Bundled Payment

Prepare your team for payment changes at Feb. 16 webinar

Prepare your team for payment changes at Feb. 16 webinar

With the federal government's huge push away from fee-for-service care, it's a tricky time to be a post-acute care provider. A Feb. 16 McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar will tackle the challenges, including how to improve outcomes, use your own "big data" and build a case as a high-value partner.

Providers testify against post-acute bundled pay bill at hearing

Providers testify against post-acute bundled pay bill at hearing

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A top nursing home advocate on Thursday urged killing a bill calling for the bundling of Medicare payments for post-acute care services.

2016 budget aims for $400 billion in Medicare reductions

2016 budget aims for $400 billion in Medicare reductions

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Nursing homes will be asked to deliver care much more efficiently and for significantly less over the next 10 years based on proposals in the 2016 budget released by the White House on Monday.

A SNF-hospital marriage that appears likely to last

A SNF-hospital marriage that appears likely to last

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Partnerships linking skilled care operators and hospitals have been touted as all but inevitable. Yet good examples are few and far between. It turns out Dallas might be a pretty good place to look for a place to emulate.

60 seconds with ... Avalere Health Director Brian Fuller

60 seconds with ... Avalere Health Director Brian Fuller

Q: The government is notifying new participants in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Do you expect more post-acute providers in this latest round?

Also in the news for July 30, 2014 . . .

$31,000 fine for nursing home where resident fell from lift ... Pacemakers more common in those with dementia ... Kindred now wants to purchase Gentiva whole ... 11-year sentence for nursing home rapist ... CMS clarifies 3-day stay waivers for bundled payment participants

Hospitals in the Midwest refer patients to the broadest networks of skilled nursing facilities, study finds

Hospitals in the Midwest refer patients to the broadest networks of skilled nursing facilities, study finds

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Midwestern hospitals spread referrals to the greatest variety of skilled nursing facilities and tap their favorite SNFs least often, according to a recently published analysis of nationwide referral patterns.

60 seconds with ... Rep. Diane Black

60 seconds with ... Rep. Diane Black

Q: You recently introduced a bipartisan bill to create a bundled payment system that would give a lump sum to acute and post-acute providers for a single episode of care. What makes your plan different?

House bill would offer lump-sum Medicare payments to hospitals, post-acute providers

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Skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute providers would be eligible to participate in a Medicare bundled payment system proposed in a House of Representatives bill unveiled Thursday.

New CMS policies will lead to 'big change' in wound care practices, analyst says

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New Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement practices within the next year will significantly change preferred treatment methods for wounds that are common in long-term care settings, according to a new market analysis.