Tag: care coordination

CMS unveils new model for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

CMS’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation has an opportunity for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to participate in the Global and Professional Options of the Direct Contracting Model. The model seeks to encourage “Medicaid MCOs to partner with providers and suppliers and implement care coordination programs that can improve quality and reduce Medicare fee-for-service […]

SNF Audits After the Pandemic

Expert Maureen McCarthy, president of Celtic Consulting, LLC, and CEO and founder of Care Transitions, LLP, a care coordination service provider, joins us to talk about what SNF audits may look like after the pandemic. Listen on soundcloud Listen on Apple Podcasts

64% of SNFs use EHRs, but far fewer have all four interoperability capabilities

Earlier this month, the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released findings from a nationally representative survey on EHR adoption and health information exchange among U.S. SNFs. The survey shows that in 2016, over half of all U.S. SNFs (64%) used EHRs to manage patient health information. However, only one […]

2017 Resolutions: What to prioritize in the ever-evolving postacute landscape

By Reg Hislop With a new year upon us and (perhaps) the most amount of free-flowing health policy changes happening or about to happen in decades, it seems appropriate to create some simple resolutions for the year ahead. Similar to the personal resolutions most people make (get healthy, lose weight, clean closets, etc.), the following […]