Posts filed under ‘Hospital Care’

The Number of American Deaths Due to Hospital Acquired Conditions


Since 2010, many improvements have been made to protect the safety of patients during their stay in hospitals. This has not only saved the healthcare industry billions of dollars but, more importantly, has saved the lives of over 50,000 people.

Continue Reading April 13, 2015 at 11:50 AM Leave a comment

2015 Started Out With 89 New ACOs Joining the Medicare Shared Savings Program


89 new ACOs joined the Medicare Shared Savings Program starting January 2015, increasing the total participating ACOs to 424; including the Innovation Center’s 19 Pioneer ACOs. The 89 new Shared Services ACOs added 23,000 additional physicians and other providers to the Medicare Shared Savings Program’s provider network. The Share Services ACOs combined with the Innovation Center’s 19 Pioneer ACOs will serve over 7.8 million beneficiaries.

Continue Reading March 25, 2015 at 2:20 PM Leave a comment

Covered Lives Under ACOs as well as the Number of ACOs is Growing


The number of ACOs rose from Q4 2010 to Q4 2013 from 41 to 606. During that time frame, the number of ACOs’ covered lives grew from 0.2 million to 18.1 million. Will the numbers continue to increase?

Continue Reading March 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM 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

Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program – Increasing Penalties, Increasing Pressure


Medicare’s readmissions penalties increases pressure & spurs hospitals to action.

Continue Reading November 12, 2013 at 10:50 AM Leave a comment

Hospitalists series: the Neurohospitalist


A brief but in-depth look at how neurohospitalists are impacting hospital neurologic care and quality stroke metrics.

Continue Reading October 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM Leave a comment

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