New CMS Hospital Compare rankings (full list) and other healthcare news articles – April 18-24

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web New CMS #Hospital Compare rankings (full list) | Healthcare Finance News http://t.co/3q5PhRP5tc — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) April 22, 2015 #Medicare spending by age: How much more does #Medicare spend on older beneficiaries than younger ones? http://t.co/0vV30hQwYl — Kaiser Family Found (@KaiserFamFound) April 18, 2015 […]

2016 IPPS Proposed Rule contains components that will challenge providers

On Friday, April 17, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released, for display, its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule (PR). The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The link to the CMS home page can be found here: […]

CMS QIO Progress Report Promotes Quality in Medicare Program and other healthcare news articles – April 11-17

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web "CMS QIO Progress Report Promotes Quality in #Medicare Program – RevCycleIntelligence" http://t.co/bachJGsFDf by @RevCycleIntel — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) April 13, 2015 "Hospitals picking up the pace with value-based contracts, Kaufman Hall survey finds" http://t.co/wp559oWjBB by @beckershr — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) April 14, 2015 Experts: […]

How to calculate the LACE risk score

  The LACE index identifies patients that are at risk for readmission or death within thirty days of discharge. The medical literature refers to hospital readmissions as “common, expensive and often preventable” occurrences in acute-care medicine. They are now widely accepted as a quality of care barometer. Hospital readmission rates have joined the ranks of […]

CMS delays RAC enforcement of ‘two-midnight’ rule and other healthcare news articles – April 4-10

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web What do we know about health care access and quality in #MedicareAdvantage vs the traditional #Medicare program? http://t.co/crPW7BGeBB — Kaiser Family Found (@KaiserFamFound) April 8, 2015 Why #healthcare quality measures don't go deep enough – FierceHealthcare http://t.co/MRrnDzwW6t — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) April 6, 2015 […]