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SONIFI HEALTH TO DELIVER OPENPLACEMENT CARE TRANSITION INFORMATION Justin Usher

November 8th, 2017 | 0

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LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 8, 2017) — SONIFI Health and OpenPlacement announced their partnership to make care transition easier for SONIFI Health customers using OpenPlacement’s Patient Choice platform. This partnership connects patients and care providers with the information they need to simplify the care transition process for all.

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DISCHARGE PLANNING: A CHECKLIST FOR HOSPITALS AND OTHER ACOS Justin Usher

August 16th, 2016 | 0

checklist-300x199Although the current hospital discharge planning process meets the needs of many inpatients released from the acute care setting, some discharges result in less-than-optimal outcomes for patients including complications and adverse events that lead to hospital readmissions. Reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and patient complications presents an opportunity for improving the quality and safety of patient care while lowering health care costs

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This entry was posted in Case Management, Discharge Planning, Readmissions

EXPANDING BUNDLED PAYMENTS: CMS PROPOSES NEW BUNDLED PAYMENTS RULE Justin Usher

August 11th, 2016 | 0

Amoney-in-glove-2cute care hospitals in certain selected geographic areas will participate in retrospective episode payment models targeting care for medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries receiving services during acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft, and surgical hip/femur fracture treatment episodes. All related care within 90 days of hospital discharge will be included in the episode of care.

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Utilizing Provider Networks While Respecting Patient Choice Justin Usher

July 26th, 2016 | 0

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Hospitals and ACOs are under increasing pressure from the new changes instituted by CMS and the Affordable Care Act’s value-based purchasing initiatives to produce lower costs in the aim of providing better quality. They are increasingly responsible for the outcomes of patients not only under their care, but also under the care of Home Health Agencies (HHAs) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs).

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Accommodating Patient Choice in Bundled Payment Initiatives Justin Usher

July 12th, 2016 | 0

Bundled_PaymentsThe hospital, as part of the discharge planning process, must inform the patient or the patient’s family of their freedom to choose among participating Medicare providers of post hospital care services and must, when possible, respect patient and family preferences when they are expressed. The hospital must not specify or otherwise limit the qualified providers that are available to the patient. 

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Managing Post-Acute Risk: Key Strategies for Hospitals Justin Usher

July 7th, 2016 | 0

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In 2013, the first cohorts participating in The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative entered into payment arrangements emphasizing  accountability, both financial and performance-based. These arrangements, championed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), were designed to provide for episodes of care in the aim of reducing costs to Medicare while improving the quality and coordination of patient care.

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Do Seniors Want So Many Medicare Choices? Trudy Lieberman

November 10th, 2015 | 0

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Seniors need more Medicare choices, or do they? The answer depends, of course, on who’s doing the asking.

Republicans and others advocating a voucher plan for Medicare invoke the choice argument as the rationale for transforming Medicare from social insurance provided by the government to privatized arrangements between individuals and the marketplace. Under a voucher system, the government would give seniors and people who are disabled a fixed amount of money to buy insurance from private carriers much the way the rest of America does.

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Top Recruiters And Job Sites For Case Managers, Discharge Planners And Social Workers OpenPlacement Admin

September 14th, 2015 | 0

TopListWelcome to our first of what we hope to be an annual installment of the top recruiters and job sites in the US for Case Managers, Discharge Planners and Social Workers. As always we take into consideration 
geographic coverage, clout in the community, specialization, and feedback from our community of Case Managers.  If you feel we have missed out on a great recruiter for Case Managers please let us know!

 
 

 

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Making Household Adjustments for the Aging Spine (Guest Post) Catherine Reeson

May 12th, 2015 | 0

Aging Spine It’s no secret that as we age, our spine along with other body parts let us know that things have changed. Changes to our spine as we get older can result in discomfort, pain or additional complications. In order to accommodate these changes, you may want to make some adjustments to your household to provide comfort and relief from pain from an aging spine. Even if your aging spine is causing you discomfort or limited mobility, it’s important to participate in some type of exercise to prevent further damage or discomfort. You will want to check with your doctor to ensure that the activities you plan on participating in are safe for your condition.

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55 Plus Communities for Seniors – How to Find the Best One Christina Morales

April 22nd, 2015 | 0

55 Plus CommunitiesGrowing up I had two very different grandmothers: one was vivacious, played on her work softball team, traveled with seniors groups, and wouldn’t leave the house without a perfectly made up face and every hair in place. My other grandmother was the complete opposite; she always seemed frail, she had an intimate circle of a few friends, and her style was simple and unassuming. There is one common lesson that I learned from these two women… age is relative (no pun intended!). Let us explore some tips when look for 55 plus communities for seniors.

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