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      • Hospital-Acquired Infections and CMS Reimbursement: Implications for Hospitals

        Published Oct 23 2018, 11:54 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • HAI
        • value-based reimbursement
        • Health care quality
        • care quality
        • HAC
        • CMS
        • hospital-acquired condition

        CDC estimates that 1 in 25 patients suffer from a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). Learn financial implications for hospitals along with strategies for quality improvement.

      • 5 Things to Know About MACRA’s Quality Payment Program

        Published Jan 02 2018, 09:06 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        • MIPS
        • Health care quality
        • CMS

        Focus on quality and cost will intensify in the second year of MACRA’s Quality Payment Program, according to the final rule.

      • How Does Population Health Impact Hospital Quality Scores?

        Published Dec 28 2017, 08:55 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • quality scores
        • SDOH
        • patient outcomes
        • hospital ratings
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • Star Ratings
        • social determinants of health
        • healthy people 2020
        • population health
        • CMS

        The population health concept represents a change in focus from individual-level outcomes to improving the health of an entire population group.

      • Maximizing Mandatory Education Programs

        Published Nov 30 2017, 08:41 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • TJC
        • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        • Clinical Education
        • CMS
        • The Joint Commission

        Learn 8 best practices for engaging staff in Hospital Mandatory programs

      • 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?

      • Enhancing Care Through Core Measures

        Published Jul 04 2017, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Readmissions
        • patient outcomes
        • care quality
        • TJC
        • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • CMS
        • The Joint Commission

        Why are Core Measures critical towards standardizing care and improving patient outcomes? 

      • Decoding Hospital Star Ratings

        Published May 25 2017, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Hospital Compare
        • Star Ratings
        • CMS
        • Center for Medicare Medicaid Services
        • HCAHPS

        The quality ratings are designed to help consumers compare hospital sites.

      • The Role of Chief Quality Officer

        Published Mar 02 2017, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        • VBP
        • analytics
        • process improvement
        • reimbursement
        • Informatics
        • chief quality officer
        • CQO
        • CMS
        • nurse management
        • outcomes
        • value-based purchasing

        Why the CQO position is needed to improve care, ensure reimbursement, and attract patients.

      • Post-Acute Care Eyes Value-Based Purchasing

        Published Jan 25 2017, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • pay-for-performance
        • VBP
        • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Service
        • SNF
        • Medicare Post-Acute Care Value-Based Purchasing Act of 2015
        • skilled nursing facilities
        • post-acute care
        • CMS
        • value-based purchasing

        Value-based purchasing may be coming to post-acute care, but will it suit the industry?

      • 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? 

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