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      • Value-Based Payment May Not Be Optional, But It Offers Options

        Published Apr 17 2018, 08:30 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • VBP
        • American Hospital Association
        • value-based purchasing

        The riskier the value-based payment model, the more expansive the competencies needed for a hospital to succeed.

      • 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.

      • 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? 

      • Using Data to Drive Nursing Quality Improvements

        Published Feb 04 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
        • NDNQI
        • Affordable Care Act
        • Medicare
        • reimbursement
        • quality
        • CMS
        • HCAHPS

        As initiatives under the Affordable Care Act increasingly tie quality to reimbursement, hospitals are using databases like NDNQI to improve their nursing performance.  

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