A multi-step approach to hospital discharges redefines them as 'transitions' and is driving down readmission rates at Detroit Medical Center.To really address readmissions, healthcare leaders must dissect the discharge process and sharpen a hospital-to-home program. >>>
With the growth in high-deductible health plans accelerating, "the healthcare business model is starting to turn from wholesale to retail," says the managing director of PwC's Health Research Institute. That means insurers must be ready to offer new products in a different way. >>>
The pressure to reduce readmissions and preserve reimbursements will only increase in 2014. Healthcare providers will be especially concerned with curbing hospital-acquired conditions. >>>
Intolerance for diagnostic errors is just one of the top quality issues to watch for in 2014. >>>
Healthcare spending in 2012 grew more slowly than the growth of the overall economy, says CMS. While the Obama administration was quick to credit the healthcare reform law, federal actuaries cite other factors—chiefly the economic recession. >>>
Many providers who've been on the forefront of the movement away from fee-for-service may find themselves at a disadvantage with payers as healthcare transitions into value-based payment models such as bundled payments and gain sharing, says one analyst. >>>
The healthcare industry has hundreds of measures stratifying quality of care for heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke, but nothing for cancer—until now. The PA Health Care Quality Alliance recently added five scores to its website. >>>
Healthcare leaders now have data to back up what many already know: More clinical nursing experience means better pediatric patient outcomes. >>>
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