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‘Next Generation’ ACO Encourages Telehealth, Post-Discharge Home Services: CMS

In another step towards advancing models of care that reward value over volume, HHS announced the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model of payment and care delivery. A new initiative from CMS’s Innovation Center, the model is part of … finish reading ‘Next Generation’ ACO Encourages Telehealth, Post-Discharge Home Services: CMS

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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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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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3 Opportunities to Cut Medication Non-Adherence Costs

Healthcare organizations are increasing their efforts to contain medication non-adherence costs by concentrating on care transitions in complex patients, according to the results of HIN’s third annual Medication Adherence e-survey. More than half of responding organizations said they are targeting … finish reading 3 Opportunities to Cut Medication Non-Adherence Costs

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There’s No Place Like Home Visits to Address Safety, Care Concerns

Three-fourths of healthcare organizations visit some percentage of their patients or health plan members in their homes, according to new market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, in order to keep patients safer and healthier and to keep readmissions and … finish reading There’s No Place Like Home Visits to Address Safety, Care Concerns

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Medicare Finalizes Home Health Payments for 2014

A final ruling on home healthcare payments has been issued for 2014, and is designed to better align Medicare payments with home health agencies’ costs providing care, while lowering costs to taxpayers and the 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries who receive … finish reading Medicare Finalizes Home Health Payments for 2014

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4 Reasons Why Home Visits Are Effective

Engaging patients’ families and other support systems in the home are one benefit of home visits, explains Jessica Simo, program manager with Durham Community Health Network for the Duke Division of Community Health, enabling healthcare providers to see the patient … finish reading 4 Reasons Why Home Visits Are Effective

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