Author Archive for Tamara Cull

Key Lessons From an Early Care Management Success Story

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

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
Vice President, Advisory Services

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
Vice President, Advisory Services

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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3 Benefits of Participation in BPCI-Advanced

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

The open window to apply for CMS’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI)- Advanced closes on March 12, but there’s still plenty of opportunity for health systems to move forward with value-based care and care management initiatives — and the care redesign they represent. Here are three ways participating in BPCI-Advanced – or getting started

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Bundled Payment Revival: The Time Has Come to Engage

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

How can providers get started in value-based care? Get in the new BPCI-Advanced model announced last month by CMS. The largest financial returns are realized in the first years of a bundled payment program, like CMS’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BCPI). With an upcoming window to apply for the next BCPI-Advanced by March 12th,

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Three Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Improve Care Management

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

It’s fair to say that a primary goal of population health management is to move from illness treatment to illness prevention—and to improve health outcomes along the way. Getting there, however, is another story. Until recently, care management has been a largely retrospective endeavor. While care management tools have done a good job of collecting

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Successful Interventions, Positive Outcomes: Understanding the Impact of Social Determinants of Health

Tamara Cull Tamara Cull
Vice President, Advisory Services

This article was co-written by Donald Casey Jr, MD, MPH, MBA, Chief of Clinical Affairs for Medecision, and Tamara Cull, DHA, Vice President of Advisory Services for Medecision. Although it’s difficult to generalize the impact of social determinants of health, addressing them is fundamental to improving overall healthcare quality for member populations. According to the newly

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