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Making SNF Care More Cost-Effective with Better Outcomes

September 1, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

Making SNF Care More Cost-Effective with Better Outcomes

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are an important long-term care option for the aging U.S. population. They are essential in delivering quality care that is cost-effective.

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Top Factors in Decreasing Hospital Readmission Rates

August 29, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

Top Factors in Decreasing Hospital Readmission Rates

A new study evaluating CMS hospital readmissions programs was published by the University of Michigan (UM) in the August edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. After CMS launched the Hospital Remission Reduction program in 2012, healthcare providers across the country have attempted to lower their readmission percentages—and keep them low.

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CMS to Divulge Patient ACO Status

August 25, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

CMS to Divulge Patient ACO Status

In the wake of provider criticisms, CMS has updated how physicians will be made aware of which patients will be monitored for the Medicare ACO program.

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Top Hospitals by Medicaid and Medicare Payor Mix

August 24, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

According to a survey released by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), operating expenses for medical practices increased at nearly the same rate as revenue between 2015 and 2016. Practices with increased revenue primarily attribute this growth to a greater number of non-physician providers (NPP) and key support staff.

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Community Health Centers Show Billions in Medicare Savings

Every year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) celebrates Community Health Centers Week. From August 12-19, the HHS acknowledged the impact that community health centers have on vulnerable and underserved populations by providing quality care regardless of patient ability to pay.

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