The population health concept represents a change in focus from individual-level outcomes to improving the health of an entire population group.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Five Star Quality Rating System to help patients and their families evaluate quality when choosing long-term care (LTC) facilities. CMS recently changed the Five Star Quality Rating System criteria – and as a result, the tougher standards, revamped assessments and refined metrics have had a negative impact on LTC facilities’ quality ratings.
style="margin-left:.1in;">Don't let HACs diminish your reimbursement.
Facing tightened reimbursement requirements from the government, hospitals must do everything in their power to make sure they are providing the best, most cost-efficient care.