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November 14, 2019

Typically, when we read about results or statistics that suggest “less than 1%”, it’s normal to react that more than 99% is very positive or definitive, in that it’s almost unanimous as to the corresponding answer to a question or performance against a metric.  But in...

November 7, 2019

With increased emphasis on value-based care, patients and care givers alike are focused more than ever on the complete cycle of healthcare, especially when discharged from a hospital stay. Post-discharge care continues to be at the center of many provider programs to h...

October 31, 2019

With the release of the latest round of readmissions penalties, much is being written about ways to address this issue in the business of healthcare.  After all, current estimates suggest that readmissions negatively impact hospitals annually by approximately $563 mill...

October 24, 2019

Doctors and nurses are tasked with countless responsibilities every time they “go to the office”, not to mention their job can be more stressful than your typical 9-5 office job. And like any other professional, doctors and nurses need an appropriate work-life balance...

October 17, 2019

Much has been published about new CMS Medicare reimbursement penalties and the impact to hospitals, Medicare and other administrative roles.  It’s a very large impact … estimated at $563 million in reduced reimbursements to hospitals in 2020.  That presents a problem,...

October 10, 2019

$563 million is a lot of money.  And in healthcare, there is a direct impact from readmissions penalties and how those funds could be allocated to further improve quality patient care and provide innovative treatments.  Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicai...

October 3, 2019

The process of moving patients from casual awareness to becoming self-advocates is an essential step in helping patients recover from an illness.  Much is written about patient engagement, which is a broad set of tactics and a process largely focused on the healthcare...

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