Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Remington’

Study Analyzes Complications from Surgery in Home Health Patients

November 30, 2012

The Remington Report reported this week that more than 40 percent of all patients who experience complications after surgery experience them at home, according to a study in the journal Archives of Surgery. Half of those complications occur within nine days of patients leaving the hospital.

As hospitals squeeze costs, they’re sending patients home sooner. (more…)

Florida Ranks Near Top in National Data for Medicare Home Health Utilization

January 25, 2012

Curious about how much each state utilizes home care services? The Remington Report has those numbers, based on provider data derived from bills for services performed in 2010 and recorded in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services central records of June 2011.

The data shows state-by-state reimbursement, number of patients, visits, average reimbursement and average visits per patients.

The national average: (more…)

The Remington Report: 9 Health Care Reform Changes for 2012

January 4, 2012

2012 kicks-off rapid changes to health care reform:

1. Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare – Allows providers organized as accountable care organizations (ACOs) that voluntarily meet quality thresholds to share in the cost savings they achieve for the Medicare program.

2. Reduced Medicare Payments for Hospital Readmissions – Reduces Medicare payments that would otherwise be made to hospitals to account for excess (preventable) hospital readmissions. (more…)

Remington Report on Independence at Home Demonstration Program

December 28, 2011

CMS will accept through Feb. 6 applications from primary care practices to participate in the Independence at Home Demonstration Program. Authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and slated to begin Jan. 1, the three-year program will test a service delivery model that uses multi-disciplinary primary care teams directed by physicians or nurse practitioners to provide services to high-cost, chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries in their homes. (more…)

Lisa Remington’s Series on Accountable Care Organizations: Part VI

May 27, 2011

Lisa Remington

The Remington Report‘s Lisa Remington has provided this article special to HCAF that details Accountable Care Organizations, established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This article is part one in a series. For more information about ACOs and other trends impacting the home care industry, consider joining Remington’s Executive Academy on Health Care Reform.

Part VI – Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): Will The Industry Respond To The New Options And Incentives Offered By CMS? (more…)

Lisa Remington’s Series on Accountable Care Organizations: Part V

May 6, 2011

Lisa Remington

The Remington Report‘s Lisa Remington has provided this article special to HCAF that details Accountable Care Organizations, established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This article is part one in a series. For more information about ACOs and other trends impacting the home care industry, consider joining Remington’s Executive Academy on Health Care Reform.

Part V – Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program: Collaboration Between Hospitals and Home Care (more…)

Lisa Remington’s Series on Accountable Care Organizations: Part IV

April 27, 2011

The Remington Report‘s Lisa Remington has provided this article special to HCAF that details Accountable Care Organizations, established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This article is part one in a series. For more information about ACOs and other trends impacting the home care industry, consider joining Remington’s Executive Academy on Health Care Reform.

Part IV – Proposed Quality Measures for Accountable Care Organizations (more…)

Lisa Remington’s Series on Accountable Care Organizations: Part III

April 26, 2011

The Remington Report‘s Lisa Remington has provided this article special to HCAF that details Accountable Care Organizations, established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This article is part one in a series. For more information about ACOs and other trends impacting the home care industry, consider joining Remington’s Executive Academy on Health Care Reform.

Part III – ACOs And Quality Measures: How Can Post-Acute Services Collaborate?

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Lisa Remington’s Series on Accountable Care Organizations: Part II

April 20, 2011

The Remington Report‘s Lisa Remington has provided this article special to HCAF that details Accountable Care Organizations, established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This article is part one in a series. For more information about ACOs and other trends impacting the home care industry, consider joining Remington’s Executive Academy on Health Care Reform.

Part II – ACOs And Medicare Beneficiaries: What Changes For Post-Acute Services?
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Lisa Remington’s Series on Accountable Care Organizations: Part I

April 13, 2011

Lisa Remington

The Remington Report‘s Lisa Remington has provided this article special to HCAF that details Accountable Care Organizations, established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This article is part one in a series. For more information about ACOs and other trends impacting the home care industry, consider joining Remington’s Executive Academy on Health Care Reform.

Part I – Linking Post-Acute Models With Accountable Care Organizations (more…)