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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.


 



Health Care System Still Vulnerable to Demographic Changes
The small jump in health care spending found in new CMS data is less of a concern than longer-term c... Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:00 am CDT

Verizon Acts Quickly, Hospitals Can Too
Verizon is an example of how a large organization, when confronted with a disruptive environment, ca... Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 am CDT

ONC Grants Aim to Bolster Interoperability
Efforts to bolster data nationwide continue to gain attention of hospital leaders and policymakers.... Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 am CDT

How to Develop Better Care Coordination
Research reveals reporting discrepancies between primary-care and specialty practices. How can you improve the lines of communication? Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:00 pm CDT

ICD-10: Do Patients Even Need To Know?
Your patients probably don't care about ICD-10, but there may be situations in which you might want or need to tell them. Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:00 am CDT

Avoid Inadequate Use of Patient Portals
Many physicians don't use a patient portal. They should. A portal can offload a good portion of the front-end work for both staff and physicians. Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:00 pm CDT

McConnell presses Dems on Planned Parenthood
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sought to keep pressure on Democrats on Wednesday ahead of an upcoming vote to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood.  "It's a simple choice. Senators can either vote to protect women's... Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:53 am CDT

McConnell to fast-track bill to defund Planned Parenthood
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is fast-tracking a bill to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, after senators huddled in his office Tuesday to work out the details of a bill. Speaking on the Senate floor, the... Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 7:01 pm CDT

Overnight Healthcare: Senate to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood
Senate GOP leaders on Tuesday promised to hold a vote to defund Planned Parenthood before their August recess, which is likely to begin next week.Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has been tapped to lead the Senate's response to the mounting undercover video... Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015 5:19 pm CDT