Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 @ 11:30 AM
At the organization’s annual conference in New Orleans, members of MGMA’s government affairs group offered some predictions of what will happen in 2020. Here are seven predictions from Mollie Gelburd, J.D., and Drew Voytal, both associate directors of government affairs at MGMA:
In 2018, the average 30-day home health readmission rate across all MS-DRGs checked in at 17.50%, according to the Chartbook. The 2017 mark was 17.15%. While readmission rates stayed flat from 2017 to 2018, provider quality improved across several categories.
While many doctors say they aren’t confident they can safely help patients taper long-term opioid use, the government has come out with a new guide. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it has published a new guide with recommendations for appropriately tapering or discontinuing long-term opioid use.
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