Archive for: July 2016

CMS Unveils New Mandatory Medicare Bundled Payment Models for Cardiac & Hip Fracture Cases, Plus Proposed Refinements to CJR Program

CMS publicized striving plans to expand mandatory Medicare bundled payment programs to incentive better quality of care rather than volume of service for hip fractures and cardiac rehabilitation. July 25, 2016 by  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. http://innovation.cms.gov/Files/x/advancing-care-coordination-nprm.pdf  

Telehealth sweet spot? Remote monitoring of patients with cardiovascular or respiratory disease, AHRQ says

In the coming years according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the medical industry could see telehealth technologies being used to monitor maternal and pediatric care, and dermatology. For now though the supporting data amplifies the benefits of telehealth in reducing hospital readmission’s and improving...
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