Managed Care Information Center ‘Store’ New Web Address

Our health and managed care databases
store page has a new web address following
our migration to our new,improved web site
at healthresourcesonline.com.

The store is protected for security with “Secure Socket Layer” or SSL to keep your transactions secure.

Because there are so many links to our directory – databases and management resources up on the Web we think it is a good idea to give you the new location link:   https://www.healthresourcesonline.com/payer-provider-data.html

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Health Systems Seen Needing New Strategies to Reorganize Delivery Models

To succeed in this new post-health reform arena, Health systems should prioritize information technology infrastructure development, information sharing, and timely distribution of information to ensure outstanding patient care, prepare for a patient-centered medical home and bundled payment system, and move toward best practice levels of care coordination, according to Health Strategies & Solutions, a Philadelphia-based consulting firm.

“The Supreme Court decision to uphold the major provisions of the ACA launches a new era in health care in the United States. Development of a robust foundation of primary care services must move to the forefront of strategic priorities for all health care providers,” the firm, with offices in a number of states, says in a white paper.

According to the firm’s white paper “Primary Care In An Era of Healthcare Reform” health care organizations that  Continue reading

Almost Half of U.S. Physicians Are on Medical Staffs of the Nation’s Healthcare Systems Hospitals

Some 439,269 physicians are members of the medical staffs of the nation’s largest hospital organizations, Managed Care Information Center research has found.

The figure represents 46 percent of the 954,000 U.S. physicians which the AMA cites as the number of doctors in the country.

Among the physicians almost 260 thousand are primary care physicians and 179,568 are specialists, found the review of the National Directory of Health Systems, Hospitals and Their Affiliates database.

The National Directory of Health Systems, Hospitals and Their Affiliates Database is researched, compiled and produced by the Managed Care Information Center.

The database focus is on the largest hospital operators in the country – the health systems.

The database provides key contact information, names, addresses and other details on the more than 750 major health systems in the United States, the almost 3500 health systems hospitals and more than 12,000 hospital system affiliated provider organizations.

We find the health system affiliates are continuing to grow in numbers.

The system affiliations includes: hospitals, medical centers, community care centers, hospices, nursing homes, ambulatory care centers, clinics, surgical centers, imaging centers, wellness and health promotion programs, and other providers of healthcare.

We believe that the list of affiliates provides sound information for sizing a market area and the health systems impact in a market area.

Information on The National Directory of Health Systems, Hospitals and Their Affiliates is found at: www.healthresourcesonline.com/managed_care/17idse.htm

 

 

 

Accountable Care Organizations – Shaking up the Medicare Reimbursement Status Quo Big Time

CMS is supposed to issue proposed regs governing ACOs this fall.

Then, expect the first ACOs to begin operating in January 2010 – just 15 months away!

We have organized an education program on ACOs this Thursday. Should be an eye opener.

Healthcare providers, hospitals, PHOs and IPAs and others, payers and even vendors need to be aware of the implications for the market and competition in the new ‘hot issue’ era of ACOs.

Hospitals, PHOs, IPAs and other physician organizations, networks or group practices need to make some quick decisions about ACOs.

If your organization is considering creating an ACO, you have no time to lose.

About the program – “Accountable Care Organizations: The Opportunities and the Risks,” a new management education audio webcast briefing, this Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT.

For details click on: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/Accountable-care-Organizations.htm