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Healthcare Headlines: February 2018

By Kindred Healthcare

CMS unveils new bundled payment model: Here's what you need to know

The CMS' new voluntary bundled-payment model increases the potential of financial bonuses and greater flexibility for health systems and physicians. Read more to find out how you could benefit.

AHA, Others Collaborate To Streamline Prior Authorization

A number of leading healthcare organizations recently released a consensus statement detailing their shared commitment to improving the prior authorization process. Read more to learn the steps they plan to take toward continuous improvement in quality of care and health outcomes.

For Elder Health, Trips To The ER Are Often A Tipping Point

Research shows the significant and negative impact a visit to the ER can have on an elderly person. Specifically, six months after visiting the ER, seniors are 14 percent more likely to have developed a disability than those with a similar illness, who didn’t admit to the ER. Learn how to help your older patients during and after a visit to the ER. 

Big payment changes for remote patient monitoring and telehealth: What you need to know

In a recent ruling, CMS announced several changes for telehealth. Here are the three main takeaways.

By Kindred Healthcare