Sat.May 28, 2022 - Fri.Jun 03, 2022

10 Behaviors that generate powerful results

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. People are always looking for an edge; a way to position themselves a half step ahead of the crowd.

5 ways to future-proof your telehealth program

Healthcare Dive

Leaders have an opportunity to reimagine their telehealth infrastructure with these five best practices

There is no debate – Patient Medical Homes are the way to go

Healthy Debate

The post There is no debate – Patient Medical Homes are the way to go appeared first on Healthy Debate. Primary Debate Categories

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How EMS Workers Can Supplement the Home-Based Care Workforce

Home Health Care

When Medically Home announced that it had received another round of funding money in January , the $110 million in the form of a strategic investment was led by a diverse group of companies.

News 6/3/22

HIStalk

Top News Newly launched digital holding company Accrete Health Partners.

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FTC sues to block 2 hospital mergers

Healthcare Dive

The agency said the separate deals in Utah and New Jersey would reduce competition and raise prices

It’s Time for the Federal Government to Get Back to Protecting the Nation Against COVID-19

Bill of Health

By Jennifer S. Over the past two years, the Supreme Court has shown unprecedented hostility to efforts by both state and federal government to stop the spread of what every day turns out to be an even more deadly pandemic.

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The Patient as Consumer and Payer – A Focus on Financial Stress and Wellbeing

Health Populi

Year 3 into the COVID-19 pandemic, health citizens are dealing with coronavirus variants in convergence with other challenges in daily life: price inflation, civil and social stress, anxiety and depression, global security concerns, and the safety of their families.

PBM practices are keeping consumers from generics savings, white paper finds

Healthcare Dive

Consumers are overpaying for generic drug prescriptions by as much as 20% due to pharmacy benefit manager practices like copay clawbacks and spread pricing, researchers found

News 6/1/22

HIStalk

Top News Population health management vendor Lightbeam Health Solutions will.

Most Recent CMS, CDC and NHSN Long-Term Care COVID-19 Data

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted the Nursing Home COVID-19 data for the week ending May 22, 2022.

Beat the Heat for Older Adults

Healthcare Associates

Beat the Heat for Older Adults. Seniors are often at higher risk for heat-related illnesses like sunstroke due to how their bodies regulate temperature less efficiently than younger adults.

Payers to return $1B to enrollees after record years of rebates, KFF says

Healthcare Dive

The amount reflects the third-straight year of massive insurer rebates as payers experienced high profits from the COVID-19 pandemic

The Growing Risk of Wound Care Negligence for Home Health Providers

Home Health Care

With wound care services becoming more prevalent in the home health care world, the risk of being liable for negligence has become greater for providers.

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National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety (IHI) 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Despite substantial effort over the past 20 years, preventable harm in health care remains a major concern in the United States.

Social Determinants of Health Risks Challenge the Promise of Hospital-to-Home

Health Populi

In the wake of the pandemic and growing consumer preferences, the hospital-to-home movement is gaining traction among health systems. Amidst bullish forecasts for the promise of hospital-to-home discharges, the ability for many patients to make this migration would be a difficult bridge to cross.

Ascension taps current chief data officer as new CIO

Healthcare Dive

Gagan Singh is replacing Gerry Lewis, who during his time as CIO oversaw layoffs and the outsourcing of tech support in Ascension's technologies team

PwC Report: 5 Key Actions for Pharma Companies to Drive Value Growth

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – A new PwC report offers insights into how pharma companies can translate game-changing science into greater returns.

SNF 3-Day Rule Billing Fact Sheet Updated

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has provided a routine update of the SNF 3-Day Rule Billing Fact Sheet for May 2022. No substantive changes were made from the previous version.

Health Systems Continue to Extract Value Out of Home-Based Care Partnerships

Home Health Care

Joint ventures and collaborations between home-based care providers, tech companies and health systems continue to have operational upside. Some of the biggest names in home-based care have already proven that to be the case with their joint venture strategies over the past several months and years.

Telehealth visits dropped in March amid sunny COVID-19 outlook, new report finds

Healthcare Dive

The data provides a snapshot of early 2022 when COVID-19 infections dropped and patients seemed more willing to return to the doctor's office

14 Ways to Reduce Long Patient Wait Times

Healthcare Success

The pandemic fast-tracked the growing notion of healthcare consumerism , spurring several changes in the healthcare industry. These changes include modernizing business processes and focusing on improvements that positively impact patient wait times and appointment times. .

Free Seminar on Emergency Preparedness, Designed for Frontline Staff 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. NAHCA is excited to announce the launch of a new seminar focused on ?emergency emergency preparedness!

Ordr Secures $40M for Real-Time Connected Device Security Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Ordr , a company making the complex problem of securing every connected device — from traditional IT devices to newer and more vulnerable IoT, IoMT or OT — simple, today announced it has raised an additional $40M.

Rite Aid forays into care delivery for rural seniors with new Homeward partnership

Healthcare Dive

The new Homeward partnership is Rite Aid's first effort to bring clinical services to its stores, following in the tracks of rivals like CVS Health and Walgreens

In support of addiction and mental health patients in emergency departments

Healthy Debate

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New/Modifications to the Place of Service (POS) Codes for Telehealth 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS posted a replacement Transmittal 11437 – Change Request 12427 on Friday, May 27, 2022. A corresponding 2-page MM12427 – New/Modifications to the Place of Service (POS) Codes for Telehealth was posted as well.

Akili + Roblox Form First of Its Kind Digital Treatment Partnership

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Akili’s EndeavorRx , the first and only FDA-cleared video game ADHD treatment for kids, is uniting with Roblox’s global virtual universes forming a first-of-its-kind partnership. .

Residents at Los Angeles County hospitals vote to authorize strike

Healthcare Dive

Of the voting members, 99% cast ballots in favor of authorizing a strike after failing to reach a new bargaining agreement with the county

Former Home Health Leaders Turning Their Attention to Non-Medical Home Care

Home Health Care

In order for AccordCare to reach its goals of becoming a nationally recognized provider, the Marietta, Georgia-based company is dedicated to offering a diversified set of services to its clients. Brandon Ballew, the CEO of AccordCare, is a former Kindred at Home executive.

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Updated FMLA Guidance on Mental Health, Job-Protected Leave for Workers, Employers 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, posted this News Release on May 25, 2022: The National Institute of Health estimates that nearly one in five U.S. adults – or about 52.9

Outdated Pain Models & The Rise of New Science on Chronic Pain

HIT Consultant

Yoni Ashar, Ph.D., Clinical Advisor at Lin Health. More than 50 million adults in the United States – more than 20% – suffer from chronic pain, and more than 19.6 million adults have pain that interferes with their lives more days than not.

Gender pay gap for registered nurses widened during pandemic

Healthcare Dive

The findings come as hospitals face major hurdles recruiting and retaining enough staff two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and as healthcare workers and unions push for higher wages

Medicare Funds Stronger Than Previously Predicted – But Still in Trouble

Home Health Care

Medicare funds – which are the largest payer of home health care services – are not running out quite as fast as previously predicted.

Updates to Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting: Long-Term Care Facilities (Slide Deck)

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. NHSN has posted the Long-term Care Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting Changes and Updates slides that correspond with the update provided in late May. The 45-slide deck includes: AND.

Is It Finally Time for Hospital-at-Home or is Time Up?

HIT Consultant

Karen Conway, VP of Healthcare Value, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX).

Black patients more likely to face hospital security response, study shows

Healthcare Dive

The paper is the latest in a flurry of publications that have showcased inequity in hospital systems across the country