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New CMS Initiative Aims to Boost Coordination

Posted by Cordata Health

July 19, 2017 at 3:21 PM

This past March, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new initiative to increase awareness of its program focused on care coordination. Called Connected Care, the program aims to increase the number of providers billing for coordinated care services. Coordination improves outcomes for those with chronic conditions. Naturally, incentives to provide these services should increase their adoption and lead to more effective coordination and, ultimately, better outcomes.

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Topics: Navigation & Care Coordination, Chronic Care, Value-Based Care, CMS, Patient Outcomes

Survey: Majority of Seniors Lack Proper Care Coordination

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

December 21, 2016 at 9:51 AM

The benefits of care coordination are numerous, especially for patients seeing multiple specialists and those with chronic diseases. Yet a recent survey of 1,000 senior citizens reveals that a surprising majority of them lack quality care coordination.

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Topics: Navigation & Care Coordination, Patient Engagement, Chronic Care

The Care Coordination Value Proposition

Posted by Cordata Health

October 24, 2016 at 10:06 AM

A recent study has found that care coordination is critical to managing healthcare costs, especially relative to complex patients.

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Topics: ROI, health IT, Navigation & Care Coordination, Patient Engagement, Chronic Care

Increasing Specialty Physician Practice Income with Care Coordination: The Math is Compelling

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

September 1, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Way back in 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began paying for transitional care management (TCM). TCM includes services rendered for certain patients during their transition from an inpatient hospital setting to a community setting, such as their home. Those services are care coordination, basically.

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Topics: reimbursement, Navigation & Care Coordination, Chronic Care, CMS

Health Care Providers are Teaming Up with Lyft, Uber to Help Patients Make Their Appointments

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

August 29, 2016 at 1:24 PM


This week, Kaiser Health News highlighted the value that ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft have added to the healthcare industry, particularly for patients with chronic and complex conditions and those who live in areas with inadequate public transportation options. Services such as these offer fast and efficient transportation based on the patient’s schedule, unlike busses and other types of public transport that can be tough to deal with when an unexpected issue arises. 

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Topics: Navigation & Care Coordination, Chronic Care

Healthcare Survey Finds Gaps in Information Sharing

Posted by Cordata Health

June 27, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Another industry study demonstrates the clear need for integrated care coordination and better technology that enables communication between healthcare providers.

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Topics: EHRs, oncology, Navigation & Care Coordination, Barriers to Care, Chronic Care, EMR

Cordata Featured in Cincinnati Business Courier

Posted by Cordata Health

June 8, 2016 at 4:39 PM

The Cincinnati Business Courier recently featured Cordata Healthcare Innovations in a story about the company’s partnership with PatientBond. The piece highlights how Cordata users can now take advantage of personalized and automated communications (including emails, texts and phone calls) to track patients at risk of missing appointments, not taking their medicines or otherwise deviating from their care plans.

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Topics: ROI, CEO, Patient Engagement, Chronic Care

Precision Medicine and Care Coordination

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

March 8, 2016 at 6:19 PM

If you are going to be precise with a patient's treatment, you need a close, engaged, one-on-one relationship with the patient, as well as all the data and information to support precision diagnosis, personalized treatment plans and close compliance with those as a patient moves from screening through the end of disease. The last part is where care coordination intersects with precision medicine.

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Topics: health IT, Navigation & Care Coordination, Treatment Plans, Chronic Care, FHIR

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