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Many five-star hospitals scored low on other measures

Many five-star hospitals scored low on other measures

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 02, 2015

A large percentage of hospitals that received Medicare's top five-star rating on patient satisfaction were penalized for excessive readmissions or fared poorly on curbing hospital-acquired conditions, a Modern Healthcare analysis shows.

Care-transition fumbles highlight CMS' reform challenges

Care-transition fumbles highlight CMS' reform challenges

By Melanie Evans  |  April 28, 2015

A CMS evaluation of community agencies' efforts to reduce hospital readmissions found that few succeeded. Critics of the evaluations and resulting contract terminations say the agency relied on unrealistic targets and flawed measures.

Effective use of data analytics can help prevent readmissions

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 04, 2015

Regarding the recent guest commentary “Preventing readmissions requires engaging care team, employing technology,” (ModernHealthcare.com, March 30), data analytics can play a part in this as well.

Stars are aligned for hospitals in April

Stars are aligned for hospitals in April

By Sabriya Rice  |  April 04, 2015

Any day now, the CMS plans to unveil the new hospital star rating system on its Hospital Compare website. And hospitals are concerned.

Preventing readmissions requires engaging care team, employing technology

Preventing readmissions requires engaging care team, employing technology

By Ruby Raley  |  March 30, 2015

When patients are discharged, they essentially become their own care coordinator—administering medication and scheduling follow-up visits. Providers can significantly improve patient engagement and outcomes by taking advantage of outside care partnerships to help coordinate care across...

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