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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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As Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf coast of Texas, more than 200 hospitals had to evacuate and take precautionary measures for the safety of their patients and staff. It is reported to be the most destructive storm to ever hit Texas, and potentially the U.S.

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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 10 Outpatient Diagnoses by ICD-9 Code

December 5, 2016 BY Definitive Healthcare

Top 10 Outpatient Diagnoses by ICD-9 Code

Outpatient care has taken up an increasingly larger share of hospitals’ overall revenue and resources, especially as organizations try to reduce unnecessary admissions and lower costs. In 2014, over half of hospitals’ net patient revenue came from outpatient care. Based upon a review of Definitive Healthcare, the current state of hospital-level outpatient care is dominated by management of chronic conditions, preventative medicine, cancer therapy, and cardiac treatment.

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10 Hospitals Leading the Way in Outpatient Claims

August 30, 2016 BY Definitive Healthcare

Patient pursuit of more convenient (and less costly) alternatives to inpatient care, the rise of elective medical procedures, and the proliferation of new non-acute care settings are all factors contributing to healthcare’s outpatient migration trend.

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