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Clinical Pathways


So, what is a clinical pathway? The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia explains “a clinical pathway is a task-oriented care plan that details essential steps in the care of patients with a specific clinical problem and describes the patient’s expected clinical course.” Essentially, clinical pathways serve as a guideline for physicians to follow for a specific disease state. A clinical pathway may outline a standard process for admitting or discharging a patient who presents with a specific disease state, and guides the physician in efficiently determining the right questions to ask about the patient to determine the best course of treatment or referral pattern.

Continue Reading December 1, 2015 at 9:49 AM 1 comment

MedSpan Research Pay-For-Performance Case Study


MedSpan Research Pay-For-Performance Case Study http://wp.me/pReqv-m:

Connectivity is one of the Key Underlying P4P Programs…Read more to learn why

Continue Reading July 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM Leave a comment

Managed Care Musings-Tips for better payer research


Managed Care Musings-Tips for better payer research

Continue Reading July 21, 2015 at 12:33 PM Leave a comment

MedSpan Research’s Managed Markets Perspectives


MedSpan Research’s Managed Markets Perspectives: Pay For Performance Programs are becoming more prevalent. Dialysis facilities are already using this type of reimbursement program to improve on quality measures.

Continue Reading July 21, 2015 at 11:21 AM 1 comment

Here’s a MedSpan Research tip!


Clinical pharmacists are a good deal for drug companies’ market research. Consider clinical pharmacists as respondents when needing clinical insights regarding a new drug. Remember that health plan and some hospital-based clinical pharmacists specialize by drug class. Other hospital-based clinical pharmacists specialize by patient care unit (e.g., emergency department, ICU).

Continue Reading July 2, 2015 at 2:13 PM Leave a comment

Medspan’s Tri-Weekly Newsletter–See What We Have Learned and You Should Know


In May 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a 653-page rule that is likely to create the largest changes in managed Medicaid in over ten years. Read the full blog to learn more.

Continue Reading June 23, 2015 at 9:32 AM Leave a comment

MedSpan Research’s Tips for Conducting Payer Research


MedSpan Research’s Mentions…Here’s a Tip!

 

MedSpan Research finds that many consumers do not know the type of Medicare (Fee for Service vs. Advantage) or Medicaid (state vs. managed) insurance they have. When conducting an Internet survey with consumers, ask them to look at their insurance card to give you an accurate answer.

June 23, 2015 at 9:02 AM Leave a comment

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