The 4 C’s of Reducing Readmissions

Healthcare is using the four C’s — communication, care transitions, case management and collaboration — to reduce readmissions, according to new market research on Reducing Hospital Readmissions. Read more

Tool for Talking about End-of-Life Care

There’s no question that physicians’ primary role is to improve their patients’ survival. But what about those patients whose options have run out? Read more

Incenting Physicians to Improve the Patient Experience

Practices that exceed patient satisfaction metrics will be rewarded at bonus time, explains Bruce Nash, MD, MBA, senior VP of medical affairs and CMO for Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan Inc. (CDPHP). Read more

7 Emerging Trends in Healthcare Case Management

Not only are more healthcare organizations utilizing case managers, but the practice of embedding case managers at the point of care is intensifying, according to the second annual Healthcare Case Management survey conducted in January 2011. For example, the number of case managers working in hospital admissions offices nearly doubled from 2010 to 2011. Read more

CMS Seeks ACO Pioneers for Summer Launch

Do you have what it takes to be a pioneer? CMS is seeking up to 30 vanguard healthcare companies for its Pioneer ACO program set to launch this summer ahead of the January 2012 Medicare Shared Savings Program. Only those practiced in care coordination and willing to accept financial accountability and performance incentives need apply. This week’s Healthcare Business Weekly Update contains more details as well as a link to the application, which must be submitted by July 18. Read more

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