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New BCBS Michigan-Trinity Health Reimbursement Model Rewards Hospital Efficiency

A new reimbursement program between Trinity Health-Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will move hospitals away from traditional fee-for-service (FFS) payments towards a value-based reimbursement arrangement, according to officials from both healthcare organizations. The focus of the new … finish reading New BCBS Michigan-Trinity Health Reimbursement Model Rewards Hospital Efficiency

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Hospital Infection Rates Unchanged by CMS Penalties

The rate of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) has not been impacted by CMS penalties, according to a study from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. A study of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data from 2006 to 2011 on HAIs for … finish reading Hospital Infection Rates Unchanged by CMS Penalties

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CMS Final Rule Increases Payments to Hospitals, Seeks to Improve Patient Care

CMS has issued a final ruling increasing payments by nearly 3 percent for inpatient stays at general acute care and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs), and provisions for improving patient care. Under the final rule, payment rates to general acute care … finish reading CMS Final Rule Increases Payments to Hospitals, Seeks to Improve Patient Care

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30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates Inaccurate: Study

Publicly reported all-cause hospital readmission rates may be inaccurate because they do not distinguish between planned and unplanned surgeries for complications, according to a recent report from the UCSF Medical Center. After analyzing thousands of spinal encounters from 2007 to … finish reading 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates Inaccurate: Study

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