The Hospital Readmissions Blame Game

Much has been written in the news and healthcare industry recently about reducing hospital readmissions. However, the jury is still out on the source of the readmissions revolving door.  What we do know is that readmissions are one of the …

Three Ways ACOs can Use Social Determinants of Health to Survive, and Maybe Succeed

The greatest risk doesn’t always yield the greatest reward, or does it? A recent study in the Health Affairs revealed that just over half of accountable care organizations (ACOs) said they would consider leaving the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) …

Understanding Patient Barriers for Effective Care Management

Medical care determines only 20% of overall health—while social, economic and environmental factors determine 50% of overall health?* Those numbers are staggering, especially when you take into account that the greatest impact on our health comes from areas that the …

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