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Doylestown Intelligencer (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Doylestown, Pennsylvania The Tell com twitter i Facebook com Thel Tell $1.00 c a How we deliver care is changing. We want to be the healthcare resource for the Mark Nessel. Chief operating officer of the Lourdes health system till Fraser staff photographer physical therapist Pamela Pietro discusses a just completed therapy session with James Arrow at his Home in Warminster Arrow was out of Abington memorial Hospital in a Day Atter partial knee replacement surgery but was followed closely by a coordinated Effort by Hospital staff health care leaders Are realizing it s not enough to treat a patient when they Are sick they must find ways to keep them healthy delivering options hospitals Are working to navigate changing health care landscape by Crissa Shoemaker Sebree a within i Day of partial knee replacement surgery in the Spring. James Arrow was up and walking around at Home. A physical therapist from Abington memo a Mno a rial Hospital gave him strict instructions about exercise to ensure he would remain Mobile and be sent Back to the Hospital with complications Ile followed those instructions religiously. Five months later the 61-year-old Warminster resident is not Only Back on his feel he a Back to work and he a Back to perfecting his Golf swing on the same course w Here he injured himself in the first place. A a in a feeling great Quot he said recently. A a the knee s really really Good. I can Kneel i can work i can do pretty much there a nothing particularly remarkable about arrows recovery a it is. After All what All doctors and patients Hope for a Quick complication free return to health after a major surgical procedure. Years ago. Arrow would have Likely needed a full knee replacement followed by a lengthy period of inpatient rehabilitation instead he w As out of the Hospital in a Day and frequently in touch with the nurses who coordinated his pos surgery care. Health care is an Industry in flux. Better Medicine and advanced medical technology mean american Are living longer with chronic diseases. Procedures that once required lengthy Hospital stays Are now done on an outpatient basis. And Hospital leaders today say its no longer enough to care for patients just when they re sick today they must find ways to keep them healthy As Well. A i Don t think our Mission has changed a said Mark Nessel chief operating officer of South Jersey s Lourdes health system. A How we deliver care is changing. We used to say we want to he the Hospital for the Community. Now we w ant to be the health care resource for the these changes Hospital leaders say Are happening in part because its simply the right thing to do and the Best Way to care for patients. But the changes Are also an answer to the rising Cost of health care a a Cost Chloe Elmer staff Phok a partial knee replacement is a result of better Medicine and advanced medical technology that Means americans Are living longer and procedures that once required lengthy Hospital stays Are now done on an outpatient basis some say is no longer affordable for Many people. A you just have to follow the economics and the Cost of health care a said Richard Miller. Leo of South Jersey s virtual health. A a that a driving where the health care Model is going. That a moving the delivery Model in a different direction. We re just unaffordable As a product right now in the touted states. That a our problem. We re try ing to lower the Cost of the product to compete in the future boys soccer preview cd / i about the series sunday there s no doubt that health care costs Are rising but there s Little agreement As to Why. Rising prices have More people shopping around Tor non emergency medical care today. Hospitals Are the Maior Drivers in the delivery of health care from How it is delivered to who delivers it and where tuesday a look at Why some doctors Are changing How they practice Medicine wednesday what a the future of health care in the Usa while these changes predate the affordable t Are act Hospital officials say the health care Reform Law has increased pressure to adopt new models of care and has accelerated a shift from fee based payment models in which providers Are paid per visit or per procedure to models that award one payment for a particular diagnosis or bundle of care. A the shift now is from volume to value a said Meg Mcgoldrick president of Abington Jefferson health. My hospitals Aig it a4 getting costs under control hospitals Are taking a look at several models of care in an Effort to Cut costs and increase Quality. By Sharon Lurye and Crissa Shoemaker Sebree with the a it it its of medical care steadily increasing hospitals Are being pressured by the government and the Public to find new and More efficient was of doing things in response hospitals Are experimenting with it teis of care Shes Hope w ill Cut costs and increase Quality the common thread in Many of the new health Ware models their creators and supporters say. Is a fixed Price system that is designed to focus on the whole patient instead of on individual doctor visits tests and a common of the traditional Model w Here insurers and patients Are charged by the visit test and sen tee. Is that doctors and hospitals have an incentive to order unnecessary tests and procedures. The new reimbursement models that have emerged share a similar goal to give hospitals an incentive to save Money by reimbursing them once for All a patient s needs instead of for each procedure. Hospitals were already experimenting with these models before the affordable i arc at. Hut the a a has strongly encouraged them creating hundreds of Pilot programs around the country to test the no dels i he Law set aside Sio billion for the t s. I enter for medicare and medicaid innovation to identify new ways to deliver and pay Tor care Over the next decade a a costs pug As file photo in May. Abington and Jefferson merged which Hospital officials say was the first Deal of its kind a a combination of Strong players in both the City and the suburbs it is aimed at creating one organization that is Best Able to treat patients wherever they chose to seek care. Hospitals join forces with urgent care a5 friends remember Lite of renowned portrait artist Shanks 85� 65 o partly sunny. B3 Index advice d7 classified. I comics.d8 editorial a lotteries.a2 obituaries. B4 puzzles d2 tv.d7 no Money Page a i l i k 141610 by Christian Menno staff writer when Nelson Shanks passed away in hic Bensalem Home Friday night at the age of 77, the world lost one of its most iconic and accomplished portrait painters. And to those who knew the person behind the Brush he was so much More. A i loved the Man a Vail Garvin president of the Centra Bucks chamber of Commerce said sunday. She was was friends with Shanks for dose to 30 years. A i loved him As a portrait artist but i loved him More As a human it was Shanks reputation As a master see Shanks Page 2 although he was a native of Rochester. New York Nelson Shanks made longstanding connections and contributions to Bucks county and the Philadelphia area file photo

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