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Humana Accountable Care Snapshot: Reduced Readmissions Among Value-Based Results

Improving access to accountable care is one of four improvements Humana disclosed from ongoing programs to improve quality and reduce costs for Medicare beneficiaries, according to Humana. Humana disclosed results to date from initiatives to foster value-based reimbursement in the … finish reading Humana Accountable Care Snapshot: Reduced Readmissions Among Value-Based Results

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3 Reasons Hospitals are Reluctant to Implement ACOs

Financial concerns, quality issues and the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) are among the reasons nearly half of the hospital executives recently surveyed by Purdue Healthcare Advisors have no plans to implement an accountable care organization (ACO) in the … finish reading 3 Reasons Hospitals are Reluctant to Implement ACOs

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Lower Readmissions for Hospitals with Good Nursing Work Environment

Nurses do get the respect they deserve. According to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Medicare patients treated in hospitals with a good work environment for nurses had up to 10 percent lower odds of … finish reading Lower Readmissions for Hospitals with Good Nursing Work Environment

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BCBS of Michigan Adds Record Number of Practices to Nation’s Largest PCMH Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) has designated a record number of Michigan physician practices across the state as patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) — a 28 percent increase over the number of PCMH practices designated in 2011. The 994 … finish reading BCBS of Michigan Adds Record Number of Practices to Nation’s Largest PCMH Program

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