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Data Points for July 27, 2015

Data Points for July 27, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Data Points for the week of July 27, 2015, covered the following topics: Patient safety, medical homes, health insurance exchanges, Medicaid, readmissions

Editorial: When it comes to care, there's no place like home

Editorial: When it comes to care, there's no place like home

By Merrill Goozner  |  July 18, 2015

Most senior citizens will fight fiercely to remain in their own homes, often well beyond their physical or even mental capacity to take care of themselves. A recent ACA-initiated demonstration program suggests there may be savings for Medicare if that's where seniors receive care.

CMS unveils quality initiatives

By Virgil Dickson and Sabriya Rice  |  July 18, 2015

The Obama administration took two major steps last week to improve the quality of long-term care.

Data Points for July 13, 2015

Data Points for July 13, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 11, 2015

Data Points for the week of July 13 2015, covered the following topics: Hospital readmissions, costs for low-risk births, Ebola, heroin use and Medicaid ER usage

Data Points for July 6, 2015

Data Points for July 6, 2015

July 04, 2015

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ACA's premium subsidies, most likely saving the law from major changes in the immediate future. But GOP critics still argue that the law is a failure. Here we examine how insurance coverage rates and readmission rates have changed since it took effect.

Study of returns to the ER suggests lack of follow-up care

By Associated Press  |  June 14, 2015

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.

Data Points for June 8, 2015

Data Points for June 8, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 06, 2015

Data Points for the week of June 8, 2015, covered the following topics: Drug spending, the underinsured, radiation exposure, readmissions, and ICU risk for women who gave birth via C-section

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