Posts Tagged ‘Medicare readmissions’

Infographic: Medicaid Readmission Rates

February 19th, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Many hospitals are working hard to lower readmissions among Medicare patients. But another patient group—adults covered by Medicaid—have readmission rates that are just as high, or even higher, than Medicare patients, according to 2012 data from AHRQ, illustrated in a new infographic.

The infographic compares 30-day readmission rates for Medicare and Medicaid patients for acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and hip and knee replacement.

Asked by its C-suite to quantify contributions of its multidisciplinary care team for its highest-risk patients, AltaMed Health Services Corporation readily identified seven key performance metrics associated with the team. Having demonstrated the team’s bottom line impact on specialty costs, emergency room visits, and HEDIS® measures, among other areas, the largest independent federally qualified community health center (FQHC) was granted additional staff to expand care management for its safety net population.

Care Coordination of Highest-Risk Patients: Business Case for Managing Complex Populations chronicles AltaMed’s four-phase rollout of care coordination for dual eligibles—a population with higher hospitalization and utilization and care costs twice those of any other population served by AltaMed.

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Infographic: Medicare Advantage Patient Satisfaction, Quality of Care

February 27th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Medicare Advantage beneficiaries are overwhelmingly satisfied with the coverage the plans provide, according to a new AHIP infographic.

The infographic breaks down satisfaction scores by beneficiaries among six key measures and looks at the impact of Medicare Advantage plans on readmission rates and clinical quality measures.

Physician Reimbursement for Chronic Care Management: Identifying New Practice Revenue OpportunitiesStarting this year, Medicare is reimbursing physician practices for select Chronic Care Management (CCM) services not previously eligible for reimbursement, underscoring the vital role of care management in primary care.

Physician Reimbursement for Chronic Care Management: Identifying New Practice Revenue Opportunities offers practical guidance to prepare physician practices to maximize CCM reimbursement in the year ahead.

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Infographic: The $18B Impact of Medicare Hospital Readmissions

October 4th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

Hospital readmissions drive up overall cost of healthcare for everyone. There is a $17.8 billion dollar impact of unnecessary hospital readmissions on Medicare due to poor follow-up, according to a new infographic from DoctorBase.

The infographic shows that one in eight Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days. This infographic also outlines the potential money Medicare could save by improving patient and provider communication, includes statistics on follow-up measures, and shows money wasted on unnecessary or repeated tests.

Impact of Medicare Hospital Readmissions

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Rethinking Readmissions: Patient-Centered Collaborations in Care Transition Management.