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Reducing Maternal Mortality: Will the ‘Birthing-Friendly’ Hospital Designation Help?

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­The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule in August 2022 to improve maternal health outcomes and advance health equity — two of the Biden-Harris Administration’s key priorities. The new measures included the Birthing-Friendly hospital designation to help reduce maternal mortality and morbidity.

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Partnering With Hospitals Can Boost SNF Referrals

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As an SNF operator, one strategy to rebuild occupancy and increase revenues is to partner with a local hospital and become part of its SNF-preferred network. Many hospitals are establishing preferred SNF networks to refer their patients for continued care. She encouraged hospital providers to increase the amount to 80%-90%.

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CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth

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Following a recent update from the Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries regarding telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance companies.

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Guest Post: Interview with Author of Breakdown: A Clinician’s Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry

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I can authorize involuntary transfers of patients to hospitals. When patients with serious mental illness are not in jail or hospitalized, crisis can occur anywhere. I evaluate patients at hospital emergency rooms and inpatient medical units. . My job is to make this happen. What do you mean by “mobile”? It’s very common.

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How to Keep Patients Satisfied — and Raise Your Patient Satisfaction Scores

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As they consider new ideas to raise patient satisfaction, healthcare leaders must have an understanding of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scoring system that evaluates these efforts. The data is then tabulated to create the HCAHPS score. The financial impact of HCAHPS scores can be significant.

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Care Coordination: The Key to Improving Patient Outcomes

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” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines care coordination more holistically as “the process of ensuring that the patient’s health needs and preferences for health information and services are met across the continuum of care.”

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7 Steps To Prevent Pressure Sores

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all health facilities in the Medicare program to track and report data reflecting pressure injury development on all clients. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s patient safety tool, Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals , also provides helpful guidance.