Developing and integrating a practice model for health finance reform into wound healing programs: An examination of the triple aim approach

Anna Flattau, Maureen Thompson, Anne Meara

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Abstract

Throughout the United States, government and private payers are exploring new payment models such as accountable care organizations and shared savings agreements. These models are widely based on the construct of the Triple Aim, a set of three principles for health services reform: improving population-based outcomes, improving patient care experiences, and reducing costs through better delivery systems. Wound programs may adapt to the new health financing environment by incorporating initiatives known to promote the Triple Aim, such as diabetes amputation reduction and pressure ulcer prevention programs, and by rethinking how health services can best be delivered to meet these new criteria. The existing literature supports that programmatic approaches can improve care, quality, and cost, especially in the field of diabetic foot ulcers. Wound healing programs have opportunities to develop new business plan models that provide quality, cost-efficient care to their patient population and to be leaders in the development of new types of partnerships with payers and health delivery organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-51
Number of pages10
JournalOstomy Wound Management
Volume59
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2013

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Keywords

  • accountable care organizations
  • healthcare financing
  • prevention
  • wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nursing(all)
  • Gastroenterology

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