Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

CMS may require meaningful use-certified EHRs for chronic care services

A new CMS proposed rule could bring the Meaningful Use EHR program to the realm of long-term care in a meaningful way.

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LTPAC technology roadmap 2014-2016: It’s all about getting connected

The Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Collaborative is putting the final touches on its 2014-2016 Roadmap for technology adoption in the long-term/post-acute industry this week, and it's about a lot more than electronic medical records.

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Should pharmacists be considered providers?

The Social Security Act says that pharmacists aren't providers. But many in the healthcare industry are now saying the expanded role of pharmacists, especially in long-term care, deserves another look.

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BREAKING: Kathleen Sebelius to resign as HHS Secretary

In late-breaking news Thursday, Kathleen Sebelius is expected to resign as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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CMS boosts Medicare Advantage reimbursements for 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues several changes to 2015 pay rates amid pressure from the insurance industry.

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Congress, LTC industry deliver bill to standardize post-acute care services

The draft legislation is here. But how much “IMPACT” would the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 have?

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SGR ‘doc fix’ bill could delay ICD-10 by a year

A bill up for vote this week could extend the current "doc fix" and could delay the ICD-10 implementation deadlines for a year.

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Acute and post-acute care unite

From courtship to a permanent union, hospitals and long-term care facilities have a lot to gain by working together. A look at the evolution of the AC/PAC relationship.

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Obama’s FY15 budget proposal: What’s in it for long-term care?

President Obama’s budget for 2015 focuses heavily on healthcare, offering new funding for some and deeper cuts for others.

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Post-acute orgs fear financial decline/buyouts due to technology gaps

Long-term and post-acute providers who fail to adopt information technology may find themselves at a distinct disadvantage—or owned by someone else—down the road, one survey report suggests.

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