Hospitals Tap Drugstores To Curb Readmissions
How Can Hospitals Help Slow Readmissions? Many hospitals are at risk for patient readmission fines. Since readmission fees began, many hospitals find themselves losing income.
3 Ways To Make Readmission Policies Fair For Hospitals
Understand Current Policy Since the Affordable Care Act created the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, hospitals now encounter reduced reimbursement payments for surplus 30-day readmission rates.
Reducing Preventable ER Visits with Analytics
Every so often we see stories about 911 dispatchers burdened by non-emergency calls. They make headlines because people encumber the system with requests that are
Hospital Outsourcing a Lasting Trend, Especially for Remote Patient Monitoring
“Do what you do best and outsource the rest,” was a popular tagline coined by famed consultant Peter Drucker. Originally stated in the 1990s, the
Hospital Readmission Problems Can Be Corrected by Telehealth Services
Earlier this decade, hospital readmissions had gotten so far out of hand that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) decided to do something about
How to Reduce Hospital Readmissions by Identifying Four Drivers of Complications
No one doubts hospital readmissions have become a debilitating problem in healthcare. With 34,000,000 discharges in America every year, hospital readmissions create pointless spending for
Remote Patient Monitoring: Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Healthcare Settings and At-Home Care
Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Remote Patient Monitoring is a unique management system that utilizes methods of advanced technology to provide a heightened quality of
Avery Telehealth Partners with GuildNet to Provide Members with Chronic Conditions Telehealth Kits
MANHATTAN, NY., February 22, 2016- GuildNet, part of Lighthouse Guild, a leading non-profit vision + healthcare organization, with a long-standing heritage of addressing the needs
Telemedicine could yield $6B per year in savings
Telemedicine has the potential to deliver more than $6 billion in healthcare savings per year to U.S. companies, according to global analytics company Towers Watson.
UnitedHealth: 3 ways to better engage members
The post-healthcare reform era is causing a shift to a more consumer-centric insurance environment. Due to the rise in consumerism, payers are looking for ways
Remote patient monitoring: How mobile devices will curb chronic conditions
It’s only a matter of time before the exam-room-centered focus of patient care gives way to management of assigned populations to maintain or improve health.
Avery Telehealth receives AHIP Connect Approval
Scottsdale, AZ – Avery Telehealth, the nation’s leading provider for reducing unnecessary hospital stays, announced today that it has been admitted into the AHIP Connect
Medical Homes May Not Be the Answer
A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) demonstration project did little to reduce costs and utilization or improve the quality of care, researchers found. The 3-year study
Nursing homes have high readmission rates
Hospitals or emergency departments readmit a large proportion of Medicare beneficiaries within 30 days of discharge from nursing homes, according to a new study published in the Journal
Hospitals with more elderly, poor patients likely to face readmission penalties
Hospitals are more likely to suffer costly penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services if they treat more dual-eligible seniors–patients on both Medicare and Medicaid,
20% of hospitals in six states have above-average readmissions
At least 20 percent of hospitals in Maryland, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island have higher readmission rates than the national average, according