A new voluntary bundled payment model announced this week doesn't focus on cost-saving innovations in the long-term care setting and limits benefits for those providers, observers said Wednesday.
Skilled nursing providers should capitalize on the opportunities presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' plans to roll out more voluntary payment initiatives, according to observers.
Participating in a bundled payment program helped improve care quality and lower costs for the majority of providers across the continuum, according to the results of a new small-scale survey.
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.
A top nursing home advocate on Thursday urged killing a bill calling for the bundling of Medicare payments for post-acute care services.
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.
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.
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?
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Hospitals in the Midwest refer patients to the broadest networks of skilled nursing facilities, study findsJuly 24, 2014
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.
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?
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 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.