Tag: Medicare beneficiaries

The Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) will be extended by CMS for one calendar year

The Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) will be extended by one calendar year, through Dec. 31, 2021. The extension will enable more Medicare beneficiaries to access supportive care. This extension applies to hospices that have been participating in the model. New hospices will not be enrolled. For those hospices that are participating, they will be […]

Improvements in preventable hospitalizations and promising trends for nursing home quality

The United Health Foundation’s annual America’s Health Ranking Senior Report recently published findings that clinical care measures have shown national improvement since the first Senior Report in 2013. These measures include: Hospital readmissions, which dropped 7% since 2013 Preventable hospitalizations, which dropped 7% among Medicare beneficiaries over the past year Hospital deaths, which decreased 30% […]