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House, Senate OK bill requiring more hospice inspections
By Paul Demko | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Legislation that requires hospice facilities to be inspected at least every three years quietly cleared the House and Senate this week. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill.
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Ascension enters joint venture to deliver post-acute care
By Melanie Evans | September 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ascension Health is launching a post-acute-care joint venture with the ambulatory-care subsidiary of Envision Healthcare, a publicly traded outsourcing company for physician services and medical transportation.
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Post-Acute Care Survey
August 22, 2014
Modern Healthcare is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Post-Acute Care Survey.
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Genesis, Skilled deal emblematic of post-acute care growth
By Bob Herman | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The recently announced merger between Genesis HealthCare and Skilled Healthcare Group will create one of the largest post-acute-care companies in the country with $5.5 billion in pro forma revenue—and the transaction also may have an impact on another pending deal within the sector.
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Genesis, Skilled Healthcare deal to create $5.5B post-acute giant
By Bob Herman | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Privately held Genesis Healthcare and publicly traded Skilled Healthcare Group intend to merge, creating a post-acute-care behemoth with approximately $5.5 billion in pro forma revenue.
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Ascension creates senior-care division
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
To deepen its footprint in the post-acute-care sector, Ascension Health has formed a senior-care division to integrate its extensive post-acute-care services and establish more uniform care standards.
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Video | DaVita's top doctor
August 02, 2014
CMO Dr. Allen Nissenson explains why DaVita is struggling to integrate physician-group division HealthCare Partners. He also gives his take on Medicare's bundled payments for end-stage renal disease and the CMS Innovation Center's model for renal ACOs, called ESRD Seamless Care Organizations.
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Bundled payment attracts providers—but will they sign?
By Melanie Evans | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The fast-rising number of healthcare providers joining a trial run of bundled Medicare payments signals widespread thirst to explore risk-based reimbursement models, but the success of the initiative will depend on how many take the leap.
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Ascension forms senior-care unit to integrate post-acute-care services
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
To strengthen its footprint in the post-acute-care sector, Ascension Health has formed a senior-care division to integrate its extensive post-acute-care services and establish more uniform care standards.
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Maine's nursing home funding challenges to continue
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
Maine officials are relieved they found a way to provide the state's nursing homes with an additional $13 million but warn that a long-term strategy must be developed to aid the facilities in the nation's oldest state.
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