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Ask Dr. Parker: ACO End of Life Challenges

February 1, 2018

“As patients near the end of life, an ACO will want to make sure that they receive the appropriate treatments to be comfortable, maintain a good quality of life and have their preferences about dying honored.  Is there any way

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Halamka, Norwalk to Deliver Keynotes at Aggregate2018

January 25, 2018

We’re excited to announce our keynote speakers for our annual industry conference, Aggregate2018: John Halamka, MD, MS and Leslie Norwalk, JD.  Both are members of the Arcadia Advisor Network. John Halamka, MD, MS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL

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Ask Dr. Parker: The New Tax Law

January 18, 2018

“How will the new tax law affect healthcare?” One could argue that the colossal flywheel of a more than three trillion-dollar healthcare economy is so big that no law or laws can substantively affect it.  Gobbling up 18% of the

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Top 5 Questions to Ask in Your Population Health Platform RFP

January 16, 2018

Healthcare organizations need the data aggregation and analytics capabilities of a population health management platform to succeed in value based care. But with many options available, buyers must determine which solution offers the functionality and interoperability that best fit their

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Ask Dr. Parker: New Year’s Resolutions for the ACO

January 4, 2018

“The 2018 measurement year has just begun, and patient risk factors all need to be redocumented.   How can I get my physicians and my ACO to do this effectively?” One New Year’s resolution likely shared by all ACOs is bringing

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Ask Dr. Parker: New Hypertension Guidelines

December 21, 2017

“Blood pressure targets were recently changed – how will this impact my ACO?” Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is one of the most prevalent and dangerous medical conditions.  Dubbed “the silent killer”, hypertension beats up the walls of

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Arcadia Analysis Highlighted in New York Times Skin Cancer Investigation

December 12, 2017

Dermatology procedures to address skin cancer concerns can result in complications, especially for frail elderly patients – so ensuring those treatments are appropriate is of paramount importance.  In their November 20, 2017 article Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments,

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Ask Dr. Parker: NAACOS Wrap Up

October 11, 2017

The Arcadia team attended the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) last week in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference delivered valuable policy insights and operational strategies for all ACOs. Following are some of the highlights gleaned from various presentations: In 2012

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Ask Dr. Parker: Investing in Care Management

August 15, 2017

“I’m thinking about investing in a Care Management program.  What are the different approaches to this, and how do I decide what is right for my organization?  And how do I measure whether the program is successful?” Care management continues