Healthcare Business Weekly Update, August 1, 2016
August 1, 2016  Vol. XVIII, No. 21
Sponsored by: Hospital-Nursing Home Collaborations to Reduce Avoidable Admissions and Readmissions: A UPMC Case Study on Curbing Long-Term Care Hospitalizations

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) RAVEN project to reduce hospitalizations among nursing facility residents was one of two programs that significantly reduced avoidable hospitalizations and costs in this population, according to a CMS evaluation. During Hospital-Nursing Home Collaborations to Reduce Avoidable Admissions and Readmissions: A UPMC Case Study on Curbing Long-Term Care Hospitalizations, a 45-minute webinar on August 4, 2016, April Kane, UPMC's RAVEN project co-director, will share the key components of the RAVEN program and preparations for the fall launch of RAVEN Phase 2, designed to test a new payment model. Click here to register or obtain more information.

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  1. Medicare's Latest Bundled Payment Models Pathway to MACRA Advanced Alternative Payments

  2. CMS: 5 MACRA Feedback Priorities Include Patient Impact, Physician Readiness

  3. Hospital's Collaborative, Team-Based Care Behind Nation's Lowest Heart Attack Readmission Rate

  4. Reducing Readmissions and Avoidable Emergency Department Visits Through a Connected Care Management Strategy

  5. Care Transitions Playbook Sets Transfer Rules for Post-Acute Network Members

  6. Post-Acute Care Trends: Cross-Setting Collaborations to Align Clinical Standards and Provider Demands

  7. New Chart: Top Clinical Conditions Targeted by Health Data Analytics Programs

  8. 5 Ways Hospitals Can Court Caregivers' Influence Over Patient Satisfaction Ratings

  9. Infographic: The Impact of Medication Reconciliation on Readmission Rates

  10. HIN Case Study Membership Passport to Innovation

  11. 5 U.S. Foundations Collaborate to Transform Chronic Care Management for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

  12. Medicare Chronic Care Management Billing: Evidence-Based Workflows to Maximize CCM Revenue

  13. Payoffs from Patient Care Plans and Goal-Setting in Chronic Care Management

  14. Health Coaching in 2016: Motivational Interviewing Sparks Behavior Change Conversation

  15. Popular Mobile Health Apps Fail to Serve Vulnerable Populations: UCSF Study

  16. 2016 Healthcare Benchmarks: Digital Health

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