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The Problem: The University of Southern California (USC) launched a National Institute on Aging-funded randomized, controlled trial to evaluate a novel incentive intervention that varies payment design based on the principles of behavioral economics. Studies have shown that financial incentives increase the adoption of healthy behaviors. Similarly, when financial incentives are removed, adherence of […]

Leah Rosengaus oversees the Health Care Talent Innovations (HCTI) program at eight large acute care medical centers—St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, Calif., St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, Calif., Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, Calif., St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif., California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles and Seattle-based […]

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Alumni Spotlight
April 30, 2015

Nima Gharavi, MD, PhD is a board-certified dermatologist, clinical scientist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. He joined COPE Health Solutions in 1998 after realizing his interest in the medical field as an undergraduate student at UCLA. After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and a specialization in […]

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Healthcare providers in upstate New York are looking to transform care specifically for the Medicaid and uninsured population. Currently, the region is plagued by the same challenges facing many communities nationwide. Namely, a health care delivery system that operates in silos with poor care transitions and a disconnected information technology infrastructure that limits the ability […]

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Seven states have adopted the federally approved Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program, but they can’t agree on the details.   What they can come to a consensus on is the goal. As the health care industry increasingly shifts toward a system that aligns quality and value with reimbursement incentives and financial penalties, some […]

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The Medicaid and uninsured populations don’t have to be an economic burden for hospitals and health systems if they are managed well. The key is to focus on managing risk and outcomes in these patient groups in many of the same ways health care executives manage commercial or Medicare populations.   Houston-based Texas Children’s Hospital […]

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Recognition of the need to better coordinate the fragmented pieces and parts of a patient’s health care services is not new. Coordination of care has, however, become an increasingly hot topic due to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health reforms that encourage decreased traditional hospital utilization and enhanced care management, particularly for […]

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The Launch of Obamacare: What Does It Mean for You & What’s Next - Los Angeles, CA
Presenter: Jim Lott

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