Posts filed under ‘Elderly’

MedSpan Research’s Managed Markets Perspectives


MedSpan Research’s Managed Markets Perspectives: Pay For Performance Programs are becoming more prevalent. Dialysis facilities are already using this type of reimbursement program to improve on quality measures.

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Continue Reading July 21, 2015 at 11:21 AM 1 comment

A Different Type of Elderly Living Facility -The Movement Away from Traditional Nursing Homes


A new type of geriatric living facility is catching on. “Project Green Homes” are an alternative way of approaching elderly care. With more community-based living and less regimented schedules, residents are seeing improvements in their health and happiness.

Continue Reading April 21, 2015 at 1:14 PM Leave a comment

A Controversial Topic- End of Life Cost of Care Reduced in Hospice


On average, hospice saves $8,700 (12%) in cost of care per patient during the last year of life. Hospice reduces the need for hospitalizations and intensive care unit stays.

Continue Reading April 8, 2015 at 11:06 AM Leave a comment

Many Medicare Beneficiaries Seeing Their Needs Unmet, Especially When Care Being Prepaid


One of the most vulnerable patient groups in healthcare are the elderly. Still, there are Medicare beneficiaries reporting needs that are unmet. This includes any care that a patient requires, but does not receive.

Continue Reading April 6, 2015 at 11:32 AM Leave a comment

Lower Mortality Rates in Elderly Readmitted to Hospital Where Surgery was Performed Rather than Alternate Hospital


From January 2009-November 2011, 93,062 Medicare patients were re-hospitalized for complications due to major surgeries common in elderly patients. One in four of these Medicare beneficiaries were readmitted to a different hospital than the one where surgery was performed. The rate of mortality was 41% higher for these patients than those readmitted to the hospital where surgery was originally performed. Clinical integrating may improve outcomes for older US patients undergoing complex surgery.

Continue Reading March 18, 2015 at 11:31 AM Leave a comment

Medicare Value-Based Purchasing Program to Give Incentive Payment Boost to 37% More Hospitals in 2015 Than 2014


in 2015, 463 more hospitals will be seeing a Medicare value-based purchasing program payment boost than 2014.

Continue Reading March 18, 2015 at 9:17 AM Leave a comment


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