About: Healthcare providers continue to be squeezed by shrinking fee-for-service reimbursements and payer contracts that penalize readmissions, hospital acquired conditions, and the like. In this environment, those providers who take on patient risk and manage it well will see their profits and their patient base increase. Those who do not manage risk and stay the fee-for-service course will continue to face lower payments and potential market share erosion. This paper will discuss the principles, processes, and technologies that underlie the best practices of provider population health management.
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