Hospital Readmission

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AHRQ Releases Guidance for Reductions in Medicaid Hospital Readmissions

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a comprehensive guide with an interactive toolkit for providers to target reductions in Medicaid hospital readmissions. While numerous CMS initiatives have...more

New Federal Guidance on Reducing Medicaid Hospital Readmissions

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently issued a guide to assist hospitals in reducing Medicaid patient readmissions. The AHRQ Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions is the product of a...more

HIPAA Marketing Rules Prompt First Amendment Challenge

In what is believed to be the first legal challenge to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule (the “Rule”), a vendor of prescription drug adherence services is seeking an injunction to block certain provisions of the Rule related to drug...more

Homeless Readmissions In Los Angeles – A Community Acts

After years of planning and in response to the reality of cuts from Medicare due to excessive readmissions, more than 30 Southern California hospitals and health systems and other providers gathered on June 10, 2013 to kick...more

First Year Analysis – The Pioneer ACO Program Wins Some, Loses Some

This week, CMS announced the shared savings results and the clinical achievements from the first year of the Pioneer ACO Program. During the first year...more

CMS Provides Progress Report to Senate Finance Committee on Healthcare Reform Efforts, Highlighting Decrease in Hospital...

On February 28, 2013, the acting principal deputy administrator and director of CMS, Jonathan Blum, provided a progress report to the Senate Finance Committee on CMS’s efforts to reform the healthcare delivery system,...more

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