Healthcare

Will Value-Based Care Require New Leadership Strategies?

Will value-based healthcare be the answer to America’s medical woes? A significant subset of providers seem to think so. According to a recent survey of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council, 42% of participants believe that value-based reimbursement models will one day supplant fee-for-service as the primary revenue model for healthcare in the United States.    [...]

By |2019-12-02T13:26:41+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

FCC Rural Telemedicine Update: Improving Care for Patients?

Positive change may be on the horizon for patients who use -- or even rely on -- telehealth services. Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced its intent to overhaul its method for distributing telemedicine-adjacent funds through the Rural Health Care Program in a way that eliminates any current wasteful practices or inefficiencies.  [...]

By |2019-08-26T19:48:43+00:00August 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Benefits of Hospice Care

When patients enter the dusk of their sunset years, they need peace, support, and care. It can be a trying time for patients and family alike -- but with hospice, the burden weighs a little easier. According to one report published in the BMJ’s Supportive and Palliative Care, patients who enroll in hospice during their [...]

By |2019-07-25T20:51:56+00:00July 25th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Co-Pay Accumulators Are on the Chopping Block — Here’s Why

Copay accumulators aren’t welcome in Virginia. As of this March, state legislators in both the state and its neighbor, West Virginia, passed legislation that requires insurers to count copay assistance cards and manufacturer-provided coupons towards patients’ out-of-pocket limits. This measure comes in direct response to insurers’ increased tendency to use the policies to prevent payment [...]

By |2019-05-17T15:26:32+00:00May 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

We Can Overcome Hurdles in Telehealth Implementation

Telemedicine is an inarguable boon to modern care. By complementing traditional in-practice services with telemedical offerings, healthcare providers can extend specialty consults into the most remote rural clinics, cut down on the time patients wait for care, and even reach those who might have otherwise foregone the time and expense of in-person care.   The [...]

By |2019-02-12T20:55:04+00:00February 12th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Is the Future of Healthcare Outpatient-Centric?

Hospitals might once have been the treatment hub for all of a communities’ aches, pains, and surgical procedures -- but that central status is becoming hazier by the day. In the last few years, increasing pressure to make health services more affordable, accessible, and effective has prompted many healthcare organizations to decompress their campuses and [...]

By |2019-01-28T16:09:53+00:00January 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Balancing Efficiency and Value in Healthcare

When it comes to healthcare delivery, our intent is to be ever quicker, more effective, and less expensive. We want to improve treatment experiences and patient outcomes without slipping on our efficiency scores; we aim to provide ever-soaring value for our providers, payers, and patients, but we don’t want to stop cutting costs. When those [...]

By |2018-12-21T16:16:02+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Tech Will Revolutionize Elder Care — Here’s How

When it comes to generational stereotypes, seniors aren't exactly known for their technological proficiency. All too often, helpful apps and advances in tech are given over first to enthusiastic Millennials and then slowly — if at all – filter into the lives of those in the elder generations.   But what if these generational stereotypes [...]

By |2018-08-28T15:16:30+00:00August 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments