• 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

    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

    Healthcare Pricing Falls To Lowest Growth Rate In A Year

    Prices across hospitals and in other healthcare sectors rose just 1.6% in May compared to a year ago, which is the slowest rate of increase since June 2016.Read more

    Health Insurers Try Paying More Upfront To Pay Less Later

    Some health plans are beginning to offer free maintenance care for people with chronic health problems, hoping that spending a little more early on will save a lot of money in the long run.Read more

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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
  • Healthcare Headlines - June '17 in Review

    By Kindred Healthcare

    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 Named Most Admired Healthcare Company for Eighth Year

    By Maggie Cunningham
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    For 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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  • Healthcare Headlines - November 2016 in Review

    By Kindred Healthcare

    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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  • Returning to the WHY - Clinical Symposium Impact 2016

    By Maggie Cunningham

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    Glenda Mack, Divisional Vice President of Clinical Operations for Kindred Hospital Rehabilitative Services, introduced Christa Dempsey, Chief Nursing Officer of Press Ganey.

    Dempsey began by asking the audience to remember why they began working in the medical field. "We didn't get into this business for the money or the hours," said Dempsey. "We need to get back to WHY we all got into this business in the beginning."

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  • Dr. Ed Covington is the former director of the Cleveland Clinic Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program and his career has largely centered on understanding and treating pain. He is quick to note that there is no "one right way" to treat pain, but emphasizes that "success comes only from addressing the whole person."

    At the beginning of his presentation, he asked one question: "Why talk about pain?" It turns out the simple answer is because it needs to be talked about. We don't know enough and some of what we believe, or have been taught, is simply wrong. 

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