Tag: Readmissions

Preventing Hospital Readmissions – What You Need to Know

Beginning today, Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Continue reading

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What You Should Know: Health Plans Helping to Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmissions

There is an increasing amount of evidence showing that the programs and services health plans have implemented are helping to reduce preventable hospital readmissions for patients compared to FFS Medicare. Continue reading

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New Study in AJMC Provides Further Evidence of the Effectiveness of Medicare Advantage Plans

A new joint study by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and MedAssurant, Inc. shows the continued value of Medicare Advantage in lowering hospital readmission rates compared to outdated Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). Continue reading

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New Dartmouth Atlas Study Highlights Preventable Readmissions

The Dartmouth Atlas has released its latest report — this one focused on variation in readmission rates for Medicare patients. The report shows the need for the entire health care system to utilize health plans’ innovative tools to help reduce readmissions and improve patient safety and outcomes. Continue reading

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New AHIP Publication Highlights Health Plan Initiatives to Improve Patient Safety

A new publication released today by America’s Health Insurance Plans, Innovations in Patient Safety, highlights 16 health plans’ efforts to prevent health care-acquired conditions, help patients transition smoothly from hospital to home, and manage chronic conditions effectively to avoid complications and preventable readmissions. Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Looks at Efforts to Cut Down on Hospital Readmissions

The Wall Street Journal examines efforts to cut down on hospital readmissions and echoes AHIP studies showing health plans’ tools help cut down readmissions. Continue reading

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AHIP Study Shows Private Health Plans Make A Difference In Preventing Hospital Readmissions

Health plans’ programs are making in difference in preventable hospital readmissions according to a 2010 study. Continue reading

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Hospital readmissions total more than $1.25 billion in Pennsylvania

An article in yesterday‘s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review highlighted the problem of hospital readmissions in Pennsylvania. Here are a few highlights…. Continue reading

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SF Chronicle Article Highlights New Study on Medicare/Medicaid Hospital Readmissions

Throughout the reform debate one of the major issues discussed was how to improve the quality of care that all patients receive.  Nowhere is this conversation more important than in the area of hospital readmissions.  In fact, an article in today’s San Francisco Chronicle highlights how acute this problem is in California.  According to the Chronicle’s article on a new report put out by the California Discharge Planning Collaboration

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Medicare Advantage is Reducing Preventable Hospital Readmissions for Seniors

A new analysis of federal and state government data provides further evidence that seniors in Medicare Advantage have lower risk-adjusted hospital readmission rates than patients in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service (FFS) program, according to a report released today by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Continue reading

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