Jlagasse

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Name: jlagasse
Date registered: March 4, 2016
URL: http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/content-feed/news

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  1. Thousands of uninsured kidney disease patients strain Texas emergency departments — February 21, 2020
  2. CMS offers proposed rule on Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model — February 21, 2020
  3. Hospitals with internationally trained nurses have a more stable, educated nursing workforce — February 20, 2020
  4. Estimates place Medicare for All savings at $450B and 68,000 lives annually as Democrats debate health policy — February 20, 2020
  5. Reducing use of low-value tests helps health systems make best use of their dollars — February 19, 2020

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Thousands of uninsured kidney disease patients strain Texas emergency departments

Care staff is often required to shift time and resources away from other patients to treat those with a life-threatening need for dialysis treatment.

CMS offers proposed rule on Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

The proposed rule promotes changes such as incorporating outpatient hip and knee replacements into the episode of care definition.

Hospitals with internationally trained nurses have a more stable, educated nursing workforce

In the U.S., recruiting internationally educated nurses is addressing the ongoing nursing shortages.

Estimates place Medicare for All savings at $450B and 68,000 lives annually as Democrats debate health policy

In addition to the savings, the proposal has the potential to prevent about 68,000 deaths per year, though implementation costs would be high.

Reducing use of low-value tests helps health systems make best use of their dollars

More substantive improvements occurred in Canada as compared to the U.S. suggesting recommendations work best with policy change.

Managed care, revenue cycle performance strategies critical to increasing payer yields

Understanding contract loopholes, and being self-advocates during negotiations, can help community hospitals increase their collections.

Swedish analysis suggests World Health Organization may be underestimating spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

The COVID-19 virus may be at least as transmissible as SARS; WHO officials cautioned it’s too early to tell if the spread will keep slowing.

Out-of-network primary care tied to rising ACO costs

Decreasing the percentage of primary care delivered out-of-network across all ACOs by 0.1% could save Medicare $45 million a year.

Californians increasingly concerned about access to mental healthcare and rising cost of care

For the second year in a row, residents say making sure people with mental health problems can get treatment is their top healthcare priority.

Ransomware attacks spike, costing healthcare organizations millions

The monetary figures at stake in each case varied wildly, ranging from $1,600 at the low end to $14 million at the high end.

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