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Loma Linda University Health
Loma Linda, California
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Last call for certification in 2015
ACMA
Aug. 15 is the ACM Certification application deadline for the fourth quarter of 2015. Applications and payment must be received by the ACMA National Office by Aug. 15 in order to take the exam during October, November or December. Learn more and apply at www.acmaweb.org/ACM.
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Compass: Directional training for case managers
ACMA
  • Professional narration and audio
  • 10 CEs for nurses, social workers and ACMs
  • 18 modules
  • Modules on accountable care organizations (ACOs), the Two-Midnight Rule and more.
Learn more at www.acmaweb.org/Compass.

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Collaborative case management now available
ACMA
The latest issue of Collaborative Case Management is now available online in the CE center of the ACMA Members Only section and set to arrive in your mailbox soon. This issue includes:
  • Palliative Care: An Ethical Imperative and Growing Need
  • Health Care Policy Shifts and the Implications for Case Management and Models of Care
  • Creating Case Managers: Innovative Orientation and Mentorship Programs Position New Case Management Staff for Success
  • A New Day for Discharges?

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ACMA Career Link: Featured job
ACMA
ACMA's Career Link provides an invaluable resource for case management professionals to research employment opportunities. Go to www.acmaweb.org/careers to search open positions, such as this week's featured job:

Case Managers
Legacy Health
Portland, Oregon
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Improve your department's efficiency with Compare
ACMA
ACMA's Compare provides powerful tools and benchmarking to facilitate change related to avoidable delays, readmissions and denials.

If you would like to know more about Compare and evaluate it for your organization, please contact James Nickerson at JNickerson@acmaweb.org.

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Most 2012 Minnesota ED visits were unnecessary
FierceHealthcare
More than 1 million emergency department visits in Minnesota during 2012 may have been preventable, according to a report from the state Department of Health. In 2012, Minnesota residents used a hospital ED approximately 1.8 million times. MDH officials analyzed that year's claims and found 1.2 million ED visits, 50,000 hospital admissions and 22,000 readmissions were potentially preventable, for a combined cost of $1.9 billion, or nearly 5 percent of total healthcare spending in the state.
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Rising prescription drug costs a growing concern
AHA News
The recent wave of increases in the cost of prescription drugs is straining hospital budgets and squeezing patients. Hospitals point to tactics like Canadian-based Valeant's purchase earlier this year of the rights to a pair of life-saving heart medications, Isuprel and Nitropress. The day following the acquisition, Isuprel's price rose 525 percent from $215.46 to $1,346.62 for a one-milliliter vial. Nitropress jumped 212 percent from an original price of $257.80 to $805.61 for a two-milliliter vial.
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Five-star hospitals double in quarterly Hospital Compare update
FierceHealthcare
The number of hospitals earning perfect scores on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' five-star scale doubled in a new round of ratings, according to an analysis by Healthcare Finance News. In April, when CMS first announced its rankings, 251 hospitals earned the top score on CMS' Hospital Compare website, but the most recent update showed 548 hospitals earned five stars for the reporting period from October 2013 to September 2013. The number of hospitals earning only one star increased from 101 to 102.
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Reducing hospital readmissions through telemedicine partnerships with skilled nursing facilities
FierceHealthcare
Telemedicine systems, including remote presence technology, have evolved over the years from stationary workstations to mobile carts to the latest "robotic" units that self-propel themselves down our hospital corridors without a driver, according to preprogrammed GPS instructions. This technology has been credited with bringing specialists, including critical care intensivists, to the bedside in hospitals where no such practitioners live or work within hundreds of miles.
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Want better surgeons? Poll their coworkers
FierceHealthcare
Hospitals can improve patient outcomes, teamwork and surgeons' compliance with care quality standards using a performance assessment common among Fortune 500 companies, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Researchers, led by Alex B. Haynes, M.D., of Boston's Ariadne Labs, used the "360-degree" multisource feedback method for 385 surgeons across eight Harvard Medical School hospital surgical programs.
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Consumers' satisfaction with coverage linked to out-of-pocket expenses
Kaiser Health News
How much money people have to fork over when they go to the doctor can make a big difference in how satisfied they are with their health plan, a recent study suggests. "It looks like it's boiling down to costs," says Paul Fronstin, director of the Employee Benefit Research Institute's health research and education program and the author of the report. The annual online survey by EBRI/Greenwald & Associates of 3,887 people examined issues related to consumer-directed health care, generally defined as plans with high deductibles that are linked to savings accounts that consumers can use to pay medical expenses.
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Happy 50th birthday, Medicare. Your patients are getting healthier
NPR
Here's a bit of good news for Medicare, the popular government program that's turning 50. Older Americans on Medicare are spending less time in the hospital; they're living longer; and the cost of a typical hospital stay has actually come down over the past 15 years, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Doctors, hospitals and government administrators have put a lot of effort into making Medicare more efficient in the past 15 years.
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