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The continuing critical importance of reducing potentially preventable readmissions

Aug. 27, 2021 / By Gerald Tracy

This year, much attention is appropriately being focused on improving health equity—both in access and quality of care provided. True equity in care means that we should not see wide […]

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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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A framework for rewarding better care

Dec. 14, 2020 / By Carole Cusack

Last month, key industry leaders wrote about their vision for the future of health care delivery and financing in a Health Affairs blog, which outlined a framework to improve outcomes […]

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It’s about the employer insurance market: 5 ways to lower health care costs for the majority of Americans

Nov. 11, 2020 / By Matt Gallivan

Political leaders have spent the last decade furiously debating the future of the health care system, while ignoring the elephant in the room: the employer insurance market. The U.S. population […]

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Serving the safety net community

May 13, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

State budgets are often challenged by healthcare costs. An increasing number of states are exploring ways to reduce these costs through policies aimed at the intersection of healthcare costs and […]

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A look back at popular blogs of 2019

Dec. 18, 2019

A big thank you to all Inside Angle readers! As we look ahead to 2020, we invite you to revisit some of our most popular blogs of 2019: “The Iron […]

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Strategy weaving: Using HCCs, MACRA and readmission reduction requirements to strategize performance improvement

Nov. 20, 2019 / By Michael Malohifo’ou, RN, MBA

Far too often, healthcare organizations treat planning and execution as two separate processes which are intended to achieve a larger goal. Leadership makes plans and departments and workers are told […]

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The changing seasons of quality: The new IQR measures part 2

Nov. 4, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I noted in my previous blog on the changes to the IQR program, fall brings joy to some and sadness to others. With the fall comes changes to the […]

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MedPAC evaluation of readmission reduction program, no change in recommendations to Congress

Sept. 23, 2019 / By Gretchen Mills

MedPAC, the advisory commission to Congress for Medicare, presented its evaluation of the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) at the September meeting. The HRRP was enacted in 2010. In […]

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To lower readmission rates, focus on the intersection of cost and quality

Aug. 28, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

A 55-year-old male is admitted to the hospital for an exacerbation of their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). An 8-year-old child visits an emergency department with an asthma exacerbation. A […]

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Data can show us many things, not all of them real…

March 13, 2019 / By Richard Fuller, MS

Modern Healthcare recently published another article questioning the utility of the CMS hospital readmission reduction program (HRRP). The article used as its basis two publications, the first of which returned […]

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Act on the front-end to reduce readmissions penalties

Nov. 16, 2018 / By Steve Cantwell

In my previous blog, I took a hard look at the impact of mental health and substance abuse on hospital readmissions, especially the torrent of patients with these issues coming […]