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  • The Impact of Value-Based Purchasing on Home Health Nurses

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on September 8, 2016
  • The Risk Adjustment Conundrum

    [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 ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on May 16, 2016
  • A Nudge in the Right Direction

    [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 ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on April 6, 2016
  • Achieving High Value Health Care for Vulnerable Older Adults

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 4, 2016
  • More Important Than Reimbursement

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on October 3, 2014
  • CMS Policy Hurting Hospice Patients & Families

    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 diabetic shock.   Due to a recent and poorly ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 29, 2014
  • Affordable Care Act is About Wellness & Prevention

    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 healthy. A large ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 7, 2014
  • A Milestone in Protection from Influenza

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 17, 2014
  • Reflection on Father’s Day: One Dad’s Nursing Journey

    By Lee Helstein As I 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. What I have come to realize is that these two jobs, fatherhood and nursing, are one in the same. Both require ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 13, 2014
  • ANA Lauds Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Bill Introduced In Senate

    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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on May 19, 2014
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