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Tag: Medicare

Dawn WeimarDawn Weimar

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The benefits of implementing outpatient bundled payment

May 10, 2023 / By Dawn Weimar, RN

How easy is it to implement bundled payment? Depending on your team and key policy choices, easy is relative. You can avoid pitfalls and experience a relatively stress free, structured […]

Rich AverillRich Averill

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The Medicare IPPS: 40 years later

March 27, 2023 / By Richard Averill, MS, Ron Mills, PhD

Facing the imminent insolvency of the Medicare Part A hospital insurance trust fund, Congress passed legislation in 1983 that implemented the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The IPPS was […]

Steve DelarondeSteve Delaronde

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Alzheimer’s disease and value-based aging

March 6, 2023 / By Steve Delaronde

More than 50 million people worldwide and 6.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. It is responsible for up to 70 percent of dementia cases and represents a significant […]

Chet StroynyChet Stroyny

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Measuring nursing facility quality: A former federal regulator’s viewpoint

Oct. 26, 2022 / By Chet Stroyny

Measuring nursing facility quality has been an important topic since the advent of Medicare and Medicaid programs. While some steps have been taken, much more work is still needed to […]

Grethen MillsGretchen Mills

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Why risk adjust?

Aug. 1, 2022 / By Gretchen Mills

Risk adjustment is used primarily to predict health care costs based on the relative risk of members or patients. Risk adjustment is designed to mitigate the impacts of potential adverse […]

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National 3M study finds differences in health care delivery system performance for Medicare beneficiaries in low socioeconomic areas

April 25, 2022

Medicare beneficiaries in low socioeconomic status (SES) areas have fewer physician and care management visits and are less likely to be admitted from the emergency department for low severity medical […]

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Three questions with Susan Salek: Classifying data and sharing information

Feb. 3, 2022 / By Kelli Christman, Susan Salek

I sat down with 3M Health Information Systems Business Director of Grouper Applications and Payer Services Susan Salek to discuss 2022 trends for payers and how 3M methodologies were created […]

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Riding on Amtrak – Excited about the path ahead (for health care)

Jan. 20, 2022 / By Megan Carr

As I hopped on an Amtrak train to go to a meeting (something I haven’t done in a long time!), I pulled out my laptop to start reading emails – […]

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Where we’ve been and where we’re going: A 50-year perspective on health policy

June 25, 2021 / By Megan Carr, Chet Stroyny

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Chet Stroyny, a program manager for Regulatory and Government Affairs at 3M Health Information Systems, about his 50-year career in the health […]

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Linking quality to financial outcomes: The foundation for value

Feb. 24, 2021 / By Dawn Weimar, RN

Many Medicaid programs, health plans, and ACOs are looking for new strategies to offset tight budgets. COVID-19 has dealt severe blows to the economy, state budgets and the provision of […]

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Making sense of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Feb. 3, 2021 / By Megan Carr

The effort to develop vaccines against COVID-19 has been extraordinary and the process to distribute the vaccines needs to be just as successful—not only for the country overall, but also […]

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The projected middle-income senior affordable supportive housing crunch

Jan. 24, 2020 / By Gretchen Mills

I took advantage of the quieter work environment over the holidays to catch up on my policy reading. The Health Affairs top ten articles from 2019 included “The Forgotten Middle: […]