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  • beneficiaries
  • RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC- A new model for hospital payments in Maryland has reduced both total expenditures and total hospital expenditures for Medicare beneficiaries in its first two years of operation, according to a new report from researchers at RTI International. (rti.org)
  • Participants 20% random sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years or older (n=996 212), who were admitted as an emergency to hospital with a medical condition and treated by general internists. (bmj.com)
  • Budgets
  • CMS wanted to test whether global budgets could help Maryland limit cost growth and reduce avoidable hospital use. (rti.org)
  • We are continuing to monitor the hospitals' progress to see whether these savings grow as they gain more experience with global budgets. (rti.org)
  • The data used in RTI's study came from Medicare claims before and after the arrival of global budgets. (rti.org)
  • Education
  • Created intergovernmental transfer arrangements under the state Medicaid upper payment limit statute for graduate medical education. (morganlewis.com)
  • A leader in medical education and research, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provides an exceptional educational environment for students interested in pursuing a career as a physician or as a scientist exploring basic science, clinical investigation, or public health- and health services-oriented research. (alumnius.net)
  • health policy
  • Additionally, Susan concentrates on health policy issues and routinely works with children's hospitals across the United States to create Medicaid programs for children. (morganlewis.com)
  • The strength of Hall Render's government relations and health policy activities, on both the federal and state levels, derives from our ability to formulate and articulate sound policies and to identify future trends of importance to our clients. (hallrender.com)
  • clinical
  • Hospitalists shouldn't get too excited over the recent decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that allows specialty society-run clinical data registries to submit their own quality metrics under the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). (the-hospitalist.org)
  • state
  • To complement the quantitative study, RTI researchers interviewed senior leaders at Maryland hospitals, as well as staff members at state agencies, hospital advocacy groups, and selected payers. (rti.org)
  • Center
  • Facilitated an interface with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) officials relating to the consideration of differing sites of service for certain cardiac catheterization procedures as a means to increase quality outcomes while saving costs. (morganlewis.com)
  • The uniquely designed 58-bed hospital offers a full range of cardiac services and includes a 24-hour full service emergency center. (medindia.net)
  • Austin
  • MedCath, the current manager and majority owner of the Heart Hospital of Austin, is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. (medindia.net)
  • The Heart Hospital of Austin has received the No. 1-ranking in Texas for cardiovascular services for six consecutive years from HealthGrades, a leading independent health ratings organization," David Laird, president and chief executive officer of the Heart Hospital of Austin, said. (medindia.net)
  • The hospital resulted from the shared vision of Austin Heart Cardiologists, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons Group of Austin and MedCath Corporation. (medindia.net)
  • effects
  • We will need additional data to determine the overall success of the model, including effects on Medicaid and privately-insured patients. (rti.org)
  • medical
  • The 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule [PDF] reported that 26,515 medical practices with 266,521 eligible professionals participated in PQRS in 2011-or about 27% of eligible providers. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Conclusions Overall, little or no relation was found between the USNWR ranking of the medical school from which a physician graduated and subsequent patient mortality or readmission rates. (bmj.com)
  • Physicians who graduated from highly ranked medical schools had slightly lower spending than graduates of lower ranked schools. (bmj.com)
  • limit
  • The goal of the model is to limit per capita total hospital cost growth for both Medicare and all payers and to generate $330 million in Medicare savings over 5 years. (rti.org)