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      • What Are QAPI Programs in Long-Term Care?

        Published Oct 24 2017, 05:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • process improvement
        • long-term care
        • quality
        • CMS
        • LTC
        • outcomes

        How are CMS -driven QAPI quality measures helping long-term care facilities improve outcomes?

      • Keeping Up with the Times

        Published May 18 2017, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • evidence-based practice
        • ACA
        • EBP
        • Dr. Bernadette Melnyk
        • Affordable Care Act

        U.S. healthcare system could reduce its healthcare spending by a whopping 30% if all patients received evidence-based healthcare.

      • Medicare Program Reduces Readmissions, but is it Fair?

        Published Nov 24 2016, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Readmission Rates
        • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
        • ACA
        • safety-net hospitals
        • Affordable Care Act
        • CMS
        • HRRP

        Safety-net hospitals have cut readmissions, but how does this compare with other hospital readmission rates? 

      • Maximizing EHR-Based Care

        Published Aug 08 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • EHR
        • PCMH
        • ACO
        • Affordable Care Act
        • IT nurse
        • value-based purchasing

        Healthcare providers are most likely to use IT when practicing in a payment environment that incentivizes and supports such care.

      • National Patient Safety Goals for Hospitals

        Published Jul 21 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Joint Commission Resources
        • ACA
        • patient safety
        • Affordable Care Act
        • TJC
        • NPSG
        • National Patient Safety Goals
        • JCR
        • Patient Safety Advisory Group
        • The Joint Commission

        Learn the latest on The Joint Commission’s standards for safety.

      • 12 Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

        Published Jun 13 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Center for Medicare Services
        • ACA
        • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
        • federal reimbursement
        • Affordable Care Act
        • hospital readmission
        • telehealth
        • CMS

        Costly rehospitalizations are often avoidable

      • How Hospital ACOs Differ from Others in Quality Improvement

        Published May 25 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • shared savings
        • patient tracking
        • Readmissions
        • ACA
        • quality improvement
        • ACO
        • Affordable Care Act
        • accountable care organization
        • Quality Management in Health Care
        • outcomes

        Do ACO quality improvement programs improve patient care? 

      • The Nurses Who Keep Patients Out of the Hospital

        Published May 15 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • AAACN
        • ambulatory care nurses
        • Affordable Care Act

        A look at the role of, and increasing demand for, ambulatory care RNs.

      • Why Are Nursing Programs Turning Away Qualified Applicants?

        Published May 02 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • nursing faculty
        • clinical sites
        • nurse shortage
        • Affordable Care Act
        • Title VII
        • Title VIII
        • nursing education

        Experts warn of a 130K nursing shortage by 2025.  So why is nursing school enrollment so restricted?  

      • Reducing Readmissions: Solutions Beyond Penalties

        Published Nov 11 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • ACA
        • Care transitions
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • Affordable Care Act
        • long-term care
        • hospital readmissions
        • post-acute care
        • CMS
        • LTC

        Financial incentives alone can’t fix this long-term problem

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