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May

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Association Between Teaching Status and Mortality in U.S. Hospitals

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In an observational study of approximately 21 million hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries, adjusted 30-day mortality rates were significantly lower at 250 major teaching hospitals compared with 894 minor teaching and 3339 non-teaching hospitals overall (8.3% vs 9.2% and 9.5%) as well as for several individual common medical and surgical conditions. Read more here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/to3n  

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Mar

24

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Chronic Care Management Resource

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Aug

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CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings

Posted by on August 26th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings to incorporate new measures, giving families more information at their fingertips to help them make important decisions about care. These new measures look at successful discharges, emergency visits, and re-hospitalizations, and complement other nursing home measures previously announced… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Senior, Websites

Jul

22

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New CMS Report Released on Medicare and Medicaid Savings

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a report showing that investments made in program integrity activities – which include stamping out fraud and deterring and reducing other improper payments – pay off for taxpayers and beneficiaries.  From October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2014 (Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 and FY 2014), every dollar invested… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Mar

25

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CMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a new interactive map to increase understanding of geographic disparities in chronic disease among Medicare beneficiaries. The Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool identifies disparities in health outcomes, utilization, and spending by race and ethnicity and geographic location. Understanding geographic differences in… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

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