Data Points for the week of July 27, 2015, covered the following topics: Patient safety, medical homes, health insurance exchanges, Medicaid, readmissions
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.
The Obama administration took two major steps last week to improve the quality of long-term care.
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
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.
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.
New data from Truven Health Analytics show that many top-performing hospitals are saving money for the Medicare program.
This year, our exclusive research for the 100 Top Hospitals supplement by Modern Healthcare highlights growing success in hospital-driven improvement beyond the walls of the inpatient setting.
Strong clinical and operational performance at the nation's high-performing hospitals is associated with their more efficient use of drugs and supplies, according to a new study.
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
Preferred SNF networks represent an aggressive new strategy by hospitals to gain more control over quality and costs in the largely independent skilled-nursing facility sector.
While not every innovation tested by the CMS is going to work, the evaluation should always be fair and give us insights into how to improve in the future.