June 30, 2015
 
In the June 30, 2015 edition of the COPE Monthly Digest, we examine strategies to build successful care coordination programs and discuss what health leaders need to know about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Next Generation ACO program. In June, COPE Health Solutions also released its latest white paper “Our customized care coordination strategies fill workforce gaps and put a human face on health systems,” which provides an in-depth analysis of care coordination strategies.

  How COPE Health Solutions is Transforming Health Care
Top 5 Considerations For Your Care Coordination Program
Author: Cindy Ehnes, Esq., Executive Vice President
It is well understood that a small percentage of patients account for the largest proportion of health care expenditures. Systems have achieved remarkable success in keeping patients healthier and out of the hospital by employing case managers to identify opportunities, make connections, close gaps and troubleshoot problems. In a fee-for-service payment world however, hospitals and physicians...
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Get Ready for the Next Generation ACO
Author: Wren Keber, MBA, Vice President
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has continued work on its commitment to transforming payment for healthcare services to value/outcome-based models. In support of this, they announced a new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on Tuesday, March 10, 2015...
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8 Strategies To Build A Care Coordination Model That Works
Author: Henna Zaidi, MPP, MPH, Senior Consultant
For most patients in the U.S. health care system, navigating the maze of uncoordinated, fragmented medical care and social services has become a norm. The diverse array of providers and institutions have left patients as the main conduit of information between clinicians they see. As health systems strategize on how to respond to market demands of the post-ACA ...
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  Team Member Spotlight
Howard Springer, Vice President
Throughout his career, Howard Springer has worked within the three main branches of the health care industry—hospitals, physicians and health plans. He brings in-depth expertise in the areas of health care reform, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage programs, joint ventures, value-based payment, care delivery and quality performance. He has developed and implemented risk-based regional health care delivery systems, both hospital and physician-based, for commercial, self-funded employers and Medicare products. Currently, he is helping...
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