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Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy at Northwestern Health Sciences University

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Chuck Sawyer, DC

Michele Maiers, DC, MPH

Dave Kunz, lobbyist

 

The Center for Health Care Innovation & Policy's insight:

The Affordable Care Act, coupled with increasing demand for better returns on health care dollar investment, are spurring the use of new models for health care delivery. Explore several related topics below, and CHIP's insight on each topic.

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The Triple Aim: Care, Health, And Cost

The Triple Aim: Care, Health, And Cost | Emerging Models of Care Delivery | Scoop.it

Topic:  The Triple Aim

The Center for Health Care Innovation & Policy's insight:

“Triple aim” is a buzzword used to describe three overarching goals of health care reform: improving the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita costs of care for populations. 

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Strategies to Put Patients at the Center of Primary Care

Topic:  Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

The Center for Health Care Innovation & Policy's insight:

PCMH is a team-based model of care where a primary care physician is responsible for coordinating and monitoring a patient’s care across providers. PCMH aim to provide patient-centered care oriented toward the whole person. PCMH are accountable for meeting metrics of access, quality and safely, and often operates under a per patient per month management fee.

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ACO Results: What We Know So Far

ACO Results: What We Know So Far | Emerging Models of Care Delivery | Scoop.it

 

Topic: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

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Early data is cautiously optimistic for the potential of ACOs to positively impact the triple aim.

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U.S. patients of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to exceed 130 million by 2017

U.S. patients of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to exceed 130 million by 2017 | Emerging Models of Care Delivery | Scoop.it

 

Topic: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The Center for Health Care Innovation & Policy's insight:

While some have debated whether ACOs are a passing trend, data suggests otherwise. In 2015, 40 million lives are anticipated to be covered by an ACO; that number jumps to 130 million by 2017.

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Through the Looking Glass: A New Perspective on Population Management

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The Center for Health Care Innovation & Policy's insight:

Increasing efficiencies through judicious application of new delivery models, coupled with the use of evidence based standards, may enable a population health system to care for the “sickest” more efficiently, while saving billions annually.

This thought provoking video proposes how emerging models should be used to address the needs of different cohorts at various stages of health.

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Health Insurance Exchanges - YouTube

Topic: Insurance Exchanges

 

The Center for Health Care Innovation & Policy's insight:

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act compels everyone to have health care insurance, or face a tax penalty. Federal and state insurance exchanges have been established to help individuals compare options. They typically offer different levels of coverage and costs, categorized as bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans.

 

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Growth and Disperson of ACOs

Topic: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

The Center for Health Care Innovation & Policy's insight:

Promoted by the Affordable Care Act, ACOs incentivize care quality by attaching financial incentives to patient outcomes, typically in the form of a pay-for-performance metric. ACOs are characterized by a broad network of primary care, specialist care and community resources to anticipate all a patient’s health care needs. While still in the early phases of development and implementation, the growth of ACOs is accelerating.

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The Payment Reform Landscape: Overview

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Topic:  Payment Reform

 

The Center for Health Care Innovation & Policy's insight:

The U.S. health care system is moving away from traditional fee-for-service toward paying for value. This blog post from Health Affairs provides an overview of the core concepts driving payment reform.  It also presents data from the National Scorecard on Payment Reform, which shows that the overwhelming majority of payment is still fee-for-service.

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US Spending On Complementary And Alternative Medicine During 2002–08 Plateaued, Suggesting Role In Reformed Health System

US Spending On Complementary And Alternative Medicine During 2002–08 Plateaued, Suggesting Role In Reformed Health System | Emerging Models of Care Delivery | Scoop.it

Topic: A Role for Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Emerging Models of Care Delivery

The Center for Health Care Innovation & Policy's insight:

This article makes an argument for evidence based CAM therapies to play a greater role in population health management, particularly in cases where they offer more effective, lower cost and less risk alternatives to usual medical care. This presents an exciting opportunity for increased access to CAM services, and for CAM professions to work collaboratively with other health care providers.

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