Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum

The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.

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A recent study out of Harvard suggests that hospitals in low-income areas are more likely to be penalized under Medicare's value-based reimbursement programs. But one California health district is beating the odds with innovative programs and an integrated mindset.  Read More...
3/22/2017 12:39:44 PM | 5 comments

A dedicated intensivist service can save a hospital several million dollars each year through operational improvements, cost avoidance, and reduced CMS value program penalties. Here are 10 ways that intensivists can be game changers. Read More...
11/7/2016 12:58:02 PM | 1 comments

While some hospitals are the only choice for the communities they serve, others are just one choice among many. In today's post, Denise Brown, M.D., Vice President of Practice Development for CEP America and a former Hospitalist Medical Director, talks about how hospitals can grow their market share and how outsourcing partners can help. Read More...
7/27/2016 1:27:05 PM | 0 comments

The concept of a national insurance market has regained traction recently as several Republican presidential candidates have expressed support for the idea. The Affordable Care Act allows for it, as long as all states involved agree. However, not a single insurance company has offered to sell a product approved in one state to consumers in another. Read More...
7/5/2016 6:39:21 PM | 3 comments

Emergency department utilization has been on the rise for decades, and expanded coverage appears to be exacerbating the problem. Some states have responded by penalizing patients for "inappropropriate" usage. But is there a more humane answer? Read More...
6/27/2016 2:10:40 PM | 0 comments
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