Tag: Reimbursement

CJR program reduced some racial differences in outcomes

Editor's Note This study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, finds that Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program led to a reduction of racial differences in hospital readmission rates for patients having hip or knee replacement surgery. The retrospective cohort study included…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 19, 2022
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HHS says more funding is needed to combat COVID-19

Editor's Note According to the February 16 Becker’s Hospital Review, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xiaver Becerra said the Biden administration is estimating it will need some $30 billion to continue to fight against COVID-19. Another HHS representative told Politico the funding is needed "for additional resources to support…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 17, 2022
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The Joint Commission, AHA announce new advanced certification program for heart attack patient care

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on February 13, announced that it has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to develop a new advanced disease-specific care certification program for heart attack patient care. The Comprehensive Heart Attack Center (CHAC) Certification Program (CHAC), which is based on AHA clinical practice guidelines…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 14, 2022
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Report: Only 14.3% of hospitals comply with 2021 price transparency rule

Editor's Note According to Healthcare Purchasing News (HPN), a new report published by PatientRightsAdvocate.org shows that the majority of hospitals continue to not disclose the cost of care from consumers one year after an Executive Order requiring hospitals to post their real prices went into effect. The “Semi-Annual Hospital Price…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 14, 2022
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ASCs sue over lack of spine surgery reimbursement

Editor's Note According to the February 2 Becker’s ASC Review, two ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) recently filed lawsuits against insurance payers over reimbursement, or lack thereof, for spinal procedures. Surgery Center of Viera, based in Melbourne, Florida, filed its lawsuit January 20 against Cigna and consulting services Strategic Enterprise Solutions…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 3, 2022
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CMS cuts payments to 764 hospitals with high rates of HACs

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on January 26 announced that 764 hospitals will face payment cuts in FY 2022 under its Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, the January 31 Advisory Board reports. Hawaii and Idaho were the only states whose hospitals did not receive penalties.…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 3, 2022
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Association of COVID-19 with hospital readmissions

Editor's Note This study by researchers from New York University School of Medicine finds several factors associated with increased odds of readmission of patients hospitalized with COVID-19. In this retrospective cohort analysis of 6,191 adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in a New York safety-net hospital system between March 1 and…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 26, 2022
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Trends in ambulatory care during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study, led by researchers at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, finds that the use of ambulatory care services between March 2020 and February 2021 increased after an initial decrease with the onset of COVID-19. However, the rate of increase was significantly lower for Medicaid and/or Medicare…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 19, 2022
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Takeaways and lessons learned from OR Manager Conference

After more than a year in hiatus, OR Manager Conference was held in October 2021 in Chicago, bringing together hundreds of attendees, speakers, and exhibitors. After the live conference, OR Manager sat down with Cindy Kildgore, education coordinator for the OR Manager Conference; Amy Bethel, education coordinator for the OR…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 16, 2021
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Are spinal procedures the wave of the future for ASCs?

Looking toward 2022, spine procedures are expected to drive growth and optimize performance in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Michael Ast, MD, chief medical innovation officer for HSS, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, can attest to this personally. A year ago, his father could not even walk up a…

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By: Jennifer Lubell
December 16, 2021
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