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  • Kindred's Commitment to Compassion

    By Maggie Cunningham tags: Compassion, Pillars of Excellence

    Patient Experience Pillars

    Kindred’s mission is to deliver the highest quality care to our patients, which we are constantly evaluating and improving through the lens of our pillars of clinical excellence: Care, Service, Function, Physicians, and, last but not least, Compassion. In the video belowKindred’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marc Rothman, addresses our company-wide commitment to compassion, how it impacts our patients, is manifested by our caregivers and is increasingly important to the future of Kindred.

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  • Even though telemedicine has been around for a few years now, it’s time to take another look at this rapidly changing clinical technology. In the long-term care industry, efficient long-term management of chronic disease is one of the greatest challenges facing today’s healthcare… Read Full Post
  • As a healthcare professional, keeping up with the key trends that drive consumers’ decisions is integral to your success and the health of your patients. There are three key consumer trends, all heavily influenced by the Baby Boomer population, driving the industry in 2017 and beyond that you should know about. Read Full Post
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    One In Three Beneficiaries Now In Medicare Advantage Program

    Medicare Advantage hit a milestone this year, with 19 million beneficiaries enrolled in an MA plan. Enrollment has increased 71% since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. Read More   

    The March Of Rising Healthcare Costs Has Slowed, But It's Still Unsustainable

    While the era of double-digit growth in healthcare costs seems to have ended, the "new normal" pace of around 6% to 7% a year is still unsustainable, according to a new study. Read More   

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  • kindred nursesFor the eighth time, Kindred Healthcare has been named by Fortune as one of the World's Most Admired Healthcare Companies. Each year, Fortune partners with Korn Ferry Hay group, a global organizational advisory group.

    Together they survey top industry minds and leaders, including executives, directors and securities analysts. These industry elites span 680 of the world's highest-revenue companies in 28 countries and across more than 51 industries. Additionally, each company's score must be in the top 50% of the industry survey in order to be listed.

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  • There's a Code for That! - ICD 10 Holiday Edition

    By Maggie Cunningham tags: icd10, holiday, codes

    icd10xmas16It's the time of snow and ice, trees and tinsel, naughty and nice. Yes, the holiday season has arrived, and with it, a unique set of accidents and hospital visits. The most recent revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) was recently released by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

    The updated lists holds more than 14,000 codes, 16,000 with optional sub-classifications, of diseases, symptoms, complaints and external causes of injury or disease. But we have narrowed this down to the top ten potential codes that our clinicians may need to know during the holiday and winter months.

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  • HCH Monthly

    ICD-10 One Year Later: The Terror is Over, the Rewards Yet to Materialize

    It's been a year since the big lift of converting the entire claim stream for the healthcare industry to the larger and more granular ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes. Read More   

    Hospitals Add Nearly 7,000 Jobs in September

    Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.1% in September to a seasonally adjusted 5,110,200 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Read More  

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  • icd10thanksheaderFor some, Thanksgiving is about family and giving thanks, for others it is about football or shopping. Regardless of what or why you are celebrating, there are plenty of accidents that land people in the emergency rooms, from deep-fried chicken incidents to Black Friday stampedes.

    Luckily, in 2015, the most recent revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) was released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The updated lists holds more than 14,000 codes, and 16,000 with optional sub-classifications of diseases, symptoms, complaints and external causes of injury or disease.

    We have narrowed this down to the top ten potential codes that our clinicians may need to know during the month of November, particularly on Thanksgiving and the day after:


     

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  • pillars2 

    To continue our efforts of constantly improving our patients' care and outcomes, we are investing in new ways to support our physicians - a Pillar of Clinical Excellence here at Kindred. Kindred's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marc Rothman, addressed our company-wide commitment to our physicians in a recent video.  

    As noted, our world and the healthcare landscape are constantly changing, so we must adapt with it, ensuring our physicians have the tools and resources they need to be successful.

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  • audience 20The eighth annual Kindred Clinical Impact Symposium has officially come to a close. Luckily, we live-blogged the whole event, so you can always find that content right here on the Kindred Continuum. Here's a look at each of the speakers and panels in order: 

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