Welcome to the latest #DataRX Report, a weekly digest of interesting news and trending topics in the healthcare industry. Every Friday we're pulling together the best articles and insights to keep payors and providers informed, engaged and up to date on the headlines that are impacting the industry.
What the healthcare industry could learn from Lyft and Airbnb
Only one-third of Americans say they have great confidence in medical providers. We put our trust and confidence in the sharing economy everyday through services like Airbnb, Lyft and Tinder. Do healthcare organizations have anything to learn from the sharing economy? Find out here.
Prescription for Payors
Top Health Plans Excel in Preventive Care, Chronic Disease Management
Health plans offering high-quality preventive care and comprehensive chronic disease management received top marks in the latest health plan ranking from the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). Find out which health plans made the list here.
Payer Awards $2M for Social Determinants of Health, Community Health
The Aetna Foundation has awarded over two million dollars in funding to 25 non-profit organizations working to address the social determinants of health. Aetna is aiming to address the unique needs of specific communities and populations. Learn more here.
Health Payer Incentive Program Supports Patient Drug Price Shopping
UnitedHealthcare is offering up to $500 in pre-paid debit cards through their incentive rewards program for patients seeking lower-cost drug options. Find out how this program is helping patients overcome financial barriers in regard to prescription drugs and needed care.
Prescription for Providers
Putting Both Feet in the Value-Based Care, Reimbursement Boat
At this moment, many healthcare organizations are operating in both the traditional fee-for-service and value-based reimbursement scenarios even though the payment models have competing interests. Learn more about the challenges of having your feet in different boats.
Blue Cross wants to reward hospitals – for keeping patients out of hospitals
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is developing a program to pay hospitals for how well they control costs while helping to keep patients healthy. The new payment contract is similar to a state wide program in Maryland, which has helped health spending increase slower than the national trend, and decrease preventable hospital admissions. Find out more about how the program is structured here.
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
More than 90% of American hospitals have been computerized during the last decade. But how do doctors really feel about move to EMRs? Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks? Listen/Read to find out.