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Bundled payments: Part and parcel of value-based care

Government and third-party payers are pushing for value-based, rather than volume-based, models of care, yet few hospitals are moving that direction, a survey shows. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that half of hospitals’ payments be value based by 2018, according to a 2016 Health Catalyst survey…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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Editorial

The shift toward value-based payment has gained some momentum with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) July 25 announcement of a proposed cardiac bundled payment model. Under the proposal, 98 randomly selected metropolitan areas would become accountable for the cost and quality of care related to coronary artery…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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Preventing a cyber attack takes commitment—and money

Information technology (IT) has been a lifesaver and a timesaver in healthcare, bringing speed and precision to medical-surgical procedures and replacing paperwork with electronic computation, storage, and communication. But there is a dark side. Systems can be sabotaged, files can be opened, and devices used in surgery can fail at…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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Survey finds little change in ASC leader compensation, satisfaction

Leaders in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are seeing little to no growth in salary, even through most are experiencing higher surgical volumes, according to the OR Manager 2016 Salary/Career Survey. The average annual salary was $104,721, slightly more than the $102,051 in 2015, but the average total compensation was down…

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By: OR Manager
September 2, 2016
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Study: Hospital readmissions sometimes save lives

Editor's Note Analyzing data on nearly 4,500 acute-care facilities, Johns Hopkins researchers found that the hospitals with the highest rates of readmissions were more likely to show better mortality scores. Data on mortality and hospital readmissions used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sometime fail to tell…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 1, 2016
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Trends in mortality, length of stay, hospital charges associated with HAIs

Editor's Note In this study of patients discharged from two tertiary-quaternary hospitals and one community hospital, researchers found no appreciable or consistent improvement in hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), mortality, or length of stay from 2006 and 2012. During this time, total charges declined by 11% for bloodstream infection and 13% for…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 31, 2016
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Joint Commission’s releases top five challenging requirements

Editor's Note The Joint Commission on August 31 released its top five most challenging requirements for the first half of 2016. The top five requirements cited most frequently as “not compliant” for hospitals during surveys and reviews from January 1 through June 30 are: 66% EC.02.06.01 The hospital establishes and…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 31, 2016
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Orthopedic implant market to hit $6.2 billion

Editor's Note The global orthopedic implant market is predicted to hit $6.2 billion by 2024, the August 26 Becker’s Spine Review reports. Factors that will impact the market: A growing number of geriatric patients and sports injuries will drive market growth. The cost and unfavorable reimbursements of implants will hinder…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 30, 2016
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Factors linked to pediatric surgical readmissions

Editor's Note Patient and hospital factors were associated with readmissions after pediatric surgical procedures in this study. Factors associated with readmissions included: patients with an emergency department visit within about 1 year before surgery American Society of Anesthesiologists Class IV or greater Hispanic ethnicity late-day or holiday/weekend discharges. Most factors…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 29, 2016
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FDA, device manufacturers make deal on user fees

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration and medical device manufacturers have made a deal on user fees companies pay to have the FDA review their products, the August 23 Mass Device reports. The Medical Device User Fee & Modernization Act IV will allow the FDA to collect nearly $1…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 25, 2016
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