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Readmission Rates Decline When Hospitals Develop Skilled Nursing Facility Networks
A new study on hospital re-admission rates found that hospitals with formal networks of skilled nursing facilities as part of their care management efforts had reduced readmission rates among patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities as compared to hospitals without such networks, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. The findings will be published in the September issue of the journal Health Affairs.
ACMA Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference
Make plans now to join us for the 2017 ACMA Leadership Conference and the 2017 ACMA Physician Advisors Conference, Nov 5-7, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. Case Management, Transitions of Care, and Physician Advisor leaders and industry experts will discuss community partnerships, provide tools, and present examples and successful models which can be replicated and incorporated into your current practice. Registration now available. For more information, click here.
How Will You Celebrate National Case Management Week and ACM Recognition Day?
National Case Management Week (NCMW) will be celebrated Oct 8-14, 2017. This year's theme is Case Management: Exceptional People. Exceptional Care. This is a terrific opportunity to highlight the significant contributions of Case Management and Transitions of Care professionals to quality health care for patients, families and the health care industry. Begin talking with your organization now about how you can recognize and bring awareness to the commitment, compassion and care provided by case managers in your organization and across the continuum of care.
In conjunction with NCMW, October 11 is ACM™ Recognition Day! This is the perfect opportunity to recognize the case manager's efforts in becoming an Accredited Case Manager™. Celebrate their achievement with congratulations and a gift that showcases their distinction.
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ACM Exams Available at Discount
Did you know that we offer discounts on bulk purchased ACM exams? Encourage staff to prove their competency and get your department certified!
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Medicare For All? Let's Copy What Works With Health Care in Other Nations Instead
San Diego Union Tribune
It's now clear that creating a single-payer health care system is the top priority of the Democratic Party and millions of Americans.
In California, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, made the right call in June when he pulled the plug on a bill creating a state single-payer system. He did so because the measure, Senate Bill 562, didn't explain how to cover its estimated $400 billion annual cost — triple the state's general-fund budget.
What is meant by observation care? Confusion has led to its underuse and overuse. Learn about the challenges, misconceptions, policies, and documentation related to observation care, and its impact on patients. DOWNLOAD.
6 Ways To Transform the Patient Experience
Bert Thurlo-Walsh, RN, associate chief quality officer, didn't always have patient experience under his area of influence at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, which is part of Boston's Partners HealthCare. In fact, leadership of the patient experience used to reside under three different vice presidents at the hospital.
That all changed when Michael R. Jaff, the hospital's new president, took over the helm in 2016 and Thurlo-Walsh was subsequently promoted to his current role in February.
CMS Offers Value-Based Purchasing Exceptions After Hurricane Harvey
Providers practicing in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey will not have to report to several Medicare and Medicaid quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs, CMS recently announced in an email.
Physicians and other providers employed by certain care sites in 32 Texas counties and five Louisiana parishes will automatically receive exemptions from CMS-run value-based purchasing initiatives.
Governors Urge Affordable Care Act Exchange Fixes
With Congress poised to return from recess and speed through a measure to stabilize the Affordable Care Act exchanges, a bipartisan group of governors have offered up a blueprint for what they believe it should include.
The recommendations are the brainchild of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, and are endorsed by six other governors from both sides of the aisle. Hickenlooper will likely draw upon the ideas when he testifies alongside four other governors during a Senate committee hearing Wednesday on ACA exchange stabilization.
Is the Price Right? Solving Healthcare's Transparency Problem
When a patient schedules a visit with Baylor Scott & White Health, the Texas health system does something that would seem ordinary in other industries: It tells that patient what the visit or procedure will cost out of pocket.
For the past five years, Dallas-based Baylor has been calling patients to provide a cost estimate for most high-dollar hospital services, even if they don't ask for one. Walk-in and emergency room patients also receive an estimate.
Big Data Opportunities Lure Healthcare Tech Developers
Big data has a lot of potential to improve healthcare and a number of companies are developing applications to help make that happen, according to a new report.
Healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information dove into government and trade source databases to outline some of the uses of big data and the groups that are driving the push for those programs. Established healthcare technology projects like IBM Watson, for example, created a new era of computing, while more recent ventures from Google and Apple could bring even more patient and genomic data into the fold.
What To Look For When Hiring Healthcare Cybersecurity Pros
Healthcare has special challenges securing information and devices. The consequences of a successful hack can be, at their worst, extreme results on people's health and well-being. Medical records are worth more on the black market than identity data, and thus make health records particularly vulnerable to theft and ransomware attacks.
As a result, healthcare organizations hiring entry-level and senior security professionals should have certain abilities and areas of expertise in mind when studying job candidates, knowledge that differs based on the level of the job.
|Sept. 8, 2017
||New York Chapter Conference
|Sept. 9, 2017
||Gateway Chapter Conference
||St Louis, MO
|Sept. 16, 2017
||Maryland Chapter Conference
|Sept. 23, 2017
||Virginia Chapter Conference
|Sept. 25, 2017
||North Carolina Chapter Conference
|Sept. 26, 2017
||West Virginia Chapter Conference
|Oct. 3, 2017
||Wisconsin Chapter Conference
||Lake Geneva, WI
|Oct. 4, 2017
||Missouri-Kansas Chapter Conference
||Overland Park, KS
|Oct. 12, 2017
||Great Lakes Chapter Conference
|Oct. 14, 2017
||Connecticut Chapter Conference
|Oct. 16-17, 2017
||Illinois Chapter Conference
|Oct. 26-27, 2017
||South Carolina Chapter Conference
|Oct. 28, 2017
||Massachusetts Chapter Conference
|Oct. 30, 2017
||Kentucky-Tennessee Chapter Conference
|Nov. 5-7, 2017
||Leadership & Physician Advisor Conference
||New Orleans, LA
|Nov. 11, 2017
||Greater Houston Chapter Conference
|Nov. 18, 2017
||Western Pennsylvania Chapter Conference
|April 24-27, 2018
||ACMA 2018 National Conference
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The Job Source For Case Management Professionals
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Einstein Healthcare Network
West Palm Beach, FL
Good Samaritan Medical Center
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Los Angeles, CA
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063