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Community Based Care is Effective for Substance Abuse Population

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 27, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Community Based Models Improve Care for Substance Abuse Population, while Lowering Costs to Health Systems and Payers.

 

Dr. Young is Ankota's Chief Medical Officer, and serves jointly as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, and Core Faculty of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In these roles, Dr. Young is involved in population health programs and community based initiatives that are aimed at decreasing readmissions and lowering the overall cost of care. The substance abuse population is very costly, and community based initiatives have  

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Topics: Community Based Care, transitional care, Dr. J. Hunter Young, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Care Transitions

Entrepreneurs Growing Private Duty Home Care

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 22, 2013 10:06:00 AM

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Topics: Home Care Entrepreneurship, Starting a Home Care Business, Private Duty Homecare Association, Private Duty Agency Software, transitional care, Home Care Technology, Will Hicklen, Home Care, NPDA, Care Transitions, Accountable Care Organizations, Avoidable Readmissions

Talking Care Coordination with Cheri Lattimer of CMSA, NTOCC

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 21, 2013 1:24:00 PM

Cheri Lattimer is one of most widely recognized leaders in Care Coordination today. Many of Ankota's readers recognize Cheri from her pioneering role as the Chair of the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) and Executive Director of the Case Management Society of America (CMSA). This is an exerpt of a recent interview with Cheri about the new care coordination payments enacted by CMS and the opportunities that they present to providers.

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Topics: Care Coordination Payments, Care Coordination, transitional care, Will Hicklen, Care Transitions, Accountable Care Organizations, Avoidable Readmissions, ACO

Developing New Management in the Era of Accountable Care

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 19, 2013 8:30:00 AM

Call this post "Management Lessons for Acccountable Care." There is a definite lack of experienced leadership in Accountable Care models, in models that address avoidable readmissions, and that are focused on improving Care Coordination and delivery. Since this is so, does it really make sense to just re-assign existing managers to these new models, where they really are not experienced?  

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Topics: Care Coordination, transitional care, Will Hicklen, Accountable Care Organizations, Avoidable Readmissions, Managing Post Acute Care

20 New Community Based Care Transitions Initiatives Added

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 18, 2013 8:30:00 AM

CMS Selects 20 Additional Sites for the Community Based Care Transitions Program

Sites Now Total 102 across 40 states

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Topics: Care Coordination, Care Transitions

Bill Threatens 40% Cut to Care Transitions Funding

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 15, 2013 10:46:00 AM

"If we fail to continue to promote and utilize proven methods for improving care transitions, patient outcomes will suffer at higher costs to taxpayers."

-Cheri Lattimer, NTOCC Executive Director

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Topics: Care Coordination, transitional care, Will Hicklen, Care Transitions

New Opportunities for Home Health Care Delivery Models

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 14, 2013 1:01:00 PM

At $25 BILLION annually, the pre term birth crisis is roughly equal in cost to the Avoidable Readmissions problem. The solution is to utilize post acute providers like home health nursing to care for expectant mothers in the community. 

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Topics: Physical Therapy, Population Health IT, Home Care Best Practices, Care Coordination, transitional care, HME, DME, Dr. J. Hunter Young, Care Transitions, Accountable Care Organizations

ACOs Now Total 428 as Growth Continues

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 12, 2013 11:00:00 AM

In 2012 and the beginning of 2013 ACOs have nearly tripled in number again, with growth coming among all types of sponsoring entities.  

There are 428 ACOs now existing in 49 states, as ACO growth has also continued apart from the Medicare program.

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Topics: Community Based Care, Population Health IT, Care Coordination, transitional care, Will Hicklen, Care Transitions, Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, ACO Technology

Patient Centered Medical Home and Community Based Care Models

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 11, 2013 10:08:00 AM

Community Based Care Models Gaining Momentum with PCMH in Urban Communities

by J. Hunter Young, MD, MHS 
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Topics: APTA, PCMH, Care Coordination, Dr. J. Hunter Young, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Care Transitions, Accountable Care Organizations, Avoidable Readmissions, Patient Centered Medical Home

Philips Healthcare Address to the HME Industry

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 5, 2013 12:44:00 PM

"We will need to find ways to do more with less."

Phillips Health Care Letter to the HME Industry

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Topics: HME Delivery Operations, Health Care Reform, Care Coordination, HME, DME, Will Hicklen, Accountable Care Organizations, telehealth

The State of Physical Therapy in 2013

Posted by Will Hicklen on Mar 4, 2013 9:15:00 AM

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Topics: Physical Therapy, Care Coordination, Will Hicklen, Therapy Software, Physical Therapy software, Accountable Care Organizations

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Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital, focusing on efficiency and care coordination. Ankota's primary focus is on Care Transitions for Reeadmisison avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact Ankota.

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