Calvert Cares aims to empower patients

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The path to lower readmissions lies in patient support, as an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are demonstrating. They build medical and social services that keep their most challenging populations from bouncing back to the emergency department or to an inpatient stay after discharge.

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Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, readmissions, population health, care coordination

Study: ACO-affiliated hospitals reduce rehospitalizations from SNFs faster

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Hospitals participating in Medicare accountable care organizations reduced rehospitalizations from skilled nursing facilities faster than other hospitals after the program was initiated, according to a study published last week in Health Affairs. The study compared rehospitalization rates between 2007 and... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: accountable care organizations, quality, readmissions, ACO

Reminder: Tomorrow last day to join HRET HIIN

AHA News Now

The deadline to join the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network is tomorrow, Dec. 22. To date, more than 30 state partners and 1,550 hospitals have committed to the HRET HIIN. The HIINs will work to reduce overall hospital-acquired conditions by 20% and 30-day... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, readmissions, HENs

Dec. 22 deadline to join HRET HIIN

AHA News Now

The deadline to join the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network has been extended to Thursday, Dec. 22. To date, more than 30 state partners and 1,550 hospitals have committed to the HRET HIIN. The HIINs will work to reduce overall hospital-acquired conditions... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, readmissions, HENs

President signs 21st Century Cures Act

AHA News Now

President Obama today signed into law the AHA-supported 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which includes a number of provisions important to hospitals and health systems. The legislation revises the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act to move the grandfather date for off-campus hospital outpatient departments... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, socioeconomic status, Medicare, rural, CAHs, Behavioral health, opioids

Senate passes 21st Century Cures Act

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The Senate today voted 94-5 to approve the AHA-supported 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which includes a number of provisions important to hospitals and health systems. The bill now goes to the president, who is expected to sign it. The legislation revises the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act to move the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, Medicare, rural, Behavioral health

House passes 21st Century Cures Act

AHA News Now

The House of Representatives last night voted 392-26 to approve the AHA-supported 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34), which includes a number of provisions important to hospitals and health systems. The Senate could vote on the measure next week. The bill would revise the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act to move... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, socioeconomic status, Medicare, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral health

House advances several hospital priorities in sending revised 21st Century Cures bill to the Senate

AHA News

Several of the AHA’s post-election legislative priorities advanced through the House Wednesday with that chamber’s approval of the revised 21st Century Cures bill. In addition to addressing a number of hospital concerns, the legislation also is designed to bolster medical research and revamp the way new... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, site neutral payment, Medicare, advocacy, access, Mental health, Behavioral health, opioids

AHA urges House to pass 21st Century Cures Act

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The AHA today praised Congress for its work on the 21st Century Cures Act and expressed support for the bill. “We urge the House to approve this legislation tomorrow, as it helps improve hospitals’ ability to treat some of the most vulnerable patients,” wrote AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels in a ... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, site neutral payment, socioeconomic status, Medicare, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral health

Revised 21st Century Cures bill includes AHA-supported provisions

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House leaders Friday unveiled a revised 21st Century Cures bill, which includes a number of AHA-supported provisions important to hospitals and health systems. The provisions would revise the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act to move the grandfather date for off-campus hospital outpatient departments under... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, socioeconomic status, Medicare, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, Mental health, Behavioral health, opioids

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