Tag: Reimbursement

I hate articles like this . . .

I hate articles like this one posted on the AARP website: ‘If I’d Had to Wait Until 67 for Medicare, I’d Be Dead’.

AARP – A Rant
In fairness, I am not a huge fan of AARP.  They bill themselves as an organization that exists to protect the interests of seniors and, while they do focus on topics that are important to seniors, they mostly exist to sell products and services to seniors, enriching AARP management.  

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The Penalties Are Coming!

According to Kaiser Health News beginning October 2012, more than 2,000 hospitals will see a penalty of up to 1% for excessive re-admissions.  Current statistics show that 1 in 5 Medicare residents are readmitted within 30 days of discharge.  This is bad for the patients and expensive for all of us.

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Defining The Problem

Last week I challenged the Kaiser Family Foundation article that predicted an impending critical shortage of nursing home beds (You can read that article HERE). My premise was not that there is no problem, but rather that they...

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