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Care Management Weekly News Update - 10/04/18

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Oct 04, 2018 @ 11:54 AM

GAO: Rural Hospital Closures Increasing, South Hardest Hit

Hospitals across the U.S. are being battered by financial headwinds, and rural hospitals are vulnerable because they don't have capital or diversified services to fall back on when the going gets rough.

Home Health Quality on the Upswing, Readmission Rates Hold Steady

The quality of home health care improved across most major domains between 2016 and 2017, although the rate of hospital admissions remained static for the fifth straight year.

Putting the Patient in the Driver’s Seat on the Value-Based Care Journey

As healthcare advances on the care delivery road less traveled—a path built on value, not volume—adaptations are required for key travelers. Escalating costs in healthcare have made a new path imminent: care provision cannot proceed in this manner for the remainder of our journey.

Research Brief: Primary Care Strategies to Improve Health of Chronic Disease Patients

Improving primary care for patients with chronic illness is critical to improving healthcare quality, value and patient experience. Primary care providers are participating in several new payment models that emphasize quality and value.

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