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By Jennifer Gibson, RN, HCS-D, COS-C
Value: a fair return or equivalent in goods, services or money for something exchanged; relative worth
Medicare's Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model is new to the home health nursing space this year, but value-driven care has been gaining traction across care delivery systems for years. While the ...
[Editor's note: This blog was originally written by Kathy Mosbaugh, vice president, clinical solutions, LexisNexis Risk Solutions.]
Managing the health risks of member populations proactively is and should be a top priority for all at-risk organizations. Their ability to do so effectively is largely determined by the analytics underpinning and ...
[Editor’s note: This post was originally written by Kathleen Ellmore, vice president, engagement sciences, Silverlink.]
“Real people have trouble with long division if they don’t have a calculator, sometimes forget their spouse’s birthday, and have a hangover on New Year’s Day.”
― Richard H. Thaler, Nudge: Improving Decisions About ...
Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN, is the Marian S. Ware professor in Gerontology, director of New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health
Patients, family caregivers, clinicians and health care systems each play a significant role in achieving high value health care. The path to this goal is most challenging for vulnerable patient ...
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and 33 other members of
the House of Representatives recently sent a letter to Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner asking her ''to adopt
recommendations that would adequately reimburse Medicare providers for having
voluntary discussions about end-of-life care and ...
A hospice patient in Oklahoma City is being denied his
medications to treat his COPD, while coping with a diagnosis and treatment for
tongue cancer. In Cadillac, Michigan a patient struggling with colon
cancer is being denied insulin to treat his diabetes and is in danger of
Due to a recent and poorly ...
By Elinor Abraham, MSN, APRN, BC, Nurse Coordinator, Federal Occupational Health
Unit, Program Support Center, National Courts Building, Washington, D.C.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to help health professionals
like me have more time and opportunity to see our patients and help them remain
A large ...
The following is a statement released June 17 by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Director and Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Robin Robinson, PhD.
This week, our nation reached a milestone in battling influenza, with
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s first approval to manufacture ...
reflect upon the significance of Father’s Day, I am reminded of why I decided
to pursue nursing in the first place. The birth of my daughter reaffirms my
commitment to the path I have chosen every day.
I have come to realize is that these two jobs, fatherhood and nursing, are one in
the same. Both require ...
The American Nurses Association (ANA) collectively applauds the
introduction of federal legislation in the U.S. Senate that empowers registered
nurses (RNs) to drive staffing decisions in hospitals, protect patients and
improve the quality of care.
The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2014 (S. 2353), crafted with
input from ANA, is ...