• The Latest Research on Combating Physician Burnout

    By Marc Rothman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kindred Healthcare tags: Physician Burnout
    The latest statistics on physician burnout are startling; including a 28% increase in burnout rates in just four years and a claim by 54% of physicians that their morale is somewhat or very negative. To avoid the damaging effects of burnout, key strategies to mitigate the top drivers of burnout should be implemented in provider practices quickly. Read Full Post
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    CBO Predicts Rise In Deficit If Trump Cuts Payments To Insurance Companies

    The CBO estimates that ending cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will raise the deficit $194 billion over 10 years, something President Trump is considering. Read more

    End-Of-Life Advice: More Than 500,000 Chat On Medicare’s Dime

    2016 was the first year health care providers were allowed to bill for an advance-care planning session and nearly 575,000 Medicare beneficiaries took advantage. Read more

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  • Key Strategies to Help Your Patients Retain More Information

    By Marc Rothman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kindred Healthcare tags: Patient Engagement
    A key part of improving a patient’s health is their ability to understand their unique health and wellness needs. From the treatment plan to the medications and follow up appointments, it’s easy to see why patients are overwhelmed. Add to that the physical, mental and emotional toll of… Read Full Post
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    'Repeal and replace' isn't dead yet: Trump meets with key senators on new proposal

    Trump urged Senate Republicans not to give up on trying to repeal the ACA and is exploring Lindsey Graham’s (S.C.) reform proposal as a potential option. Read more

    Medicare’s Financial Outlook Slightly Improved, Trustees Say

    The financial outlook for Medicare’s hospital insurance trust fund improved in the past year due to health costs rising more slowly than expected and predictions that enrollees will use hospital services less often. Read more

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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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