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Ask Dr. Parker: Can Risk Adjustment Help Address Physician Burnout?

May 25, 2017

“With physician burnout becoming a major concern, is it possible to use risk scoring to help balance panels?” Burnout is a well-known phenomenon in many industries, including in the practice of medicine.  Many internists and family practitioners, known colloquially as

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Ask Dr. Parker: Current Challenges and Opportunities for ACO Leaders

April 11, 2017

“With so much political uncertainty, what challenges and opportunities are ACO leaders seeing right now?” I just returned from the Spring Conference of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) held in Baltimore, MD last week – which was

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Ask Dr. Parker: Payer-Provider Collaboration

March 7, 2017

“In your experience, how have the relationships between payers and providers changed during the transition from fee for service to value-based care?” In the fee for service era, frankly most providers were entirely unaware of the payer world or presence,

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Ask Dr. Parker: Making Measures Better

February 14, 2017

“Current value measures are either very narrow (what happens in a single hospital department) or very broad (infection rates for the whole hospital).  What are the top changes that make the measures more meaningful to providers and patients?” The whole

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Ask Dr. Parker: Value for the Patient

February 2, 2017

Q: Value for the patient is created by providers’ combined efforts over the full cycle of care.  The benefits of any one intervention on final outcomes depends upon the effectiveness of other interventions throughout the care cycle.  How can we