Medically complex older patients who received care through a provider’s hospital-at-home program had “low” rates of mortality and readmission, according to recently published research data. The national review of thousands of Medicare fee-for-service Part A claims was headed by researchers from Harvard Medical School and Mass General Brigham (MGB), the latter of which has been all-in on growing its own hospital-at-home program.
The payer/provider battle is raging, and signaling what may be an emerging trend: More organizations are fighting back against payers by terminating their contracts completely, and Medicare Advantage (MA) has seemingly been the focus. Thanks to record inflation and operational challenges, hospital and health systems find themselves with their backs against the wall in negotiations, leading CFOs to initiate contract terminations.
Oracle is moving the date and location of its upcoming healthcare conference because of "huge interest," the Nashville (Tenn.) Business Journal reported. The Oracle Health Summit has been rescheduled from February to April 23 and will take place at the Conrad Nashville Hotel, according to the Jan. 11 story.