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  • Study: Medicare Readmissions Program Reduces Racial Disparities

    April 20, 2018

    A recent study published in the journal Health Affairs has implications for post-acute providers serving hospitals in urban areas. The study examines the impact of Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) on reducing racial disparities.

  • Readmission Penalties Are Still Growing

    January 07, 2018

    Readmissions penalties still continue to grow.

  • The Relationship Between Sepsis and Readmission Penalties May Surprise You

    November 09, 2017

    The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) follows 30-day readmissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia. Perhaps what isn’t widely known is the association of Sepsis with these four conditions.

  • Readmissions by Numbers and Costs

    October 23, 2017

    Of the four high-volume conditions, CHF, Pneumonia and acute myocardial infraction ranked among the top conditions with all-cause 30-day readmissions for Medicare patients.

  • Readmissions: 2.5k Hospitals Penalized for 30-day Readmissions

    August 15, 2017
    Medicare Readmission Penalties

    by Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group, and Publisher, The Remington Report

    Medicare is punishing 2,573 hospitals, just two dozen short of what it did last year, according to federal records released. Starting in October, the federal government will

  • Best Practice: How Do Post-Discharge Phone Calls Affect Readmissions?

    June 13, 2017
    Best Practice: How Do Post-Discharge Phone Calls Affect Readmissions?

    Talking Points:

    1. Do phone intervention calls affect readmissions after an ED visit?
    2. What are the best resources to manage patients after an ED visit?
    3. What best practices worked…and which ones did not?
  • The Great Debate: Addressing Social Risk Factors In Valued-Based Models

    March 31, 2017

    Changes in healthcare financing are requiring health systems to address social factors that directly impact patients’ health. 

  • Should Your Organization Look At Readmissions Prior To 30-Days?

    March 06, 2017

    Recent research suggests readmissions are higher within the first several days after discharge reaching its lowest point around seven days. Take a look at the analysis and check it against your own data.

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  • Readmission Insights Tied To Patient’s Socio-Demographic Status

    January 26, 2017

    Many post-acute care organizations are asking CMS to account for differences in patient populations. CMS is shaping a framework intended to allow better comparisons of post-acute care provided in four different settings. A roughly $60 billion annual expense for Medicare, the field involves the

  • Readmission Risks After Surgical Procedures

    July 26, 2016

    Older adults are at increased risk for adverse events after surgical procedures. Loss of independence (LOI), defined as a decline in function or mobility, increased care needs at home, or discharge to a non-home destination, is an important patient-centered outcome measure.

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