How we used machine learning to reduce rehospitalizations
Feb 12, 2021
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...
Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, February 25
Feb 24, 2020
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 …...
Why bother with bundled payments?
John P. Driscoll
Mar 09, 2018
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...
How to survive the likely shift to bundled payments
Dec 14, 2016
Shifting the focus from the volume of services provided to the patient outcomes achieved is remarkably beneficial to both parties.
Capitalizing on site neutral payments in BPCI
Elana Stair and Colin Yee
Jan 30, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Bundled Payment for Care Improvement program is well underway with hundreds of providers already in the risk-bearing phase and thousands more in the midst of...
Providers tentatively welcome Medicare payment goals tied to quality
James M. Berklan
Jan 27, 2015
Long-term care leaders on Monday called a first-ever federal timeline for greater levels of bundled and other alternative payments “aggressive” but “a good thing.”
The tie between revenue and risk managment
Tim Goux and Scout Blount
Oct 20, 2014
By providing the best level of care, a provider will help ensure resident satisfaction as well as foster a positive work environment for employees. Poor quality will affect a provider’s revenue stream.
Jonathan Blum, who oversaw long-term care reforms, resigns as head of Medicare
Apr 23, 2014
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...
CMS calls for additional participants in post-acute bundled payments programs
Feb 18, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a call for additional providers to take part in a bundled payment program that involves post-acute care.
Long-term care providers are participating in ‘most ambitious test’ of bundled payments,...
Jan 31, 2014
Skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies are among 232 healthcare providers that have entered into agreements to take part in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, the Centers...