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Medicare readmission penalties may hit hospitals in poor areas hardest
By Sabriya Rice | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A total of 2,610 U.S. hospitals will see their Medicare payments docked in fiscal 2015 for having excessive numbers of patients return to their facilities within 30 days of discharge.
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News
More U.S. hospitals to receive 30-day readmission penalties
By Sabriya Rice | October 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A total of 2,610 hospitals in the U.S. will see their Medicare payments docked in fiscal 2015 for having excessive numbers of patients return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. This is third year the CMS has instituted the penalties in an effort to promote better outcomes in the nation's...
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Reform Update: Managed Medicaid report sparks debate on state network adequacy remedies
Virgil Dickson | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Patient-rights advocates are hopeful that a recent HHS Office of the Inspector General's report will prompt the CMS to clamp down on states regarding the adequacy of managed Medicaid plan provider networks. But state officials adamantly say that more rules from Washington won't remedy such basic...
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Magazine
New, tougher Medicare readmission penalties take effect Oct. 1
Jaimy Lee | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals face new financial penalties this week if they fail to prevent avoidable readmissions among Medicare patients.
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Vital Signs
CT scans may be overused for detecting kidney stones
Sabriya Rice | September 17, 2014
Using an ultrasound rather than a CT scan for patients suspected of having kidney stones could be preferable to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure, concludes a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. No significant differences were evident in detecting high-risk diagnoses, serious...
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Reform Update: Medicaid expansion may spread to four more GOP-led states
Virgil Dickson | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Now that Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has received CMS approval for his Medicaid expansion plan, Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming may be next in line among GOP-led states in seeking a federal green light for their conservative-oriented expansion proposals.
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News
Hospitals hope for relief from two-midnight purgatory
Bob Herman | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The heavily criticized Medicare two-midnight rule involving short inpatient stays has technically been in effect for the past year. But providers, regulators and healthcare observers are not sure the rule will hold up in its current makeshift form.
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Dignity Health teams with SAS for analytics to address Medicare penalties
Joseph Conn | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dignity Health is jumping into predictive analytics with a new tech partner, analytics firm SAS. Initially, Dignity will be targeting what many other healthcare organizations have been aiming at in a recent wave of projects involving predictive analytics, namely to reduce readmissions subject to...
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Vital Signs
Predictive analytics do more than dodge readmission penalties
Joseph Conn | August 08, 2014
Predictive analytics systems predate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. But there's always been a shortage of cash to incentivize the data exchange needed to allow such systems to grow and increase their capabilities in healthcare.
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Vital Signs
For-profit home health agencies blasted in new analysis
Steven Ross Johnson | August 04, 2014
For-profit home health agencies had higher Medicare costs per patient while scoring lower in quality performance when compared with not-for-profit firms, a new analysis finds.
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