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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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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Social Media

    By Kindred Healthcare tags: HIPAA, secureIT, security, social media

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    Have you posted, tweeted, pinned, liked, shared or checked-in today? If so, you're one of over a billion people worldwide who regularly connect to social media. With the benefits and conveniences of social media also come risks. Follow these best practices to protect yourself: 

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  • contactcentercis1Participants at Kindred's seventh annual Clinical Impact Symposium heard about how the Marketing and Communications team supports the important work that Kindred clinicians do every day to take care of patients across the country. The team, led by Susan Moss, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, runs programs in the areas of physician outreach, social media and reputation management, and consumer outreach. The programs have made a significant impact on the way people - from referral sources, potential patients and their families, employees and the general public - view Kindred and understand what services it offers.

    Physician outreach programs allow us to reach doctors with whom we do not have a relationship by offering information they can use such as white papers and facts about transitional care.

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