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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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National Health Spending Growth Remains Low for 4th Straight Year

Slower growth in prescription drug, nursing home, private health insurance, and Medicare expenditures contributed to low overall healthcare costs for the fourth consecutive year, according to the CMS’s office of the Actuary. The report also found that the Affordable Care … finish reading National Health Spending Growth Remains Low for 4th Straight Year

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Managed Care Reduces Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia

Elderly nursing home residents with advanced dementia who were enrolled in a Medicare managed care insurance plan were more likely to have do-not-hospitalize orders and less likely to be hospitalized for acute illness than those residents enrolled in traditional Medicare, … finish reading Managed Care Reduces Hospitalizations in Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Dementia

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Long-Term Care Costs Continue to Climb Across All Provider Options

Long-term care costs have continued to increase across all provider options, according to a study from the John Hancock Life Insurance Company (John Hancock). The study, conducted by LifePlans Inc., based in Waltham, Mass., surveyed approximately 16,000 long-term care providers, … finish reading Long-Term Care Costs Continue to Climb Across All Provider Options

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2 Community Based Approaches to Reducing Readmissions

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to reducing readmissions, says Alicia Goroski, MPH, senior project director for care transitions for the Colorado Foundations of Medical Care (CFMC), the national coordinator for the QIO effort. Instead, it’s important to … finish reading 2 Community Based Approaches to Reducing Readmissions

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