Health disparities and complex social determinants of health (SDoH) have historically compromised patient access to quality care. But policy changes announced recently from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are expected to mitigate these challenges: finalized guidance for the Medicare Advantage program will expand the supplemental benefits afforded to beneficiaries to include items and…
This combination of a medical home — a coordinated and family-centric model of care — and palliative care delivered in in the home setting includes advanced care planning, symptom management, as well as care for spiritual, social or psychological needs.
The American Health Care Association recently announced an update to its National Quality Initiative, a multi-year effort designed to further improve quality of care and the patient experience in America’s long-term and post-acute care centers. Since the launch of the Initiative in 2012, members have been challenged to meet measurable targets in key areas such as hospitalizations.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative has handed skilled nursing facility professionals an opportunity to play a greater role in post-discharge care coordination.