Posts filed under ‘Hospital trends’

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

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

How will private ACOs impact your business?


As healthcare reform shifts from traditional fee-for-service to alternative provider compensation models, such as shared savings/risk-sharing arrangements, provider organizations that aren’t already on the ACO bandwagon are closely watching the performance of ACOs around the country to see if they should get in the game. Last week, a private California ACO reported early success.

Continue Reading June 16, 2014 at 10:43 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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