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      • 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.

      • 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

      • How Long-Term Care Facilities Can Improve Quality Scores

        Published Mar 16 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • quality scores
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • nursing homes
        • long-term care
        • patient care
        • quality
        • CMS
        • nursing
        • LTC

        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. 

      • Preventing Hospital-Acquired Conditions

        Published Nov 12 2014, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
        • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • federal incentives
        • financial penalties
        • preventable illnesses
        • HAC
        • Deficit Reduction Act
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • patient care
        • CMS

        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.

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