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Deciphering the Data with Socioeconomic Factors and Readmissions

As 2,597 hospitals prepare to absorb financial penalties as a result of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), there is pressure from providers for “adjustments” to address socioeconomic disparities that many believe contribute to these penalties.  Specifically, these hospitals would like to see a Senate version of the “Establishing Beneficiary Equity in the Hospital Readmission…
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Proposed Cardiac Bundles and Heart Attack Readmission Risk Over 90-days

The recently proposed mandatory bundled payment program for heart attacks and bypass surgeries is the latest push by CMS to extend the “at risk” period from a 30-day to 90-day period. This paradigm shift from 30-day readmission focus to a 90-day at-risk period will require a strategic approach to control the cost that occur during…
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Results from our survey on the effectiveness of clinical teach-backs

Nexus Health Resources recently conducted an online survey with care coordinators on the impact of clinical teach-backs and changing patient behavior. The care coordinators that participated in the survey included clinical professionals coordinating the care for patients with cardiac, diabetes, and pulmonary conditions. Some of the takeaways from this survey are the high proportion of…
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