Geographic Variances

Amount of post-acute care accounts for regional differences in Medicare spending, report says

Amount of post-acute care accounts for regional differences in Medicare spending, report says

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Geographic variations in Medicare payments can be largely explained by how much skilled nursing and post-acute care is being used, according to a recently released interim report from the Institute of Medicine.

Superior marketing success: It's NOT about your community

Superior marketing success: It's NOT about your community

Gaining a real understanding of your target market is more crucial today than it ever has been before. With increased competition and tighter budgets, you must know how to best spend your dollars and get the maximum return possible on that marketing investment.

Medicare payment reforms need to be based on more than geography, IOM says

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States should allow a broader scope of practice among healthcare providers to improve access to care, rather than have the federal government base Medicare payment adjustments around geographic locations, an Institute of Medicine analysis says.

Analysis: Focus on quality of care, not geographic variances to justify Medicare reforms

Policy makers should focus less on geographic variances and more on the quality of care when working on Medicare payment reform, a new analysis finds.