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Healthcare Reform: Journey into the Unknown

The healthcare industry is entering the next era of reform, which will center on hospital and health system leaders transforming the delivery system to meet two profound and lasting market evolutions: population health and consumerism. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Healthcare Reform, Affordable Care Act

The IMPACT Act: Legislating Care Coordination

There is no question that cross-continuum care coordination is a good thing—the more various healthcare entities work together to deliver appropriate and timely interventions, the better off patients will be. That said, care coordination has often been viewed as a nice to have rather than a critical mandate. However,... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination, Care Coordination Software, Healthcare Reform

Strategies for Managing Post-Acute Risk: Key Steps for Hospitals

Published by Becker's Hospital Review Every day, hospitals assume more risk as they enter into payment arrangements that directly tie their reimbursements with care quality and cost containment. This is clearly apparent in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement... Read More

by Kyle Salem, Ph.D. in Healthcare Reform

Using Your Post-Acute Network to Reduce Readmission Penalties: An ANI Sneak Preview

Last year, two-thirds of eligible hospitals felt the blow of readmission penalties, which totaled $227 million, according to the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Since CMS announced it would enforce these regulations, hospitals have been searching for effective strategies to address the complicated factors... Read More

by Wayne Sensor in Post-acute Care, Medicare Readmission Penalties, Healthcare Reform, Ensocare News, Care Coordination