Amy Novotney

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Panel slams fee for service

The predominance of fee-for-service payment methods is the greatest barrier to improving efficiency in the nation's healthcare system, according to a May 29 report from a panel of White House advisors. The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology criticized the FFS payment model because it focuses on the volume of services provided rather than on better outcomes.

Referrals funnel duals into lower quality nursing homes

Referrals funnel duals into lower quality nursing homes

Government health programs could save money and health outcomes could improve if more dual-eligible beneficiaries were to go from hospitals to well-staffed long-term and post-acute facilities, according to research from Brown and Harvard universities.

Wound care artistry

Wound care artistry

As the science of wound care develops, long-term care clinicians are faced with myriad options — and some cost constraints — when it comes to treatments

Profile: Mastering by example

Profile: Mastering by example

Everything Mary Leary needed to know about tenacity and resilience, she learned at home. Her father lived a full life despite injuries from World War II that left him fully disabled and forced him to relearn how to walk and talk.

Inspiring motivation

Inspiring motivation

Cultivating motivation in the rehab therapy setting comes down to pushing the right buttons at the right time — and knowing when to stop pushing.

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