• The first two years of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) saved Medicare more than $1,00 per episode. CJR, a five-year Medicare program rolled out in 2016, pays participating hospitals for hip and knee replacements by episode of care: from admission to 90 days post discharge. This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the primary enforcer of fraud and abuse prohibitions, has issued its annual recommendations that, if implemented, will likely affect HHS programs positively in terms of cost savings, program effectiveness and efficiency, and public health and safety. This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • Adam Boehler left his position as the deputy administrator and director of CMS and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). His position at CMMI was important to home and community-based providers. His work created models to pay primary care physicians based on value, tie prices of drugs administered in a doctor's office to the amount other countries pay, and a drive to move more people to get dialysis in their homes. This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • This is the second article in series to discuss how to promote the growth of in-home community-based organizations and accelerate relationships with payers. The first article published in the Remington Report’s July/August issue, pages 4-8, focused on the home health aide workforce: How Real Time Actionable Data Leverages New Value For Home Health Aides and Stakeholders. This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • About two-thirds of hospital readmission costs were higher than their initial admission costs for common diagnoses in 2016, according to a Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) recently announced five new payment models transforming kidney care so that patients with chronic kidney disease have access to high quality, coordinated care. The payment models are in response to an executive order signed by President Trump on advancing kidney health. This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • Aggressive moves by payers teaming up with big players such as CVS are advancing their healthcare programs into the home. How does this impact healthcare organizations? Are these new partnering opportunities or, a new competitor on the horizon? This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • Telehealth is predicted to be the next big investment for seniors aging in place. The number of seniors requiring additional caregiving and support due to chronic disease will increase from about 14 percent of the senior population in 2010 to 21 percent by 2050, putting the pressure on healthcare providers to improve caregiving platforms. This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • Prior authorizations take time away from patients and interject a third party into the doctor-patient relationship. There are many frustrations with prior authorizations, but the time spent getting payer permission is a common thread among all doctors. The average practice spends more than 15 hours per week total on them. This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • Our nation has spent decades building and refining the healthcare system we know today. However, a shift is taking place – highlighting a great need for, and opportunity to provide, home-based primary care (HBPC). This article is free to Premium subscribers.
  • Each year, we compile the Remington Report Top 20 list of America’s largest publicly held home healthcare companies. It’s our way to recognize some of the players in our industry, to reflect on the year and to hopefully identify some trends that may impact the future. This article is free to Premium subscribers.

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