Gregg and I had an interesting discussion on this week’s episode of PopHealth Week. We covered the Annual Medicare Wellness Visit and how it came to be, as well as value based care and some interesting moves by employers (Walmart and the Utah State Employee Health Plan) and providers (Oschner and their ACO). Listen in:
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One of the Triple Aim‘s has gotten lost. Will anyone in the healthcare sector publicly declare that they are in fact working on the Double Aim?
The Triple Aim, that lofty set of goals that the healthcare system claims to have embraced:
- Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
- Improving the health of populations; and.
- Reducing the per capita cost of health care.
I agree with them and believe they are appropriate and necessary.
Everyone it seems, Continue reading
So where do we go with our healthcare system under the new administration? Will we move to Alternative Payment Models or will FFS continue? A recent study showed that bundled payments for orthopedic joint replacement appeared to be working at lowering costs while maintaining quality.
At the same time, it seems that Dr. Tom Price, the nominee for Secretary of HHS is not a fan of bundled payment.
Let us know what you think.
This week we had Judson “Jud” Brewer, MD, PhD from Claritas Mind join us on PopHealth Week. I have recently gotten into Mindfulness and have used HeadSpace (which has been very good) daily for over a month. I’ll discuss Headspace in another post. More recently I started Eat Right Now developed by Claritas Mind and have used it daily as well. Eat Right Now states it’s “a program that utilizes a proven scientific approach to help you control your food cravings.”
It has surprised me how much of an impact mindfulness can have on my thinking and behavior. Continue reading