Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

Prescription Drug Abuse – What Are the Trends?

The Obama Administration on October 22, 2015 Announced Public and Private Sector Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use. As part of today’s event, the President will announce federal, state, local and private sector efforts aimed at addressing the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic in the US.

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.

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.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Self-Management Update Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Self-Management Update

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