• Understanding MACRA: Your Quick Reference Guides

    By Kindred Healthcare
    If you aren’t ready for the impact of MACRA, now is the time to prepare. Even though the CMS released the final rule on MACRA implementation in 2016, and the first performance period under MACRA began in January 2017, there still seems to be a lot of confusion as to what it actually is. Read Full Post
  • Healthcare Headlines: December 2017

    By Kindred Healthcare
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    Report: Hospitals Enhance Antibiotics Stewardship, Continue To Reduce MRSA

    According to a report released yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services, hospitals are enhancing their antibiotic stewardship programs to incorporate the core elements recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more

    Verma announces CMS initiative to revise, simplify quality measures under federal health care programs

    CMS recently announced a new federal initiative aimed to simplify quality measures, reduce regulatory burdens, and prompt innovation in the health care industry as it moves toward value-based payments. Read more

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  • Healthcare Headlines: November 2017

    By Kindred Healthcare
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    CMS Wants Docs To Spend More Time On Patients, Less On Paperwork

    CMS just launched an initiative aimed to resolve the growing concerns that its regulations are reducing the time providers spend with patients. Read more

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  • Healthcare Headlines: October 2017

    By Kindred Healthcare
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    Burnout Among Hospitalists

    Study reveals that burnout rates among hospitalists compared with those of general internists who practice in outpatient settings do not differ greatly; however, the groups do differ in the top symptoms they experience. 

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  • The Latest Research on Combating Physician Burnout

    By Marc Rothman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kindred Healthcare
    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
  • Healthcare Headlines: September 2017

    By Kindred Healthcare
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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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  • Healthcare Headlines: August 2017

    By Kindred Healthcare
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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

    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