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Mandatory Bundled Payment Models are Back! 5 Things to Know

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Senior Vice President, Aveus

My colleague, Kate Poglitsch at DataGen, posed a big question in her most recent blog “The Return of Mandatory Bundles: Good News?”, and I thought it was important to weigh in and say – this is GREAT news! This is a signal from the current administration showing the acceptance of what those of us working

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When Only You See the Dead People: An Interview with Matthew Taylor

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Senior Vice President, Aveus

I first met Matthew Taylor, Vice President of Information Technology at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, several years back when we were both working for the Catholic Health Initiatives national office of Population Health. It was a new team charged with starting and leading a transformation to a new Population Health model across the CHI enterprise of

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From program to business model: Using population health management to drive value-based care

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Senior Vice President, Aveus

What does “population health management” really mean? Many healthcare organizations think of population health management in terms of condition-specific programs designed to improve care and reduce costs for at-risk patients. Medicare’s bundled payment initiatives for joint replacements and cardiac care may come to mind, for instance. Very often organizations launch programs like these in response

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Four Steps to Succeed in BPCI Advanced

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Senior Vice President, Aveus

Hospitals and providers accepted into the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program will be the first to test CMS’ latest voluntary Medicare payment model that begins on Oct. 1. Tamara Cull, DHA, senior vice president of Aveus, the consulting division of population health management solution provider Medecision, shares four key steps for success on

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Key Lessons From an Early Care Management Success Story

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Senior Vice President, Aveus

Payers and providers should take note: Christiana Care Health System, its CareLink CareNow subsidiary, and its data-driven care management successes with Medecision’s Aerial platform are the feature of a recent case study published by IDC. This insightful analysis offers key care management recommendations and takeaways from Christiana Care’s early innovations. The Delaware-based organization embraced risk-based

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Liberation 2018: What we learned from today’s healthcare visionaries

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Senior Vice President, Aveus

Liberation 2018 has come and gone, but from the many insightful conversations and powerful speaking sessions centered on collaboration, community and engagement, we’re more energized and inspired than ever thinking about how to put these conversations into action. So, what does liberating healthcare mean in the context of these themes? Here are three key takeaways

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HIMSS18 Wrap-Up: Key Takeaways for Payers and Providers

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Senior Vice President, Aveus

As the whirlwind of another insightful HIMSS conference settles back into the routine, now is the time to take stock of what we learned — and to consider what it means for the healthcare path ahead. This year, we asked two Medecision experts with distinctly different healthcare vantage points to discuss their key takeaways from

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