Tag: hospital readmission

Reducing Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure – Edward Kersh, MD, FACC (UCSF)

Dr. Edward Kersh is the former Chief of Cardiology at St. Luke’s Hospital, San Francisco, and is a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. In 1980, he joined the staff of California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC),…

Using Telemedicine Visits To Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Author: Greg Deranian There is more incentive than ever now to reduce hospital readmissions. That’s because the federal government is trying to reign in mounting medical costs. Healthcare is a commodity that has risen steadily over the years−and that trajectory is expected to remain consistent going forward. Consider the fact…

Get Full Medicare Reimbursement in the Skilled Nursing Facility

Every skilled nursing facility must abide by rules set by Medicare, particularly when it comes to Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations, or PAHs. In fact, Medicare will soon be changing its reimbursement policy so that if a patient is readmitted to a hospital after a short stay in skilled nursing, the facility is…

Care at Hand: Proving the ROI of Telemedicine

Guest post by Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky, MD and CEO  of Care at Hand Next phase in the evolution of telemedicine There is a lot of hype about telemedicine. As the reimbursement landscape matures due to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and other policy vehicles, the promise of telemedicine…

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