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- Northern exposure: Charting one case manager's Alaskan adventure
Stationed in Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, Randi Ferrare, RN, BSN, a case management consultant, says moose really do wander into the city streets from time to time and mountain ranges ring the city. In many ways, Providence Alaska Medical Center, where Ferrare works as the interim director of case management and social work, is like any other major metropolitan U.S. hospital.
- Pioneer ACO a financial success
The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization model is paying off in savings, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- Hospitals hiring increases in April
Hiring at hospitals across the nation saw a .24% jump in April.
- Providing patients with free medications can save millions
Hospitals that pay for patients’ post-heart attack meds could not only save lives, but money, according to a new analysis published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and reported on by HealthLeaders Media.
- Hospital starts team home visits to reduce readmissions
Paying a visit to patients in their homes can help keep them out of the hospital, according to Valley Health System in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The health system recently began a program that sends medical teams, comprised of a paramedic, critical care nurse and emergency medical technician, to check up on recently discharged patients.
- CMS releases proposed rule to update inpatient rehab payments
CMS issued a proposed rule in the April 23 Federal Register that will not only update the pay rate for inpatient rehabilitation facilities, but also revise reporting requirements and quality measures.