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      • Enhancing Care Through Core Measures

        Published Jul 04 2017, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Readmissions
        • patient outcomes
        • care quality
        • TJC
        • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
        • CMS
        • The Joint Commission

        Why are Core Measures critical towards standardizing care and improving patient outcomes? 

      • The ‘Astonishingly Simplistic’ Way One CHF Unit Cut Readmissions

        Published Aug 10 2016, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • Readmissions
        • family
        • Henry Ford Hospital
        • discharge
        • payers
        • heart disease
        • education
        • Patient-centered care
        • congestive heart failure

        Getting family involved can make a big difference in early readmissions.

      • Adequate Nurse Staffing Reduces Postoperative Readmissions

        Published Jul 26 2016, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • value
        • Readmissions
        • nurse staffing
        • patient outcomes
        • nurse working conditions
        • University of Penn School of Nursing

        Each additional patient in a nurse’s workload is associated with 8% higher odds of an early readmission.

      • How Hospital ACOs Differ from Others in Quality Improvement

        Published May 25 2016, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
        • shared savings
        • patient tracking
        • Readmissions
        • ACA
        • quality improvement
        • ACO
        • Affordable Care Act
        • accountable care organization
        • Quality Management in Health Care
        • outcomes

        Do ACO quality improvement programs improve patient care? 

      • Medicare’s Shift to Value-Based Purchasing

        Published Feb 02 2015, 7:00 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, 7:00 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.