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Posts Tagged ‘post-acute care’

Calls to Count Observation Stay Toward CMS’s Medicare Three-Day Rule

Today, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) President and CEO Mark Parkinson and NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle call on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to use the Agency’s authority to count time spent under “observation status” in a hospital toward satisfying the…

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UHF Reports Put Spotlight on Challenges in Transitioning Patients to Post Hospital Care

Two reports released by the New York-based United Hospital Fund (UHF) charge that hospital patients face substantial challenges when seeking the post-acute care option that can best meet their care needs after major surgery or a serious illness. The reports are the next two installments in UHF’s four-part “Difficult Decisions” series, based on a year-long…

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After Traumatic Injury, African Americans May Face Challenges in Post Discharge Rehab

In research studies, racial disparities in trauma outcomes have been documented, but little is known about racial differences in post-discharge healthcare utilization. But researchers making a presentation at the Academic Surgical Congress on January 30 – February 1, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida, compared the utilization of post-discharge healthcare services by African-American and Caucasian trauma patients. …

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