Population health management is very much in vogue. The collaborative strategy between payers and providers to enhance care delivery and control cost is not a new concept, but has earned a lot of industry attention and media coverage following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Many examples exist of successful pilot programs that have effectively reduced costs and improved patient care for specific conditions, such as joint and knee replacements, diabetes, and asthma, just to name a few. These successes offer tremendous potential to improve the healthcare system at a national level, leveraging previous experience and taking advantage of data gathered by pioneers and innovators.

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