If you hang around long enough, you learn there are only two things long-term care providers fear after Republicans and Democrats. That would be hospitals and doctors.
Data collected by a management consulting firm showed that approximately 2.4 million Medicare beneficiaries received care via different Medicare ACO programs run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
One of the first care coordination demonstration projects for Medicare beneficiaries achieved significant provider savings for dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, a new analysis found.
Bundled payments mean that you can't escape the numbers. Hospitals want the data on why you're the best choice for post-acute care.
Despite a somewhat rocky start, Medicare beneficiaries have been supportive of accountable care organizations, a government official said.
A top nursing home industry executive made a case against Medicare cuts and in favor of payment and delivery reforms in long-term and post-acute care in a Senate hearing Wednesday.
Nursing homes take care of 1.5 million residents each year. They pump more than $100 billion into the nation's economy. In many communities, they are the largest source of jobs. But as far as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is concerned, nursing facilities are little more than the help.
We're hearing a lot about the looming world of accountable care organizations, or ACOs, especially with Monday's unveiling of the 32 "pioneer" organizations. Odds are you have a lot of work to get ready.
Nursing homes are at their core residential communities for the elderly.
One of the highlights of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging conference came near the end—during a panel discussion about the impact of midterm elections on healthcare reform.
To survive in the not-so-distant future, nursing homes will have to find a role within accountable care organizations.