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Tweaking CMS model variables can improve payment estimates, JAMA study finds

Dive Brief: Using grouped diagnostic and ‘present at admission’ codes in CMS modeling improved predictions for total patient payments within 30 days of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia, a comparative effectiveness study released Wednesday in JAMA Network Open found. The study used data from Medicare fee-for-service hospitalizations for the three conditions… Read More »

Face Transplants Improve Lives Years Later

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 — Not so long ago, face transplants were considered futuristic medicine, but a new report shows these patients are better off years after their groundbreaking operations. Six people who received full or partial face transplants have since had significant restoration of feeling and movement, along with an improved quality of life,… Read More »

How tech can improve supply chain performance for providers

Now more than ever, healthcare organizations are prioritizing cost control, while focusing on enhancing patient care. This overarching goal is challenging hospitals and healthcare systems to achieve these countering objectives. However, new technologies are uncovering supply chain management opportunities to reduce healthcare supply cost and deliver quality care. With advanced software, hospitals can transform basic… Read More »