Clinical Integration

Dec 11, 2017
Background resources, reports and studies regarding clinical integration topics.
Overview Hospitals: The Changing Landscape is Good for Patients & Health Care, March 2012 Report: A Critique of Recent Publications Claiming Provider Market Power, October, 2010 Executive Summary Health for Life Report, December 2007 High-Cost Medicare Beneficiaries, May 2005,…
Dec 11, 2017
Case examples, CMS demonstrations, other initiatives, and California Healthcare foundation resources
Case Examples Building Quality into RIte Care: How Rhode Island Is Improving Care for Low-Income Residents Improving Continuity of Care for Chronic Conditions: The Texas Medication Algorithm Project Disease Management: Florida's MediPass Program Indiana: Chronic Disease & High-Risk Nurse…
Dec 11, 2017
Links to helpful sites related to clinical integration topics and resources.
Center on An Aging Society Commonwealth Fund Center for Healthcare Strategies: Improving Care for Adults with Chronic Illness and Disabilities Health Affairs, The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere National Academy on an Aging Society, A Policy Institute of The Gerontological Society of…
Dec 11, 2017
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have been heralded as a promising model for improving the quality of care and reducing unnecessary costs through coordination and collaboration among providers. The concept envisions a transformation in the way that care is organized and delivered across the…
Dec 7, 2017
Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system. Bringing the health systems together will allow the organizations to expand their mission of service and create a…
Dec 5, 2017
Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) yesterday introduced the Veterans Community Care and Access Act (S. 2184), legislation to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system and better integrate VA services and community care programs. According to a legislative summary…
Nov 20, 2017
AHA comments on CMS's request for information on a new direction for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).
Nov 15, 2017
Antitrust and other legal/regulatory issues re: clinical integration where hospitals and physicians work together, such as gainsharing, provision of physicians with IT, etc. Also any general discussion of clinical integration as it relates especially to caring for the patient with chronic disease across the continuum of care.
Updated on November 16, 2017 Links to full-text articles are provided where available. For information on obtaining print copies of articles, please call the AHA Resource Center at (312) 422-2050. (2017, Nov. 13). State Medicaid Integration Tracker©. Washington: National Association of States…
Nov 8, 2017
An article in today’s Politico suggests hospital mergers are having an adverse impact on health local markets and is leading to substandard care and higher prices. But the most recent research on the subject tells a far different and less sensationalist story. A study of recent hospital mergers –…
Oct 26, 2017
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will host an Oct. 27 webinar on applying the new Medicare payment codes for behavioral health integration services, including collaborative care. The codes, applauded by the AHA, were introduced this year under the physician fee schedule…