Millions of Americans live nowhere near a hospital, jeopardizing their lives

Millions of Americans live nowhere near a hospital, jeopardizing their lives By Caitlin Ostroff and Ciara Bri'd Frisbie, CNN (CNN)As a nurse practitioner, Wanda Liddell knew it was a medical emergency when she saw one of her patients struggling to breathe last month. But in her backcountry town of Cross City, Florida, the ambulance took 30 minutes to arrive. Even worse, it was another 45 miles to the nearest hospital. Liddell faces this situation often and always wonders, what if? She is one of many medical providers working in towns 30 miles or more from a hospital, a distance [...]

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Use Of Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations Of Nursing Home Residents And Generate Savings For Medicare

Use Of Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations Of Nursing Home Residents And Generate Savings For Medicare Written by David C. Grabowski, and  A. James O’Malley  originally posted at healthaffairs.org Abstract Hospitalizations of nursing home residents are frequent and result in complications, morbidity, and Medicare expenditures of more than a billion dollars annually. The lack of a physician presence at many nursing homes during off hours might contribute to inappropriate hospitalizations. Findings from our controlled study of eleven nursing homes provide the first indications that switching from on-call to telemedicine physician coverage during off hours could reduce hospitalizations and [...]

By |2021-06-21T19:25:56+00:00July 14th, 2017|TeleMedicine Skilled Nursing Homes|0 Comments

Preparing for value-based care: Questions for every SNF

Preparing for value-based care: Questions for every SNF Written by Richard Royer, June 22, 2016 (originally posted at: http://www.mcknights.com/) Next year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin creating the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program (SNFVBP) that is scheduled to be launched in 2019. Based on what CMS has shared about the program so far, and considering what it has done with other value-driven programs, it is evident that the SNFVBP will make payments to participating nursing homes based on the quality of care (not quantity of services) they provide. That means the [...]

By |2021-06-21T19:30:47+00:00July 7th, 2017|TeleMedicine Skilled Nursing Homes|0 Comments
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