The National Quality Forum has endorsed a controversial hospital quality measure that assesses Medicare costs for a whole episode of care, including time spent in post-acute settings, the organization recently announced.
It's hard to reflect on the Commission on Long-Term Care's recently submitted report without getting hacked off. To call it a fool's errand would be to insult misdirected dimwits.
Managed care organizations are set to play a bigger role in how long-term care is provided for people currently eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, and providers should focus on having the right capabilities in place for them, according to a new report. Released by merchant bank TripleTree, it also identifies technology vendors enabling these capabilities in the long-term and post-acute care settings.
What do we need to know about federal authorities coming out with more penalties for hospitals?
naviHealth, a post-acute care management company and Health Alliance (a health plan for 300,000 people in Iowa and Illinois), recently announced an expanded partnership that will provide access to personalized post-acute care for Health Alliance Medicare Advantage members.
Researchers have developed a scoring system to determine which hospital patients are at highest risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge, potentially helping acute and post-acute providers focus on high-intensity transition care for these patients.
Rapid treatment and vigilant, trained post-acute care providers allow the damage caused by strokes to be minimized, according to guidelines released Thursday by the American Stroke Association.
Delirium during hospitalization affects up to seven million adults every year, increases the likelihood of needing post-acute or nursing home care and doubles a patient's risk of death. And, according to a new study, there is no way to prevent or treat it.