Monthly Archives: February 2015

Readmission Responsibility Extends Beyond Hospitals

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media , February 5, 2015
Individual hospital performance accounts for less than half of the variation in pooled readmission rates across the United States, researchers find.
County-based data collected from across the country show hospitals are far from solely responsible for readmission rates.

An analysis of the data, which is slated for publication this […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Provisions

If you’re not paying attention to the Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) provisions, you should be. Based on their performance on Hospital Acquired Condition program measures, 724 hospitals lost a portion of their inpatient reimbursement fiscal year 2015.   The affected hospitals had high incidence rates for tracked HAC conditions, which consist of:

Foreign Object […]

By |February 8th, 2015|Affordable care, HAC, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CMS Fact Sheets: Improving Our Health Care Delivery System

On January 26, 2015, CMS released three Fact Sheets solidifying their commitment to the transition from a volume based Fee-for-Service to delivery model to one based on value, quality, and population health. A healthcare provider’s ability to successfully operate under and meet the challenges associated with this delivery model transition will be directly dependent upon […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Medicare|0 Comments