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Mass General files performance improvement plan with state

Healthcare Dive

Massachusetts' largest hospital system has set cost savings targets after state regulators found fault with its healthcare spending growth and pressured the nonprofit to scale back a proposed expansion project

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Revenue cycle transformation: 3.4% increase in net revenue and still growing

Nordic

revenue cycle Performance Improvement SuccessA transformative engagement with Nordic Consulting helps Lawrence General Hospital achieve revenue goals. Lawrence General Hospital (LGH) faced a series of challenges with their revenue cycle operations.

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Polishing your portal to empower patients

Nordic

featured Performance ImprovementMany industries have made strategic investments in tools that provide their consumers with increased access, control, and convenience.

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The Benefits Of Strong QAPI Programs In Home Health Care

Home Health Care

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs have been ubiquitous in the home health space for the past few years, but in light of the nationwide expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP), the process may begin to hold more weight than ever.

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The value of data infrastructure modernization for the health system [Podcast]

Nordic

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With QAPIs, Home Health Providers Should Opt For Tailored Approaches

Home Health Care

Curating a specific plan based on a home health provider’s needs, deficiencies and vulnerabilities is key to having successful Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs. The performance improvement aspect, or second part, refers to the actions taken by providers.

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PatientBond, Vizient team up for digital behavior change tools

Healthcare It News

Patient engagement SaaS provider PatientBond and healthcare performance improvement and analytics company Vizient are partnering up to provide Vizient member healthcare organizations with digital patient engagement and behavior change programs.

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MIPS Reporting in 2023: Having More Options but Challenging

p3care

For the monitoring of the Cost performance category, no tools offer by the CMS during the performance year MIPS 2023. All the providers get according to the score of their performance related to the other providers respectively. In the MIPS 2023 reporting period.

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Rebuilding the Healthcare Workforce

Medi Leadership

Instead of relying on offsite seminars, mentoring, corporate leadership programs for high potential leaders and the like, they strive to create a growth culture where personal development and improvement practices are woven into the day-to-day operations and culture for everyone.

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Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Takes Steps to Hold High-Cost Health System Accountable

NASHP

HPC to Require First Performance Improvement Plan for Large Health System. In making this decision, the HPC Board found that MGB’s spending performance has likely impacted the state’s ability to meet its health care cost growth benchmark, which has been exceeded in 2018 and 2019.

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Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR) – Thursday, August 25, 2:00 pm ET

Briggs Healthcare

On August 25 th from 2:00 pm ET – 3:00 pm ET, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Technical Assistance (TA) Team will present Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR). During this event, the TA Team will introduce the two (2) types of expanded HHVBP Model performance feedback reports: Interim Performance Reports (IPRs) and Annual Performance Reports (APRs).

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Elevate patient experiences with healthcare data insights

Cloud Blogs

In this difficult environment, the most successful healthcare organizations are the ones that are driving digital transformation and tapping into innovative healthcare technology solutions to improve patient care. Improve clinical and financial outcomes by accelerating digital transformation.

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Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Live Encore – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR)

Briggs Healthcare

On October 11 th from 2:00 pm ET – 3:00 pm ET , the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Technical Assistance (TA) Team will present a live encore presentation of the August 25 th webinar: Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR). Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

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[In The News] The Power of Well Screen’s Automated Entrance Management System Goes Mobile for Online Screenings and Check-ins

Readiness Rounds

When healthcare facilities protect people entering their buildings, they also improve their quality of care and patient experience. The Power of Well Screen’s Automated Entrance Management System Goes Mobile for Online Screenings and Check-ins. November 19 , 2021, Eudora, Ks.—

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SpendMend Completes Acquisition of VIE Healthcare Consulting

Vie Healthcare

SpendMend acquires industry-leading provider for margin improvement and cost savings in healthcare. VIE Healthcare Consulting has developed proprietary software and technology in the area of healthcare data optimization and intelligence that is designed to deliver financial improvement.

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Dedalus Expands Work with AWS as Strategic Cloud Provider

HIT Consultant

With cloud-based EHRs , customers lower their total cost of ownership, improve their security posture, can scale on demand, improve disaster recovery, and increase operational performance system-wide.

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Discovering Missed Health Insurance Coverage: The 3 Most Common Types

nThrive

Source Kaufman Hall 2020 Performance Improvement Report. In 2020, 47% of hospitals saw increases in bad debt and uncompensated care. 1 Incomplete or inaccurate patient demographic information, an unverified primary payer, resource constraints and more contribute to this deficit.

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CMS Action to Expand Access to Emergency Care Services in Rural Communities  

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs) are a new provider type established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to address the growing concern over closures of rural hospitals.

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The Resiliency of High Reliability Organizations

Readiness Rounds

A Performance Improvement Solution is just one piece of the high reliability healthcare puzzle, along with: Teamwork. Financial Burden : employing a system that improves the quality, efficiency and overall value of the care provided qualifies facilities for financial incentives.

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The Resiliency of High Reliability Organizations

Readiness Rounds

A Performance Improvement Solution is just one piece of the high reliability healthcare puzzle, along with: Teamwork. Financial Burden : employing a system that improves the quality, efficiency and overall value of the care provided qualifies facilities for financial incentives.

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Building Your Revenue Cycle Metrics Constellation

HIT Consultant

Peter started his career in health policy but has spent more than 20 years in revenue cycle performance improvement. He has worked with leading academic medical centers and integrated delivery networks to improve collections and manage costs.

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Medtronic Taps Vizient to Offer AI-Powered Surgical Video Management & Analytics Platform for OR

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Medtronic announced a new contract with Vizient , a leading healthcare performance improvement company for more than half the nation’s healthcare providers, to offer Touch Surgery™?

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Measurement-based care IT helps Inova Kellar Center improve patient outcomes

Healthcare It News

Can we prove we are making a difference and improving patient outcomes?" For the organization, measurement-based care is the opportunity to assess the effectiveness of programming and interventions as a key component of ongoing performance improvement initiatives, he said.

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What is Integrated Marketing and Why It’s Crucial for Healthcare Brands

Health Care Success

3. Improve marketing campaign performance. Determine which channels are under-performing . Improve messaging consistency as needed to optimize your campaign. Business leaders in every industry understand that morale starts at the top. .

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Voices: Beth Ann Longo, Associate Director, Department of Research, The Joint Commission

Home Health Care

Longo also shares results from a recent Joint Commission study on home health agency performance with and without Joint Commission accreditation. There is much that can be drawn from this type of research given its importance to continuous improvement.

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Breaking News: CMS Posts Updated Appendix PP and Survey Guidance

Briggs Healthcare

Today’s updates to guidance are just one piece of CMS’s ongoing effort to implement President Joe Biden’s vision to protect seniors by improving the safety and quality of our nation’s nursing homes, as outlined in a fact sheet released prior to his first State of the Union Address in March 2022.”.

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Value-Based Purchasing: Is Your Agency Ready?

Home Health Care

Agencies that will be subject to the HHVBP program for the first time during performance year 2023 have the valuable opportunity to learn from those that have already adopted the new payment model. Being able to score OASIS correctly will be key to showing outcome improvements,” Ross says. “If

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[Press Release] White Plains Hospital Pioneers First High Reliability Approach

Readiness Rounds

The program will provide the hospital with a technology-based system for tracking, trending, and responding to its internal performance in key areas, in real time. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D.

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[Press Release] White Plains Hospital Pioneers First High Reliability Approach

Readiness Rounds

The program will provide the hospital with a technology-based system for tracking, trending, and responding to its internal performance in key areas, in real time. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D.

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It’s Time to Give Patients “Admin Access” to Manage Their Healthcare

HIT Consultant

Through his work at Bain & Company, the Boston Consulting Group, and other boutique firms, he has spent years advising providers, payors, and the pharma industry on strategy and performance improvement. Vik Krishnan, General Manager of Intrado Digital Workflows.

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Lemon Oils of Australia: Lemon-scented Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, and Lemongrass

American College of Healthcare Sciences

Cognitive performance improved in a small study with 30 women who inhaled lemongrass aroma. Effects of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Essential Oil Inhalation on Cognitive Performance and Mood in Healthy Women. By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT.

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Accountable Care Organizations Are Diving Head First Into Home-Based Care

Home Health Care

The IAC provides research, analytics, health policy analysis and performance improvement collaboratives for the ACO industry. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have considerably increased their home-based care arsenals over recent years.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Specific Providers

Briggs Healthcare

e)(4) CMS waived the requirement that prevents a physician from delegating a task when the regulations specify that the physician must perform it personally. Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) – 42 CFR §483.75(b)–(d)

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Letter From the Editor

Patient Safety

In each issue, we publish original research, perspectives from providers and patients, patient safety initiatives, quality improvement studies, and other pieces to both inform and inspire our readers to make the necessary changes to provide safe care for all patients. Their results from an iterative performance improvement project offer promising results for patients with a National Early Warning Score (NEWS) of ?7. Improvement starts with knowledge and ends with better car

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Hellman & Friedman and Bain Capital Acquires athenahealth for $17B

HIT Consultant

athenahealth’s solutions and services enable its customers to increase clinical efficiency, optimize financial performance, improve patient care outcomes, and support providers in accelerating their shift toward value-based care.

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The 5 Essential Traits of High Reliability in Healthcare

Readiness Rounds

We’ve all heard of high reliability and have read about other industries that accomplish exceptional safety performance. In most instances, the five traits are significantly supported by Readiness Rounds methodology and performance improvement (PI) platform.

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The 5 Essential Traits of High Reliability in Healthcare

Readiness Rounds

We’ve all heard of high reliability and have read about other industries that accomplish exceptional safety performance. In most instances, the five traits are significantly supported by Readiness Rounds methodology and performance improvement (PI) platform.

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Improving Oral Health Access through Managed Care Quality Initiatives in Pennsylvania

NASHP

Improving Oral Health Access through Managed Care Quality Initiatives in Pennsylvania By Allie Atkeson. States are engaged in a variety of efforts to improve oral health access as part of improving overall health outcomes for Medicaid members.

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Final Rule Gives Home Health Agencies Breathing Room for HHVBP, Medicare Sequestration

Home Health Care

One of the nice things about HHVBP is that it wasn’t set up to take new performance measures that agencies aren’t familiar with or accustomed to,” Little said. “If Still, some home health stakeholders believe there is still room for improvement when it comes to HHVBP.

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Strengthening Oral Health in the U.S. Through Integration and Workforce Development: Lessons from State and Federal Health Officials

NASHP

CMS quality measures also drive oral health care improvement efforts at the state level. States use these measures to design oral health quality improvement initiatives including incentive payments and performance improvement projects in managed care programs.

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States Advancing Equitable Maternal Health Policy Highlighted at #NASHPCONF22

NASHP

Disparities in maternal mortality also did not improve, with Black individuals more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes. Covering Doula and Midwifery Services for Medicaid Members to Improve Outcomes.

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2022 Healthcare Cost Savings Year In Review | E. 59

Vie Healthcare

How can I improve my business, how can I improve my profitability? I often say that contracts are a hospital’s currency, and you could really drive improvements, but we’ve got to catch that headwind that’s coming.

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Administration Strengthens Oversight of Nation’s Poorest-Performing Nursing Homes

Briggs Healthcare

Today’s announcement is part of a series of new actions the Biden-Harris Administration is taking to increase accountability of bad actors in the nursing home industry, improve the quality of nursing homes and make them safer. Let us be clear: we are cracking down on enforcement of our nation’s poorest-performing nursing homes,” said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “As These changes to the SFF Program will help drive improvements to resident care in affected facilities.