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      • Regulatory Changes Set to Affect Long-Term Care

        Published Jul 10 2018, 03:21 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • long-term care
        • Center for Medicare & Medcaid Services
        • Health care quality
        • LTC
        • Medicare

        Under value-based purchasing for Medicare Part A, CMS will start withholding 2% of a skilled nursing facility’s Medicare payments beginning in October.

      • Attention, Hospitals: A Patient Has Left the Building

        Published Jan 11 2017, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • patient outcomes
        • VBP
        • patient care navigators
        • Medicare
        • value-based care
        • telemonitoring
        • Bundled payments
        • technology
        • patient care monitoring
        • outcomes

        Bundled payments require hospitals to monitor patients months after discharge — or pay a price.

      • We Didn’t Do It!

        Published Sep 05 2016, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • upcoding
        • HAI
        • hospital-acquired infections
        • Medicare

        A recent study suggests hospitals are upcoding their records to avoid taking responsibility for hospital-acquired infections. 

      • New Federal Rules Ahead for Long-Term Care Facilities

        Published Aug 12 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Medicare
        • Medicaid
        • Affordable Care Act
        • long-term care
        • nursing homes
        • WHCoA
        • White House Conference on Aging

        Obama Administration Aims to Improve Landscape for Older Americans

      • 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.  

      • Medicare’s Shift to Value-Based Purchasing

        Published Feb 02 2015, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • Readmissions
        • patient outcomes
        • VBP
        • Wolters Kluwer
        • ANCC Magnet
        • American Nursing Credentialing Center
        • Lippincott Advisor
        • ANCC
        • Total Performance Score
        • value-based purchasing
        • RWJF
        • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
        • Medicare
        • Affordable Care Act
        • Clinical Process of Care
        • Patient Experience of Care
        • Lippincott Procedures

        Value-based purchasing is leading Medicare’s effort to reimburse hospitals based on quality—not just quantity—of inpatient services.

      • Medicare Implements Steepest Fines Yet for Readmissions

        Published Dec 08 2014, 07:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Readmission Rates
        • Readmissions
        • Penalties
        • CMS
        • Medicare

        A record 2,610 hospitals will face fines over the next 12 months for patient readmission rates that Medicare says are too high, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 2. The increase in the number of hospitals receiving financial penalties is due to an expansion in patient categories Medicare is tracking readmissions for. In addition to patients with heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services now evaluates readmission rates for patients initially admitted for elective knee and hip replacements as well as patients with lung ailments such as chronic bronchitis.