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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

Senate abortion fight intensifies
Senate Republicans are turning up the heat on Planned Parenthood, setting up a vote for Monday to defund the organization that is making some of their members squirm.Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.), the most vulnerable Senate Republican up for reelection next... Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:47 pm CDT

Planned Parenthood shuts down website after second hack
Planned Parenthood shut down its website Wednesday after it was hit by a second cyberattack within one week.Officials confirmed Wednesday evening that the group was hit by a “denial of service attack” — a tactic that sends massive amounts of traffic... Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:04 pm CDT

Overnight Healthcare: Two GOP senators signal opposition to defunding Planned Parenthood
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) on Wednesday indicated he'll oppose a bill backed by Republican leadership to defund Planned Parenthood.Kirk is up for reelection next year and is a top Democratic target."In other states tissue donation programs should be... Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:31 pm CDT