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Pioneer ACO Results Year 2: Inpatient Utilization Down; Medicare Saves More Than $384 Million

The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model has generated over $384 million in savings to Medicare over its first two years — an average of approximately $300 per participating beneficiary per year — and significantly decreased inpatient care, while continuing … finish reading Pioneer ACO Results Year 2: Inpatient Utilization Down; Medicare Saves More Than $384 Million

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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 Revelations from Stanford Home Visits for High-Risk Patients

Home visits can reveal details that healthcare professionals can’t learn over the phone or in the clinic setting, says Samantha Valcourt, MS, RN, CNS, Stanford Community Care’s clinical nurse specialist, like whether their patient is properly utilizing the cane sitting … finish reading 3 Revelations from Stanford Home Visits for High-Risk Patients

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1 in 5 Older Adults End Up in ER after Surgery

Nearly one in five older adults who have common operations will end up in the ER within a month of their hospital stay, finds a new study from the University of Michigan Medical School, with funding from the National Institutes … finish reading 1 in 5 Older Adults End Up in ER after Surgery

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AHA Recognizes 8 Hospitals for Innovative Palliative Care Programs

Offering yoga and meditation to caregivers before the start of clinical meetings were among innovations in palliative care recognized by the American Hospital Association. Three palliative care programs that provide patient-centered, innovative end-of-life care received the 2013 Circle of Life … finish reading AHA Recognizes 8 Hospitals for Innovative Palliative Care Programs

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Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Hopes to Curb Antipsychotics Use in Nursing Homes

A training series for nursing homes and the publication of data on nursing home antipsychotic drug use beginning in July are two key aspects of the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care, a CMS-led partnership with providers, caregivers and patients to … finish reading Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Hopes to Curb Antipsychotics Use in Nursing Homes

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