Medicare bundled payments for lower extremity joint replacements results in fewer discharges to post-acute care facilitiesSeptember 05, 2018
Medicare patients randomized to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundle payment model were less likely to be discharged to a post-acute care facility.
Variation in skilled nursing facility, hospital care up in Medicare Advantage vs traditional Medicare.
Payments correlated with prescribing opioids in 2014 may have influenced the increased prescription rates of 2015.
High variability was observed within hospital risk-standardized excess readmission ratios.
Medicare patients with ED visits pertaining to imminent ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, stroke, acute myocardial infarctions, or other cardiovascular relating events are very likely to be diagnosed prior to hospital discharge.
Healthcare organizations are calling on Congress to reverse the new CMS policy that has the potential to jeopardize patient access to Part B drug therapies.
Only 10% of Medicare beneficiaries were receiving biologic treatments for psoriasis.