Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

New US Department of Health and Human Services Education and Training Resources on Multiple Chronic Conditions for the Healthcare Workforce

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services, recently released HHS Education and Training Resources on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) for the healthcare workforce this resource will provide health care professionals with clinical education on the care needs for patients who are living with and dying from multiple chronic conditions.

Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths and account for more than 80% of the 2.7 trillion the nation spends annually on health care. Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of 10 deaths and account for more than 80% of the 2.7 trillion the nation spends annually on health care.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on September 25, 2014 announced $212 million in grant funding to prevent chronic disease.

Are You Preparing for Changes in Fee-for-Service?

On March 25, 2015 President Obama recognized the massive changes that have been made in the health care system over the past 5 years through the Affordable Care Act. He announced the launch of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network.

Self-management can reduce risk factors, promote adherence to medication, increase physical activity and reduced hospital re-admission rates Self-management can reduce risk factors, promote adherence to medication, increase physical activity and reduced hospital re-admission rates

Empowering, engaging and educating individuals in self-management of chronic conditions can increase patient activation to change health behaviors and improve health outcomes.

Your Future Reimbursement will come from: Accountable Care Organizations, Bundled Care and Medical Home Models

The Affordable Care Act is well underway and the current of change in fee-for-service clinical encounters will soon become a distant reality with the announcement by the US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell in January, 2015 and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid call for the New Generation of Accountable Care Organizations. March, 10th.

Is Your Head in the Sand?

The Affordable Care Act – this year alone will hit like a tsunami. Are you prepared and ready for the changes in clinical practice and education? Did you know:

Reimbursed for Value vs Volume – are you using the Evidence? Reimbursed for Value vs Volume – are you using the Evidence?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Secretary Burwell, announced in late January, explicit details on how the American health-care system will transition from fee-for-service reimbursement to alternative payment models as a critical step toward

Comparative Effectiveness Research – to affect you and your practice!

Current clinical evidence-based guidelines are based on disease-specific goals and intended outcomes.

Medicare Starts Paying for Chronic Care: First Non-Fee for Service Medicare Starts Paying for Chronic Care: First Non-Fee for Service

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in the Federal Register July, 2013 revealed the first non-fee-for service reimbursement model to meet the complex care needs of patients with more than one chronic condition.

Materials from CMS Innovation Center 11/10 Webinar featuring Dr. Patrick Conway posted

A recording and slides from the CMS Innovation Center special webinar held November 10, 2014 are now available.