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      • HCAHPS Scores: History, Goals, and Impacts

        Published Nov 30 2018, 10:04 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • patient outcomes
        • Patient satisfaction
        • CMS
        • HCAHPS

        Patient satisfaction is becoming increasingly aligned with improved outcomes and increased CMS reimbursements.

      • Lining Up to Reduce CLABSIs

        Published Nov 01 2018, 02:42 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • CLABSI
        • HAI
        • patient safety
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • National Patient Safety Goals
        • healthcare quality
        • CDC

        Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the #1 most costly type of hospital-acquired infection (HAI) and pose serious consequences for both patients as well as hospitals.

      • Reducing HAPIs: The Pressure Is On

        Published Sep 11 2018, 11:00 AM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • hospital-acquired condition
        • LTC

        Pressure injuries result in over $6B per year in additional costs to our healthcare system. Learn proven tips for prevention.

      • 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.

      • Hospitals Look to Consumer Industries for Patient Satisfaction Inspiration

        Published Aug 19 2015, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • nurses
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • Patient satisfaction
        • healthcare
        • healthcare consumers

        New competition, changing payment models, and more knowledgeable consumers are forcing hospitals to change how they attract and serve patients.

      • 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.

      • With Reimbursement on the Line, Hospitals Focus on Quality Upgrades

        Published Sep 01 2014, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • hospital-acquired conditions
        • ACA
        • AHRQ
        • healthcare-associated infections
        • Affordable Care Act
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • quality care

        The move to pay-for-performance reimbursement has sparked hospitals’ interest in improving quality of care.  

      • ‘You Expect Me to Do What?’ Three Major Challenges Nurse Leaders Face Today

        Published May 21 2014, 08:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • nurses
        • Medicare reimbursement
        • Nurse leaders
        • BSN

        Beating the BSN drum, meeting Medicare standards, developing tomorrow’s leaders … it’s all in a day’s work for nurse leaders.