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 [...]

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The key to making virtual visits a digital success

The key to making virtual visits a digital success Ami Bhatt, MD, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, had her first video visit three years ago, with a patient who lived on the island of Nantucket. The man, who had atrial fibrillation and a long surgical history, found it difficult to travel to Boston for checkups. Bhatt found it disconcerting to treat the patient remotely at first. But after a few video visits with him and his family, Bhatt discovered that she felt comfortable with the setup. The patient was able to come into the office for tests, she [...]

Nursing Home Provider Perceptions of Telemedicine for Reducing Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations

Nursing Home Provider Perceptions of Telemedicine for Reducing Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations Julia Driessen PhD a,b, Andro Bonhomme MDc, Woody Chang MDd, David A. Nace MD, MPHe, Dio Kavalieratos PhD f, Subashan Perera PhD e,g, Steven M. Handler MD, PhD b,e,* DOWNLOAD PDF Abstract Objective: Potentially avoidable hospitalizations (PAHs) of nursing home (NH) residents are common, costly, and can have significant economic consequences. Telemedicine has been shown to reduce emer-gency department and hospitalization of NH residents, yet adoption has been limited and little is known about provider’s perceptions and desired functionality for a TeleMedicine program. The goal of [...]

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