• Healthcare Headlines: February 2018

    By Kindred Healthcare tags: ACOs, AHA, CMS, Elder health, Opioids
    Healthcare Headlines

    Risk-Averse ACOs Miss Out On Nearly $1 Billion In Savings

    Under MACRA, the majority of accountable care organizations in zero-risk contracts would benefit from an additional $966 million in savings if they took on downside risk, according to a new report. Read the full analysis here.

    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.

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    The Data Are In, But Debate Rages: Are Hospital Readmission Penalties A Good Idea?

    Research has begun to assess the impacts of financial incentives for hospitals to reduce readmissions. Preliminary data is coming in and already experts, looking at the same numbers, are reaching different conclusions. Read more

    CMS Adds Star Ratings, Patient Experience To Physician Compare Site

    Patient experience scores and star ratings have been added to the Physician Compare website for patients and caregivers to review. The site will now display physicians' 2016 performance under the Physician Quality Reporting System as star ratings as well as feature "group pages" that show the overall performance of a physician practice instead of individual doctors. Read more

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  • Healthcare Headlines: December 2017

    By Kindred Healthcare tags: CMS, cybersecurity, online reviews, tax bills
    Healthcare Headlines

    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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