Coordinated Care

Is 'person-centered care coordinator' the next must-have staff member?

Is 'person-centered care coordinator' the next must-have staff member?

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Long-term care operators take note: You soon could fail residents, anger family members, increase survey deficiencies, drop Nursing Home Compare stars and lose money unless you hire a Coordinator of Coordinators.

CMS announces long-term care providers participating in bundled payments initiative

CMS announces long-term care providers participating in bundled payments initiative

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has identified more than 500 healthcare centers, including many skilled nursing facilities, that will be a part of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative (BPCI).

Medicare accepting new codes for transition care

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As part of an effort to improve coordination among different care settings and reduce rehospitalizations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now accepting two new codes related to transitional care.

TN providers team up with insurers for bundled payment program for joint replacements

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In anticipation of payment reforms centering on coordinated care, health systems and a major Tennessee insurer are establishing a bundled payment system for joint replacements.

Hospital readmission penalties could transform relationships with SNFs, experts say

Hospital readmission penalties could transform relationships with SNFs, experts say

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Healthcare reform efforts targeted at reducing hospital readmissions are here to stay, experts told participants in a McKnight's webcast Tuesday.

Poor coordination between Medicare and Medicaid complicates joint efforts, study shows

The fragmentation of the current healthcare system makes it difficult to measure quality among the dual-eligible population, according to a new report.

Current healthcare costs can't be maintained, administration official says

Current U.S. healthcare costs are unsustainably high for the relative value being provided — particularly for low-income individuals —Donald Berwick, M.D., administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday.

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