Blue Health Intelligence attempts to paint a fuller picture of ‘what went wrong’ by limiting exclusions.
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Jan Greene
The caveats: Most of the evidence involves routine care. It is uncertain whether nurse practitioners will be willing to work in rural areas to fill the primary care void.
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Sarah Kwon
The caveats: They may need to be part of larger programs to be effective. And smoking rates have fallen but remain stubbornly high among people without privilege.
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Sarah Kwon
Community health workers liaise between underserved populations and clinicians, help patients and resources to manage disease, and provide health education, informal counseling, and social support. Interest in community health workers is shifting away from narrowly focused intervention on a single disease toward care coordination of multiple chronic conditions.
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Robert Calandra
The caveat: Joint replacements might be a sweet spot for bundled payments. They might not work as well for other episodes of care.
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Joseph Burns
The caveats: California stands out as the exception to the rule. And its program is thorough and fairly involved.
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Jan Greene
The caveats: It is difficult to study. The strongest evidence is for palliative care in hospitals.
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Frank Diamond
The caveats: About 40,000 Americans are newly infected every year. And HIV infection is still among the top 10 leading causes of death among Americans between the ages of 25 and 44.