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Do Disease Management and Value-Based Purchasing Programs Work?

In short, the answer is no. The CBO released an issue brief examining two types of demonstrations. Disease management and care coordination demonstrations have sought to improve the quality of care of beneficiaries with chronic illnesses and those whose health care is expected to be particularly costly. Value-based payment demonstrations have given health care providers […]

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Challenges in Care Coordination

Why is it so difficult to get physicians to work together to coordinate care for their patients? ┬áHere’s why: “The typical primary care physician has 229…other physicians working in 117…practices with which care must be coordinated, equivalent to an additional 99 physicians and 53 practices for every100 Medicare beneficiaries managed by the primary care physician.” […]

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