Business
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Hospital Readmissions

JohnCGoodman - January 29, 2013

Austin Frakt has been doing an excellent job of reviewing the literature on this subject. This is from an overview of his recent posts: Austin Frakt has…

Person-Centered HealthCare: Can Patient-Centered Care Reduce Hospital Readmissions?
Business
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Business
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Person-Centered HealthCare: Can Patient-Centered Care Reduce Hospital Readmissions?

David Harlow - December 14, 2012

                   Photo:Hospital/shutterstockA new Press Ganey white paper highlights an association between HCAHPS performance -- patient experience scores -- and lower rates of readmission. (Performance Insights - The…

Health Reform
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Readmissions and Consumer Engagement

DavidEWilliams - October 24, 2012

The term “consumer engagement” is bandied about a lot these days. Often the term doesn’t mean all that much –just a consumer logging onto a wellness website…

Health Reform
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Connected Health, Reimbursement, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

JosephKvedar - September 26, 2012

We’re starting to see some funny economics emerge as healthcare payment reform truly takes shape. Just this last week I saw two interesting, unrelated articles that give…

Hospital Administration
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Are Readmissions Always Bad?

JohnCGoodman - September 27, 2011

Medicare will penalize hospitals for high readmissions rates, starting in 2013. But is this a good thing? Some say it is not. Medicare will penalize hospitals for…

Hospital Administration
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Many of the ACA Quality-Enhancing Ideas Have Previously Failed

JohnCGoodman - September 15, 2011

One of the many pilot projects of health reform is to reduce the number of readmissions within 30 days of Medicare patients discharged from a hospital. The…