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E1 – The Role of Technology in Chronic Disease Management

We are excited to bring you a 4-part podcast series dedicated to digital health where we explore the role innovation and technology play in healthcare. We kick off this series with Adam Kaufman, CEO of Canary Health. Canary Health is a leading digital health self-management platform, which has demonstrated success in helping people achieve improved health while lowering healthcare costs.

E1 – Navigating MACRA in the First Performance Year

2017 marks the first performance year for providers in the value-based Quality Payment Program (QPP), which implements two new payment models for clinicians who participate in Medicare. Tune in as our experts kick off a podcast series covering: Requirements and payment adjustments under QPP 2017 performance year milestones, qualifying clinicians for Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and optimizing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

E5 – A National Call Action: Using Tools to Defeat Malnutrition Care Challenges in the United States

In the final episode of our podcast series for Malnutrition Awareness Week™, Avalere's Kristi Mitchell is joined by Bob Blancato to talk about the growing crisis of malnutrition care and its impact on older adults. Bob is the president of Matz, Blancato, and Associates, the national coordinator of the bipartisan 3000-member Elder Justice Coalition, and the executive director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs.

E4 – Advancing Malnutrition Care Through De Novo Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs)

Avalere's Angel Valladares is joined by Dr. Ken Nepple in episode 4 of our maltnutrition podcast series discussing the implementation of eMeasures. Dr. Nepple is an associate professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Iowa Health System with great professional interest in nutrition care. He has led the MQii project at his facility as a measure testing site and participated in the hospital learning collaborative piloting the standardized toolkit.

E2 – Improving Patient Outcomes by Reducing Clinical Practice Variability in Malnutrition Care

In episode 2 of our podcast series for Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM, Avalere's Michelle Bruno and Dr. Heidi Silver, research associate professor of medicine and director of the Vanderbilt Diet, Body Composition, and Human Metabolism CORE, discuss implementing a new MQii Toolkit across hospital departments at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The MQii Toolkit provides practical, interdisciplinary tools and resources to help hospitals implement malnutrition best practices across all aspect of malnutrition care (e.g., screening, assessment, diagnosis, discharge planning).

E1 – Malnutrition Among Hospitalized Adults: An Opportunity to Improve Care and Reduce Readmissions

For Malnutrition Awareness WeekTM, Avalere will be releasing a series of podcasts focused on new tools developed by the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii)—a collaboration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Avalere Health, and other organizations dedicated to improving nutrition care. Listen to episode 1 featuring Dr. Alison Steiber, chief science officer at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Dr. Beverly Hernandez, the director of clinical nutrition at Tampa General Hospital.

ACO Prioritization

Listen in as Avalere's Biruk Bekele talks about a new model Avalere has developed to help life sciences companies more effectively target ACOs and customize their value propositions in the diabetes space based on ACO performance. The number of ACOs has grown rapidly in the past few years, reflecting the Department of Health and Human Services’ push to move 50% of Medicare spending to value-based payment models by 2018.

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