Healthcare Headlines: July 2019

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The Importance Of Data In Value-Based Care, And How To Maximize It

Recent Accenture analysis projects value-based care will account for 59% of healthcare payments by 2020, up from 34% in 2017. Know the implications. Read more

CMS To No Longer Exclude Medicare ACOs From BPCI Advanced Savings

CMS announces expansion within their advanced bundled payment model – program benefits to soon apply to all beneficiaries – as part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Read more

Why Zero Harm Is A Realistic Goal For Every Hospital

See how The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has changed systems to consistently avoid preventable harm. Read more

Medicare Advantage Plans Have Higher Readmission Rates Than Traditional Medicare: Study

New study finds older adults enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans had higher 30-day readmission rates than traditional Medicare enrollees. Read more

AMA Calls For Payment Models That Reward Care Of Vulnerable, High-Risk Patients

The AMA is calling for advanced alternative payment models that give physicians more incentive to care for vulnerable and high-risk patients. Read more

Trends In Nurse Staffing

Survey finds hospitals are largely relying on new graduate Registered Nurses to fill open nursing positions. Read more

Rising Prices Drive Estimated 6% Medical Cost Inflation In 2020

Despite high-deductible health plans, prices continue to rise and medical cost growth still outpaces general inflation. Read more