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  • Telehealth Expansion Under The Bipartisan Budget Act

    February 18, 2018

    The Bipartisan Budget Act (PL115-123) includes these provisions for expanding the use of telehealth under Medicare:

  • Hospitals to be Penalized for Early Discharge to Hospice

    February 18, 2018

    Beginning in FY 2019, The Bipartisan Budget Act (PL115-123) will reduce payments to hospitals when a hospital discharges a patient to hospice care early in their stay, similar to CMS’ post-acute care transfer policy.

  • Hospices Major Gain: PAs Can Serve as Attending Physicians

    February 18, 2018

    The Bipartisan Budget Act (PL115-123) will allow physician assistants to serve as the attending physician to hospice patients, incorporating policies found in the Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act (HR1284), sponsored by Sens. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) and Reps. Lynn Jenkins

  • Home Health Payment Reforms To Begin in January 2020

    February 18, 2018

    The Bipartisan Budget Act (PL115-123) signed into law by President Trump February 9 includes a requirement for the HHS Secretary to reform the current home health payment system, implementing a 30-day episode for payment, beginning January 1, 2020.

  • Managing Sepsis and Readmissions

    February 11, 2018

    Proper care protocols are needed to keep residents and patients out of the hospital due to Sepsis. Strategies focused on prevention, diagnosis and treatment can help keep post-acute care facilities on track to minimize readmission risk. The following are clinical resources available from

  • Sepsis by Payor

    February 11, 2018

    Sepsis ranks among the four most costly conditions in the hospital for all four payer groups.5

  • Sepsis is the Most Expensive Condition

    February 11, 2018

    According to 2013 data, Sepsis was the most expensive condition treated, accounting for $24 billion, or 6.2%, of the aggregate costs for all hospitalizations.

    Below were the top 10 most expensive conditions treated in U.S. hospitals among all payers in 2013.

  • Facts about Sepsis

    February 11, 2018
    • The onset of 79.4% of Sepsis cases occurred outside of a hospital
    • The majority of Sepsis admissions had recent interactions with a health care system prior to that admission 
    • 18% of Sepsis admissions were from a nursing home/skilled
  • Tracking Sepsis Readmissions across the Continuum

    February 11, 2018

     Sepsis impacts readmissions across the continuum.

  • TrendTracking the Economic Cost of Sepsis across the Care Continuum

    February 11, 2018

    The economic cost of Sepsis is staggering.

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