Matt A. Murphy


Fixing Prior Authorization: How to Improve Outcomes Using Episodic Care Paths

As the industry becomes oriented toward value-based care and its focus on high-value outcomes, utilization management must evolve to address the entire patient care journey, often across multiple episodes of care.

Ron King


How Precision Medicine and Genetic Testing Will Drive Value-based Care

The shift to value-based care in the U.S. has been slow in coming, in large part because providers have continued to cling to the traditional “fee for service” healthcare model that historically has worked well for them.

Jessica Scruton, BSN, RN, CCM


Reducing Clinician Burnout with Better Care Management Tools

For many provider organizations, one way to address burnout begins with making clinicians’ lives easier by giving them the right technology to seamlessly access critical patient data at the point of care.

Charles A. DeMonaco


DOJ Issues Important Updates to Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Guidance

A strong, up-to-date compliance program should be part of a healthcare company's risk management strategy.

Rosemary Kennedy


Personal Emergency Response Systems Are More Than Just About Fall Detection

Amid a growing population of older people, many with chronic diseases, personal emergency response systems can be a way to reduce preventable hospitalizations.

Chris Paddison


Why Now is the Right Time to Double Down on Digital Workforce Management

By doubling down on digital investments that transform the workplace, organizations improve their workforce management through the end of the crisis and build up their digital capabilities for a promising future.

Pete Haytaian


3 Approaches to Creating a Connected Care Future

By integrating capabilities and services, we can create health experiences that are much more than the sum of their parts

Fred Horton, M.H.A.


Building a Culture of Resiliency

Emphasizing best practices and a healthy culture rather than focusing narrowly on compensation will help medical groups thrive.

Ellie Stang, MD


The Reaching Impact of Health Disparities: Why Closing the Gap Begins Before Birth

Managed care organizations must ensure that all of their members—including their youngest—receive the most equitable start in life. Here’s how to get started.

Phil Mason


How the Pandemic Has Shifted the Benefits Conversation

The benefits space is changing and there is currently a shift to “enviable benefits” - ones that go beyond traditional health and retirement coverage. Many companies, especially those still doing well during the economic downturn, have ramped up benefits communication about existing support programs such as telemedicine, financial well-being and childcare.

Robert Krayn


What’s Needed to Navigate America’s Mental Health Care Crisis

Demand for mental health care is booming. With a shortage of psychiatrists, author of this opinion piece, Robert Krayn, asks how can we ensure providers are empowered to deliver the best care possible for their patients?

Ben Scully


3 Ways to Embrace the Digital Age in Healthcare

There are many misconceptions about healthcare technology, but you can improve your organization’s approach to IT by clearing them up and following these three steps.

Sheila Talton


Advanced Analytics: an Essential Tool for Value-Based Care Success

Data analytics allows providers to gain insights from performance management measures and metrics that hold the clues to financial viability under risk-based and pay-for-performance contracts. By embracing advanced analytics, hospitals and health systems can accelerate their path to value.

Larry Hanover


Artificial Intelligence Saves Payers Time and Money

Artificial intelligence can help deal with everyday problems such as prior authorization and high utilization. But payers are also eyeing it for loftier purposes.

Dan Leonard


While We Await Vaccine Progress, We Can Trust in Generic Drugs

Generic drugs account for 90% of the prescriptions filled in the United States. They are the backbone of healthcare providers’ treatment protocol and they are remarkably cost effective: despite being 90% of the prescriptions filled, generics account for only 20% of drug spending.

Diana Do, MD


Future of Wet AMD Treatment

Diana Do, MD, and Steven Peskin, MD, MBA, FACP, discuss unmet needs and future approaches to treatment in wet AMD.

Michael Adelberg


Considering the Ideal Role for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation in Addressing SDoH in Medicaid and Medicare Populations

Medicare and Medicaid programs that serve the most-vulnerable Americans facing SDOH barriers can be major facilitators of appropriate non-emergency transportation to non-medical sites. But how do we determine what is appropriate, and what do we know about transportation services to non-medical sites today?

Katherine Capps


5 Tips for Employers on Reforming and Optimizing Medication Use

Lives can be saved, physician burnout and waste can be reduced, and drug costs can decrease by achieving medication optimization through comprehensive medication management.

Daniel Vorobiof


Overcoming Cancer’s Financial Toxicity with Real-World Data

Financial Toxicity is a growing concern for many cancer patients and caregivers, and with the continued rise in treatment costs, it can no longer be ignored.

Steven Peskin, MD, MBA, FACP


Future of Wet AMD Treatment

Diana Do, MD, and Steven Peskin, MD, MBA, FACP, discuss unmet needs and future approaches to treatment in wet AMD.

Adeel Sarwar


Data Interoperability is Essential to Vaccination Success

COVID-19 is not in the rearview mirror. Greater collaboration among organizations, and a new sense of purpose with regard to interoperability, is essential in this new era.

Mary Ellen Beliveau


4 Ways Insurers Can Turn ‘Embarrassment of Profits’ into Solutions that Matter

Even as many industries continue to suffer devastating setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one sector that has enjoyed an “embarrassment of profits” is health insurance.

Peter A. Lio, MD


Increasing Access to Effective Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis

Current strategies used to evaluate the performance of therapies used to treat atopic dermatitis and guide formulary decisions, and recommendations to help patients receive access to effective therapies.

Terry Boch


The How and Why of Enterprisewide Clinical Data Integration Strategy

Clinical data integration can mean navigating through an obstacle course of organizational and technical challenges. But it can show its ROI bona fides with digital chart review and other efforts.

Alina M. Czekai, M.P.H.


Four Ways Medicare Advantage Plans Can Stay Ahead of OIG Denial Concerns

A recent HHS Office of Inspector General's report found that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans inappropriately deny prior authorization requests. With MA enrollment growing, scrutiny of MA plans and their utilization management strategies is also likely to grow, according to Alina Czekai, M.P.H., of Cohere Health. Czekai argues that artificial intelligence and machine learning can improve utilization management and prevent inappropriate denials.

Anne Davis


Improving Member Perception: How Health Plans Can More Effectively Move the Needle

Elevating customer services isn’t enough to raise Star ratings and quality. Payers and their provider partners also need to meet patients at their level.

Steve Berriatua


Use Quick Wins to Speed Your Healthcare Digital Transformation

What does it take for a healthcare organization to effectively expedite and achieve a digital transformation? Start with the fundamentals, like having an integrated transformation strategy with clear goals across the enterprise, highly visible and vocal top-down leadership, and exceptional tactical talent for implementation.

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