Is ‘person-centered care coordinator’ the next must-have staff member?
Apr 22, 2014
Long-term care operators take note: You soon could fail residents, anger family members, increase survey deficiencies, drop Nursing Home Compare stars and lose money unless you hire a Coordinator of Coordinators.
CMS announces long-term care providers participating in bundled payments initiative
Feb 01, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has identified more than 500 healthcare centers, including many skilled nursing facilities, that will be a part of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement...
Medicare accepting new codes for transition care
Jan 28, 2013
As part of an effort to improve coordination among different care settings and reduce rehospitalizations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is now accepting two new codes related to transitional...
TN providers team up with insurers for bundled payment program for joint replacements
May 24, 2012
In anticipation of payment reforms centering on coordinated care, health systems and a major Tennessee insurer are establishing a bundled payment system for joint replacements.
Hospital readmission penalties could transform relationships with SNFs, experts say
May 23, 2012
Healthcare reform efforts targeted at reducing hospital readmissions are here to stay, experts told participants in a McKnight’s webcast Tuesday.
Poor coordination between Medicare and Medicaid complicates joint efforts, study shows
Oct 07, 2011
The fragmentation of the current healthcare system makes it difficult to measure quality among the dual-eligible population, according to a new report.
Current healthcare costs can’t be maintained, administration official says
Sep 12, 2011
Current U.S. healthcare costs are unsustainably high for the relative value being provided — particularly for low-income individuals —Donald Berwick, M.D., administrator of the Centers for Medicare...