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QUALITY TODAY

A blog dedicated to advancing healthcare quality.

Kellyn Freeman

Kellyn Freeman is a former Marketing Representative for Primaris.

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Applying Evidence-Based Guidelines for Greater ACO Success

Posted by Kellyn Freeman on Nov 16, 2015 10:30:00 AM

The shift toward value-based payments has created a lot of interest in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The number of ACO participants has grown steadily each year since the introduction of Accountable Care Organizations a few years ago. Many healthcare providers are now choosing to participate in ACOs because of the potential financial benefits they offer. In simple terms, ACOs can earn money if they meet certain care quality requirements and they generate cost savings for payers.

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Topics: value-based care

Comparing Episodic vs. Holistic Care

Posted by Kellyn Freeman on Nov 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Chronic diseases, by definition are long-lasting. They are lingering conditions. Even so, they are frequently treated with episodic care rather than long-term disease management. Considering how prevalent chronic diseases have become in the United States and how much our nation spends treating people with chronic diseases, it makes sense to look at patient care and ask what more we could be doing to manage and prevent chronic conditions. Here is a brief look at Episodic vs. Holistic healthcare and the impact of each on chronic diseases.

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