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COUNTDOWN 2017

January/February 2017 Volume 25 (1)


Cover Story: Should Your Organization Look at Readmissions Prior to 30-Days?

Recent research suggests readmissions are higher within the first several days after discharge reaching its lowest point around seven days. Applied to three conditions: acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia, this data can impact different approaches to care coordination and post-discharge follow-up. Take a look at the analysis and check it against your own data.

Article Series Countdown 2017: Time to Explore Trends Driving Your Organization's Future

Our insight series takes a look at key trends your organization should watch closely in 2017.  We look at topics on unified payment systems, the IMPACT Act, quality measures, readmissions, and hospice.

How Does a Unified Payment System Affect Your Future?

Under the IMPACT Act, the law mandates a unified payment system across all post-acute providers. We take a data dive to analyze what the future may look like for your organization.

Organizational Readiness to Manage Pressure Ulcers and Readmissions

Pressure ulcers and readmissions impact adverse events, patient safety and the IMPACT Act. We share data about medical conditions associated with pressure ulcers, an organizational readiness checklist, and the new guidelines redefining pressure ulcers and injuries.

Analyzing Hospice Spending: What Key Drivers Impact Your Organization?

About 1 million Medicare beneficiaries used hospice care in 2015. We take a deeper dive into data by regions, diagnosis, and length of service. Transparency on utilization and payments is now public through the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File.

Future Efficiency Measures to Drive Quality Across Healthcare Settings

97 new measures are under consideration for Medicare quality and value-based purchasing programs. 39 percent of measures are focused on patient outcomes, appropriate use of diagnostics and services, and cost and patient safety. We share the home health, hospice, chronic and post-acute, and skilled nursing measures with you.

360-View Across the Continuum

How Do ACOs Address the Non-Medical  Needs of Patients?

ACO leaders identify and provide insights to how they are addressing the non-medical needs of patients. We explore key areas of transportation, housing and food insecurities. We take a look at CMS’ solutions and ways to solve barriers.

Top Twenty Publicly Traded Home Care Companies

The Remington Report’s Top Twenty list of the nation’s largest publicly held home care companies. 

Industry Watch

  • Washington Report on the Post-acute Industry

    Three Key Ways the Election Creates a Very Different World for Healthcare Stakeholders

  • Post-acute Industry News

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