Reducing Hospital Acquired Conditions

HCAHPS and Patient Perception

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores and Meaningful Use initiatives are pushing providers in all settings to do more-often with less. The right patient education programming, can help a provider align their care to meet these regulatory goals. ...

By |2018-03-07T15:15:22-06:00August 30th, 2017|

5 Reasons to Improve the ROI of your Patient Education

The quality of patient education is having a direct impact on financial success for healthcare providers.  Relevant, engaging and clinically accurate patient education that helps patients better understand and manage their health has been proven to reduce readmissions and increase patient satisfaction. Whether ...

By |2019-08-02T13:02:00-05:00August 23rd, 2017|

How to easily raise your HCAHPS scores

Patient satisfaction has been garnering an increasing amount of attention, since healthcare began its shift to a value-based, more patient-centric system. In an effort to measure “value” as opposed to volume, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) have begun implementing the Hospital Consumer Assessment of ...

By |2018-03-07T15:25:29-06:00August 23rd, 2017|

Better caregiver education means better patient care: how to successfully leverage the CARE Act

As value-based care initiatives slowly shift the focus of the business of healthcare from “transactions” to sustainable health processes, regulatory bodies have been issuing guidelines at a frenzied pace. Growing research on caregiver influence on patient compliance and legislation have physician and healthcare vendors looking for ways ...

By |2018-03-07T15:31:53-06:00July 24th, 2017|

Improve the ROI of Your Patient Education

Are your patient education tools viewed as just “nice to have” or does your administration recognize their impact on reducing the cost of readmissions and improving reimbursements? More than ever before, the quality of patient education is having a direct impact on financial success for healthcare providers.  Relevant, ...

By |2018-03-14T09:09:29-05:00February 13th, 2017|

Safe Patient Series

Empowering patients in understanding their role in reducing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) continues to be a focus of many hospitals. The Safe Patient Series, developed in partnership with SafeCare Campaign, was designed to inform patients and their families about hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and their role in preventing them. The ...

By |2018-03-07T04:01:57-06:00October 10th, 2016|

Medicare Penalizes 758 Hospitals For Safety Incidents

  By Jordan Rau; Courtesy of Kaiser Health News. Dateline: 12/10/15. The federal government is penalizing 758 hospitals with higher rates of patient safety incidents, and more than half of those places had also been fined last year, Medicare records released late Wednesday show. Among the hospitals getting punished ...

By |2018-03-07T03:58:58-06:00January 15th, 2016|

Reducing Medicare Penalties in the New Year…and Beyond

As reported earlier this year, over 2600 U.S. hospitals are receiving reduced Medicare reimbursement payments throughout fiscal year 2015 because of excessive 30-day readmissions rates under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). And one in seven U.S. hospitals have been penalized with additional 1% Medicare payment cuts due to ...

By |2018-03-07T04:02:27-06:00January 30th, 2015|