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Better Communication Key to Lowering Healthcare Costs, Improving Patient Experience: Survey

Strengthening communication between caregivers and patients should be a top priority for reducing healthcare costs and improving patient experience, according to a new poll of U.S. healthcare quality improvement professionals conducted by ASQ, a global network of resources and experts. … finish reading Better Communication Key to Lowering Healthcare Costs, Improving Patient Experience: Survey

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Pilot Prevents Unnecessary Hospitalizations by Optimizing Transfers of Nursing Facility Residents

Designed to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing facility patients, a new study focuses on how to optimize transfers of these patients between facilities and acute-care institutions by improving care and communication, according to research from Indiana University (IU) and Regenstrief … finish reading Pilot Prevents Unnecessary Hospitalizations by Optimizing Transfers of Nursing Facility Residents

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CMS Hopes to Entice More ACOs with Proposed Risk, Rewards Models

Attempting to attract more accountable care organizations (ACOs) to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) without fearing penalties, CMS has released a set of proposed rules with updated penalties and incentives, plus a third new model to attract … finish reading CMS Hopes to Entice More ACOs with Proposed Risk, Rewards Models

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Regions Care Plans Help to Script Patient Outcomes, Satisfaction

Like a director coordinating his cast, officials at Regions Hospital, a HealthPartners hospital, have perfected the care plan, a set of directions for the care team. Instead of ordering their actors to exit stage right, or whisper, to assure the … finish reading Regions Care Plans Help to Script Patient Outcomes, Satisfaction

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10 Characteristics of CDPHP’s Embedded Case Management Model

Following in the footsteps of Geisinger Health System’s embedded case manager model, Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP’s) Enhanced Primary Care effort used embedded nurse case managers to move from a provider-centered to a patient-centered model. The model helped to … finish reading 10 Characteristics of CDPHP’s Embedded Case Management Model

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Anthem-HealthCare Partners ACO Saved More Than $4 Million in 2013

California-based Anthem Blue Cross and HealthCare Partners’ Accountable Care Organization (ACO) saved $4.7 million during the first six months of 2013, HealthCare Partners announced. The ACO, established in late 2012, is notable because it includes approximately 55,000 preferred provider organization … finish reading Anthem-HealthCare Partners ACO Saved More Than $4 Million in 2013

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Frequent Home Visits Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions, Improve Survival

Frequent home visits combined with multidisciplinary heart failure clinic interventions can reduce hospital readmission and improve survival for patients with heart failure, according to research from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The number and … finish reading Frequent Home Visits Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions, Improve Survival

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4 Reasons to Develop a Post-Acute Care Coordination Network

Capacity issues and resulting loss of revenue, and concerns about adequate discharge plans prompted Summa Health System to develop an SNF care coordination network, explains Carolyn Holder, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, manager of transitional care, resulting in improved patient care and … finish reading 4 Reasons to Develop a Post-Acute Care Coordination Network

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Duties of Embedded Case Managers in Advanced Primary Care

Embedding registered nurses (RNs) into the advanced primary care practice is best because of their skill set, and their experience dealing with the chronically ill and those with some complex comorbidities, says Annette Watson, senior vice president of community transformation … finish reading Duties of Embedded Case Managers in Advanced Primary Care

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Hospital Readmissions Fall By 8 Percent Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Hospital readmissions fell by 8 percent, or an estimated 150,000 fewer readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries, between January 2012 and December 2013, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This was a significant reduction in Medicare all-cause 30-day … finish reading Hospital Readmissions Fall By 8 Percent Among Medicare Beneficiaries

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