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Medicare Patient 30-Day Readmission Rates Fell in 2012

March 4, 2013

Healthcare executives across the country have been frustrated with their 30-day patient-readmission rates, especially among Medicare recipients. For five years or so, it seemed like nothing could be done to keep these rates from increasing. However, 2012 might have been a turning point, according to CMS. As Stephanie Armour reports for Bloomberg, “Thirty-day readmission rates […]

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Individual Mandate Rules Lack Teeth, Will Hurt Hospitals Further

February 5, 2013

Healthcare reform’s individual mandate has left many pundits and politicians foaming and frothing at the mouth with rage. According to Philip Betbeze at HealthLeaders Media, this foaming and frothing may have been a waste of energy, because the set of proposed rules as issued from the IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services […]

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A Breakdown of 2013 Hospital Quality Issues (Part 1 of 2)

January 10, 2013

Cheryl Clark over at HealthLeaders Media conveniently outlines the “Top 10 Quality Issues of 2013.” Below is an overview of the first five on her list, but we highly recommend that you read the entire article for a deeper understanding of the issues discussed. It can be found here. 1.) Cracking HACs Beginning Oct. 1, […]

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