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Integrated primary-care models expand access to opioid abuse treatment

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 28, 2017

Only 2.2 million of the more than 20 million Americans with substance abuse disorders receive any type of treatment for their addiction. A new study suggests coordinated-care models can provide more effective addiction treatment than only referring patients to an addiction treatment specialist.

Oregon Health Authority director resigns at Gov. request

By Associated Press  |  August 09, 2017

The Oregon Health Authority director resigned at the request of the Gov. Kate Brown after a communication plan became public detailing how the agency intended to damage the reputation of one of the state's coordinated care organizations.

Uber could improve access for addiction recovery

By Lydia Coutré  |  July 26, 2017

Transportation is the largest barrier for people seeking and receiving addiction treatment. A new pilot program shows offering free Uber transportation for addiction patients could help improve attendance rates for assessment and treatment appointments.

DMC Gateway program reduces ER visits, admissions, improves primary care

DMC Gateway program reduces ER visits, admissions, improves primary care

By Jay Greene  |  June 26, 2017

An innovative program to reduce costs, improve care continuity and connect high users of emergency departments at four Detroit Medical Center hospitals with a primary-care team has led to significant reductions in unnecessary ER visits, hospitalizations and readmissions.

Rideshare partnerships help patients get to doc on time

Rideshare partnerships help patients get to doc on time

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 20, 2017

Rideshare companies have been called on to help non-emergency medical transportation providers tackle one of the most complex problems in healthcare: ensuring patients show up to their scheduled doctors appointments.

Innovations: PatientPing helps ACOs track patient care

Innovations: PatientPing helps ACOs track patient care

By Maria Castellucci  |  September 03, 2016

Boston-based PatientPing has found a unique way to connect providers across the country instantly. Co-founded in 2013 by former CMS Innovation Center strategist Jay Desai, PatientPing informs providers when their patient is admitted to an unaffiliated facility with real-time notifications, or pings.

Emory Healthcare teams up with Stratus hospitals

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 03, 2016

Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is partnering with Stratus Healthcare, an affiliation of 21 hospitals around Georgia, to develop a clinically integrated network and strengthen access to specialty care.

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