News tagged with medicare patients

"Never events" rare after bladder cancer surgery

(HealthDay)—"Never events", ten hospital-acquired conditions deemed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as being reasonably preventable, are rare in patients with bladder cancer who have undergone ...

Apr 05, 2013
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Geographic value index may not produce efficient care

(HealthDay)—A geographically based value index to set Medicare reimbursements may not take into account differences in health care decision-making by individual practitioners or organizations, according ...

Apr 04, 2013
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New model predicts hospital readmission risk

Hospital readmissions are a costly problem for patients and for the United States health care system with studies showing nearly 20 percent of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days ...

Mar 25, 2013
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