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Cigna Collaborative Care Reduced Avoidable ER Visits by 16 Percent

Cigna’s second-year results from a collaborative care initiative with Granite Healthcare Network (GHN) reveals significant progress in improved health and affordability, and decreased avoidable emergency room (ER) visits by 16 percent, according to Cigna officials. Cigna Collaborative Care, a partnership … finish reading Cigna Collaborative Care Reduced Avoidable ER Visits by 16 Percent

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New Program Aims to Decrease Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents

Nearly 50 percent of hospitalizations among nursing home residents receiving either Medicare skilled nursing facility services or Medicaid nursing facility services could have been avoided, according to research reported by the CMS, and total costs for these hospitalizations for 2011 … finish reading New Program Aims to Decrease Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents

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13 Ways to Engage PCPs in Reducing Avoidable ER Utilization

Locating case managers in the ER, and ensuring that follow-up PCP appointments are scheduled and kept are two of the steps healthcare organizations are taking to engage PCPs in efforts to reduce avoidable use of the hospital ER, say respondents … finish reading 13 Ways to Engage PCPs in Reducing Avoidable ER Utilization

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ED Visits for Routine Dental Problems Jumped 16 Percent from 2006 to 2009

Preventable, routine dental conditions, including toothaches, were the primary reason for 830,590 ER visits by Americans in 2009, a 16 percent increase from 2006, says a new report from the Pew Center on the States. According to the report, 56 … finish reading ED Visits for Routine Dental Problems Jumped 16 Percent from 2006 to 2009

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