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Quality Forum, Aledade Form New ACO

A Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and Aledade Inc. partnership has formed a new Accountable Care Organization made up of independent primary care providers in small and mid-sized cities. ...Read More

 



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Quality Forum, Aledade Form New ACO
A Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum and Aledade Inc. partnership has formed a new Accountable Care Organization made up of independent primary care providers in small and mid-sized cities.
 
The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment | Value-Based Purchasing, Fee-For-Service, Fee-For-Performance, Cadillac Tax, Affordable Care Act, ACA, Medicare Reimbursement, Dion Sheidy, KPMG, Population Health, Employer Benefits, Healthcare Benefits
The Competing P’s: Provision & Payment

Changing reimbursement for new models of care

First the good news … providers are generally excited about the idea of moving to more holistic, integrated care with a focus on prevention, quality and outcomes.


 
Rural Hospitals Find ACO Help | Accountable Care Organization, National Rural ACO, Medicare Shared Savings Program, Lynn Barr, CMS
Rural Hospitals Find ACO Help

Two Louisiana hospitals are among more than 200 U.S. health systems that applied for $114 million in federal funds to help set up rural Accountable Care Organizations.


 
Guest Writers

Capitation-Related Changes Emerging

The growth of capitation may represent a juncture for the healthcare industry.


 
LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: A Report on Health Care Legislation

Below is a report of the 112 health care related bills that are moving through the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. 


 
Physician Spotlight

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Dani Bidros | Dr. Dani Bidros, Lafayette Brain and Spine, Dr. Stephen Goldware
PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Dani Bidros

He’s a Braniac

At age 9, Dani Bidros moved to Lafayette, La. from Syria with his family. Growing up, his role model was older brother, Rafi, who became a plastic surgeon.


 
In The News

June 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.


 



Behind Higher Physician Fees, a Big Problem Lurks

Joining forces with a like-minded, larger medical practice may afford economies of scale, but physicians should be aware that it could be at the expense of patients, who are becoming more cost conscious.

Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 10:40 am CDT

Health IT Underused in Care Coordination

The capabilities of health information technology tools aren't always aligned with physician priorities, research finds. And the care coordination activities that matter most to clinicians aren't ones that are best supported by health IT.

Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:11 am CDT

FTC and DOJ May Spoil Mega-Mergers Among Payers

Regulators at the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice will scrutinize any potential mega mergers among health insurance companies for signs of market dominance and the attendant risk of higher costs.

Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:05 am CDT

Addressing Violence in the Health Care Workplace
Emergency nurses are frequently victims of violence, but often fail to report it. Encouraging them t... Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am CDT

A Truly Integrated Health Care System
Many health care organizations, in the name of integration, have acquired a collection of overlappin... Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am CDT

Safer ICU; Don't Bore Your Board; Anti-anti-smoking?; Astronaut Dreams
One health care editor's picks of interesting stuff you may have missed.... Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 am CDT

How New Jersey Public Policy Fails Primary-Care Physicians
Healthcare policies and laws that favor special interests are bad news for physicians and the public. New Jersey is a more extreme example. Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:00 pm CDT

Strategies to Market Your Practice for Success
Stage your practice for success by taking the steps to identify and market it to your ideal patient. Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 8:00 am CDT

Independent Integrated Networks: What You Need to Know
Independent integrated networks are being driven by independent physician organizations, coalitions, and alliances between physicians themselves. Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 1:00 pm CDT

House bill reduces spending boost for NIH
House leaders on Thursday released an updated version of a medical cures bill that slightly reduces a funding increase for the National Institutes of Health. The latest changes to the bill were posted on the House Rules Committee website just... Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 5:20 pm CDT

Study: States have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions in 2015
States have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions so far this year, according to a new report from the pro-abortion rights Guttmacher Institute. There have been more new restrictions so far this year than all of last year, the report finds,... Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:25 pm CDT

White House: Have you talked to your family about ObamaCare lately?
The Obama administration wants you to bring a side of healthcare politics to your family picnic this weekend.After ObamaCare’s big win at the Supreme Court last week, federal health officials are serving up some tips about talking to family members... Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:14 pm CDT