| Posted On Aug 13, 2015 | By:

VNA Care Network & Hospice and VNA of Boston Excel in CMS Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings

This week, Atrius Health announced that home health care affiliates VNA Care Network & Hospice and VNA of Boston received high Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These new scores from CMS will allow consumers to compare and choose among home health agencies on the basis of quality patient care. VNA Care Network & Hospice received a 4.0 out of 5.0 star rating, one of the 20% of home health agencies nationwide that received a 4-star rating or better.

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| Posted On May 28, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Names Geisinger Transformation Executive as New CEO

The Atrius Health Board of Trustees is extremely pleased to announce that it has chosen Steven Strongwater, M.D., to be the President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrius Health. Dr. Strongwater, currently Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Medical Executive for Acquisition Integration at Geisinger Health, will bring Atrius Health into its next chapter of pioneering work to improve the way healthcare is delivered. Atrius Health includes Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates,

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| Posted On Apr 23, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Launches Innovation Center

Atrius Health recently announced that it is launching an Innovation Center dedicated to developing and improving patient-centered care delivery models that meet the needs of today’s healthcare market. Atrius Health plans to invest $10 million towards this important objective.

“As the industry continues to move towards increased risk sharing, accountability and transparency around performance, increased patient engagement, and demands for big gains in efficiency, it is requiring us to rethink how we deliver care,” said Daniel Burnes,

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| Posted On Apr 21, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Featured in Institute of Medicine Workshop Summary About Home Health

Last fall, Atrius Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Lopez joined health experts from across the industry in Washington D.C. to participate in a workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC). The workshop, titled “The Future of Home Health Care,” sought to examine trends affecting Medicare’s home health care coverage and necessary changes to better serve patients and the U.S. health care system in the future.

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| Posted On Oct 08, 2014 | By:

Atrius Health CMO Dr. Richard Lopez Testifies at Cost Trends Hearings on the Importance of Post-Acute Care

Atrius Health was honored to be among several panelists to participate in the 2014 Annual Cost Trends Hearing yesterday on “Challenges and Opportunities for Coordinated Care: Post-Acute Care.” Richard Lopez, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Atrius Health joined other panelists including representatives from Baystate Medical Center, Brockton Visiting Nurses Association and Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center to discuss the vital role that post-acute care plays in improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.

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| Posted On May 13, 2014 | By:

Atrius Health Participates in Home Care Advocacy Day at the State House

A number of Atrius Health representatives from VNA Care Network & Hospice and VNA of Boston participated in last week’s Home Care Advocacy Day at the State House hosted by the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

The annual Advocacy Day provided an opportunity for VNA Care Network & Hospice and VNA of Boston staff to meet with legislators and staff members to highlight the value of home care as an integral part of the health care system and to discuss priorities in the budget and legislation.

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| Posted On Apr 10, 2014 | By:

The Most Common Myths about Hospice Care

At Atrius Health, measurably improving the health of our patients is at the heart of our mission. When the unfortunate situation arises and a patient is diagnosed with a terminal illness, our goal shifts to providing the best quality of life for the patient and their family by relieving symptoms, providing emotional and spiritual support and engaging in advance care planning. To that end, VNA Care Hospice joined Atrius Health in 2012, and VNA Hospice Care joined in 2013.

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| Posted On Sep 12, 2013 | By:

Health Planning Council Begins to Tackle State Health Resource Planning

Last year’s payment reform bill, “An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs Through Increased Transparency, Efficiency and Innovation” (Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012), was established to take a long-needed look at healthcare resources throughout the state of Massachusetts in the hopes of better rationalizing our healthcare system.

As part of Chapter 224, the Health Planning Council was created within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

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