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Bundled Payments

How we used machine learning to reduce rehospitalizations

In late 2020, I applied for a technology grant through a machine-learning technology company that builds customized, machine-learning tools based on a facility’s retrospective EHR and rehospitalization data. My organization, Masonic Pathways, a Life Plan Community in the heart of Michigan, is no stranger to understanding the importance of reducing resident rehospitalization rates. We currently…

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, February 25

McKnight’s announces Women of Distinction 2020 Hall of Honor, including chief nursing officers and VPs–clinical services … Large study finds different foods linked to different types of stroke … Bundled payments have not led to ‘cherry-picking’ of patients for joint replacement surgery … Watch for and treat subtle depression before it escalates, says geriatric psychiatrist

John Driscoll, CEO of CareCentrix

Why bother with bundled payments?

Provider organizations may be tempted to take the recent cue from Washington to retreat from bundled payments and value-based models more broadly, returning more squarely to the traditional fee-for-service model. That would be a mistake.

Jonathan Blum, who oversaw long-term care reforms, resigns as head of Medicare

The nation’s top Medicare official, Jonathan Blum, is leaving his post next month, news outlets reported Tuesday. Blum became a familiar figure to long-term care providers through Open Door Forum calls and other outreach efforts during his five-year tenure, as he guided implementation of Medicare reforms under the Affordable Care Act.

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