Posts about Payers & Health Plans
It’s Time for a Comprehensive Solution to Suicide Prevention
Suicide was labeled a U.S. public health crisis by the Surgeon General in 1999. Twenty years later, it remains a public health crisis. A different approach is needed.
Highlights of the Business Guide for Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is an idea that pushes all members of your organization to ask questions like, how are we doing?
Getting to the Heart of the Matter – How Behavioral Health Works in Harmony With New Healthcare Business Models
For behavioral health organization executives to get and keep an audience for business, consider adopting these five tips.
Suicide Risk: A Growing Concern
The suicide rate increased 25% in less than two decades across the US, and more than 1 million people have made a suicide attempt in the past year.
Supporting Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
When process, incentives and legislation are aligned, prescribers make the best choice, and better outcomes result for all the patients we serve.
Social Determinants of Health: Food Security and Its Connection With Chronic Disease Treatment
A recent study by the Economic Research Service on food security and health among working-age adults showed strong correlation between food security and chronic health conditions. If we solved food insecurity, how would this affect diabetes management and chronic disease treatment?
Integrated Care: Why Is It More Important Now for Healthcare Organizations to Improve?
This blog was first posted in November 2017. We are reposting an updated version here in honor of Mental Health, ....
High Costs of Poor Cultural Competency in Healthcare
Did you know that 18% of the U.S. population speaks a language other than English at home? By the year 2042 there will be no single ethnic or racial majority in the United States.
Will ACO Evolution Mimic How Health Plans Evolved?
The number of ACOs that failed completely or failed to hit performance targets is significant. ACOs will be forced to consider the following measures when negotiating the next wave of value-based contracts.
What Is Your State Doing to Address the Opioid Crisis and What Does It Mean for You?
As part of evaluating how Relias can be a partner in addressing the opioid crisis, we analyzed state by state, ....
MACRA is an abbreviation for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and, yes, it is an acronym that contains another acronym: CHIP, or, Children’s Health Insurance Program.
The Opioid Epidemic: 5 Questions to Consider When Developing a Strategy
Whether you are a state passing regulations, a health system, or an independent clinician, here are 5 questions to consider when developing a strategy to combat the opioid epidemic.