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CareJourney data to be used in the recently awarded research grants for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Health Data for Action research program

CareJourney data will be used to study a range of issues, including care coordination and quality, cost-sharing and benefit design, maternal health, prescription drugs, and public health. In 2017, the RWJF launched the Health Data for Action (HD4A) program, managed by AcademyHealth. In this newest iteration, the HD4A program doubled [...]

January 15th, 2020|Categories: Company News|

Aneesh Chopra Keynote at the 2020 O&P Leadership Conference

Aneesh Chopra presented the keynote session "Transforming the Profession Through Data and Innovation” at the 2020 O&P Leadership Conference in Clearwater, FL., an invite only event for CEOs, COOs, and other top-level executives from AOPA member companies. The conference focuses on executive level discussions around harnessing data and innovation to [...]

January 10th, 2020|Categories: Company News|

2018 MSSP ACO Results: Optimistic Savings Trends Encourage New CMS Risk Sharing Program

By Amanda Forlin Data Visualization by Cody Elias The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Financial Performance results on all Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). CMS shared this data for the last six years, contributing to a more transparent, [...]

January 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The Digital Evolution of Clinical Care

The financial commitments to health tech startups made by leaders like Amedisys and Almost Family showcase the ways the home health care industry is spurring the digital evolution of clinical care. Almost Family, a national home health care agency, made a strategic investment four years ago in CareJourney, previously known as [...]

January 8th, 2020|Categories: Company News|

Medicare Advantage 101

By Chris Freyder Medicare is the federal health insurance program started in 1965 that is provided for individuals who meet certain criteria. Those who are over the age of 65, younger people who have certain disabilities, or anyone who has End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) qualify for Medicare insurance. In 1997 [...]

December 20th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

An Exploration of the Primary Care First (PCF) Payment Model

By Joe MercadoEarlier this year, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced five new payment models designed to transform primary care by paying providers for outcomes rather than services. One of the payment models is the Primary Care First (PCF) Model which is a voluntary, five-year alternative payment model [...]

December 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Opioid Epidemic, Part 1: The Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder and Impact of Distressed Communities

By: Zach Bredl and Cody Elias

The Growing Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic is a serious public health crisis that is affecting the nation’s social and economic welfare. In 2017, opioids were responsible for about 130 deaths per day, more than 47,000 yearly. Opioid prescribing rates are three times higher than they were in 1999 while opioid overdoses are an astounding five times higher. How did this happen? [...]

November 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Rethinking Referrals to Post-Acute Care

By Ivy Xiwen Deng Data Visualization by Sanat Malhotra

In the wake of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals have drawn attention from policymakers as key partners in reducing the overall cost of care. Consequently, the effort has led to an enhanced focus on preventing readmissions and reducing unnecessary care. The ACA implemented several policy measures to hold hospitals accountable for what happens to patients post-discharge. [...]

November 19th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Health care’s bipartisan religious movement: An interview with Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra was the first CTO of the United States. Since then, he has been involved with government initiatives including the President’s Strategy for American Innovation, Startup America, the Open Innovator’s Toolkit and Blue Button. Today, he’s President of CareJourney, an open data membership service building a rating system for [...]

November 5th, 2019|Categories: Company News|