*  Vol. 34 Iss. 3 (Fast-Track Regulation) 12VAC30-80, Methods And Standards For Establishing Payment Rates; Other Types Of Care...
Inpatient psychiatric hospital admissions at general acute care hospitals and freestanding psychiatric hospitals shall also be ... Services may be provided for up to a 15-day period per crisis episode following a face-to-face service-specific provider intake ... 1) Acute care general hospital licensed by the Department of Health. (2) Freestanding psychiatric hospital and inpatient ... 1. Acute care general hospital (ASAM Level 4.0) licensed by the Department of Health as defined in 12VAC30-130-5150. ...
  http://register.dls.virginia.gov/details.aspx?id=6593
*  Joseph Solomon Ross, MD, MHS > Internal Medicine | Yale School of...
Payments for acute myocardial infarction episodes-of-care initiated at hospitals with and without interventional capabilities. ... Use of hospital-based acute care among patients recently discharged from the hospital. JAMA. 2013 Jan 23. PMID: 23340638 ... Fox JP, Vashi AA, Ross JS, Gross CP: Hospital-based, acute care after ambulatory surgery center discharge. Surgery. 2014 May; ... Trimba R, Laughlin RT, Krishnamurthy A, Ross JS, Fox JP: Hospital-Based Acute Care After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: ...
  http://medicine.yale.edu/intmed/people/joseph_ross-2.profile
*  A classification of hospital-acquired diagnoses for use with routine hospital data | The Medical Journal of Australia
Design and setting: Secondary analysis of abstracted inpatient records for all episodes in acute care hospitals in Victoria for ... which contain codes for causes of injury specific to hospital care (Complications of medical and surgical care, Y40-Y84), and ... 15. Duckett SJ, Coory M, Sketcher-Baker K. Identifying variations in quality of care in Queensland hospitals. Med J Aust 2007; ... Of the 2 031 666 inpatient episodes, 126 940 (6.25%) included at least one hospital-acquired diagnosis, with a mean of three ...
  https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2009/191/10/classification-hospital-acquired-diagnoses-use-routine-hospital-data
*  Evidence-based care processes decrease mortality in Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia | The Hospitalist
Does the use of evidence-based care processes decrease mo ... patients across 124 acute care hospitals with a first episode ... Setting: Veterans Health Administration acute care hospitals in the continental United States from January 1, 2003, to Dec. 31 ... SHM launches 2018 State of Hospital Medicine Survey * U.S. hospitalists estimate significant resources spent on defensive ... There was lower risk-adjusted mortality when patients received all three evidence-based care processes compared to those who ...
  https://www.the-hospitalist.org/hospitalist/article/158388/infectious-diseases/evidence-based-care-processes-decrease-mortality
*  Bundled payment - Wikipedia
Joseph Hospital in Denver held an acute-care episode (ACE) demonstration project in 2003, administered by Deirdre Baggot. Based ... Bundle payments for hospital care and post-acute care". Budget options. Volume I. Health care (PDF). Washington, DC: Congress ... Bundled payment, also known as episode-based payment, episode payment, episode-of-care payment, case rate, evidence-based case ... Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative at CMS Former Lead, CMS Acute Care Episode (ACE) Demonstration Principal, ECG ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundled_payment
*  Proposed Cardiac, Hip, and Femur Episode Payment Models Are Next Generation from BPCI and CJR - Lexology
Episodes would begin with an admission to an IPPS acute care hospital for an AMI, CABG or SHFFT episode. Based on the proposed ... the EPMs would be implemented only in acute care hospitals paid under IPPS, except that all Maryland acute care hospitals would ... CMS proposes to hold acute care hospitals in selected geographic areas financially accountable for spending and quality of care ... The episodes would include the initial hospitalization for the acute condition and the care provided to the patient during the ...
  https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=2552ffe8-9f18-455c-bd84-2fa45e7623b3
*  CMS Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for New Bundled Payment Models - Lexology
As in the CJR Model, the acute care participant hospital would be the episode initiator and would bear the financial risk under ... Under the Proposed Rule, CMS would create EPMs for care episodes related to the following conditions:. *Acute Myocardial ... During each performance year, participant hospitals and other providers involved in an episode of care would be reimbursed ... Due to special protections applicable to rural hospitals, sole community hospitals, Medicare dependent hospitals and rural ...
  https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=b765ef7a-4615-416f-a4e0-fa5b65a62088
*  CMS Releases Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models Proposed Rule - American College of Cardiology
Financial Accountability: Acute care hospitals would be held financially accountable by CMS for all spending within the episode ... For both AMI and CABG EPMs, the episode would begin upon inpatient admission to an anchor hospital. Care would include both ... Specifically, the Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment Models (EPMs) rule: *Creates new mandatory episode ... CMS Releases Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models Proposed Rule Aug 02, 2016 ACC News Story. Share via: ...
  http://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2016/08/02/13/39/cms-releases-advancing-care-coordination-through-episode-payment-models-proposed-rule
*  State of the Union: Building on the Early Success of Health Reform - The Commonwealth Fund
... so that there is a single bill for acute episodes such as a surgery that covers hospital care, the surgeon, anesthesiologist, ... Association of Health Care Journalists Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance * Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship ... The changes included in the Affordable Care Act should enable us to enter an era of efficiency in health care that will make ... a new Medicare program that will bundle payment for an episode of care, ...
  http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2011/jan/state-of-the-union
*  Preventable deaths due to problems in care in English acute hospitals: a retrospective case record review study | BMJ Quality &...
Demographic and health service utilisation data for the 10 hospital Trusts and for England were obtained from Hospital Episode ... acute hospitals each year (based on 228 065 adult deaths in acute hospitals in England in 2009).26 If a more demanding ... Deaths in Acute Hospitals: Caring to the End? London: National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death, 2009. ... Comparison of three methods for estimating rates of preventable adverse events in acute care hospitals. BMJ 2004;328:199. ...
  http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/early/2012/07/06/bmjqs-2012-001159
*  Cost-Effectiveness of Prasugrel Versus Clopidogrel in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes and Planned Percutaneous Coronary...
Per Case Prospective Payment for Episodes of Hospital Care. Springfield, Va: US Department of Commerce National Technical ... Eikelboom JW, Mehta SR, Anand SS, Xie C, Fox KA, Yusuf S. Adverse impact of bleeding on prognosis in patients with acute ... Relationship of blood transfusion and clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes. JAMA. 2004; 292: 1555-1562. ... Prasugrel versus clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes. N Engl J Med. 2007; 357: 2001-2015. ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/121/1/71.long
*  Understanding Dementia: Behaviour Disturbances - DementiaGuide.com
... this recording of the pattern can be particularly helpful for patients in an acute care hospital, where an isolated episode in ... Unfortunately, acute care hospitals are habituated to sedate difficult patients, not to record patterns of behaviour. It is ... becomes a hint as to whether altered behaviour represents presentation of an acute Acute. When something is "acute", it means ... Understanding Dementia is a short textbook for primary care physicians and other health care professionals. Chapter 10 ...
  https://www.dementiaguide.com/aboutdementia/understanding/?pageContent=behaviour_disturbances
*  Physician age and outcomes in elderly patients in hospital in the US: observational study | The BMJ
For patients transferred to other acute care hospitals (1.2% of admissions), we attributed the multi-hospital episode of care ... Setting US acute care hospitals.. Participants 20% random sample of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged ≥65 admitted to ... We restricted our sample to patients treated in acute care hospitals and excluded elective admissions and those in which a ... Quality of care delivered by general internists in US hospitals who graduated from foreign versus US medical schools: ...
  http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1797?ijkey=01d8c5810d170fe780180185a2c1798fb475094f&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha
*  Effective Interventions Unit Integrated Care Pathways Guide 7: Care of People with Drug Problems in Acute General Hospital...
This guide identifies the key issues in managing the care of drug users in a general hospital in-patient setting and aims to ... Episode of care is effectively monitored. Agreed milestones, variances and outcomes are recorded appropriately on ICP ... Integrated Care Pathways Guide 7: Care of People with Drug Problems in Acute General Hospital Settings. This document is also ... Effective Interventions Unit Integrated Care Pathways Guide 7: Care of People with Drug Problems in Acute General Hospital ...
  http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2005/01/20515/49813
*  Disparities in acute in-hospital cardiovascular care for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal South Australians | The Medical Journal...
... and the admission was recorded as an acute episode of care with casualty/emergency department as the source of referral. To ... Disparities in acute in-hospital cardiovascular care for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal South Australians. ... Problems, solutions and actions: addressing barriers in acute hospital care for indigenous Australians and New Zealanders. ... 6. National Heart Foundation of Australia; Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association. Better hospital care for Aboriginal ...
  https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2016/205/5/disparities-acute-hospital-cardiovascular-care-aboriginal-and-non-aboriginal
*  Biochips - Market Size, Market Share, Market Leaders, Demand Forecast, Sales, Company Profiles, Market Research, Industry...
Acute Care Hospital Admissions 29 Surgical Procedures 29 Outpatient Episodes 29 Diagnostic Tests 30 Pharmaceutical Industry ... Acute Care Hospitals 24 Outpatient Clinics 25 Skilled Nursing Homes 26 Physicians 26 Patient Activity 26 ... 4.4 Trends in Health Care. Trends in Health Care. $998.00. *. 4.4.1 Health Insurance Coverage. Health Insurance Coverage. $ ... MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4 General 4 Macroeconomic Trends 4 Demographic Patterns 9 Trends in Health Care 11 Health Insurance Coverage ...
  https://www.freedoniagroup.com/industry-study/biochips-2418.htm
*  UAB - News - UAB participating in CMS care, cost improvement initiative
... both in the hospital and in the post-acute care setting.. "COPD is one of the most common lung diseases, and Alabama has some ... Through this new initiative, CMS will test how bundling payments for episodes of care can result in more coordinated care for ... CMS will bundle payments for services beneficiaries receive during an episode of care, encouraging hospitals, physicians, post- ... UAB Hospital participating in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiative designed to improve patient care, lower ...
  https://www.uab.edu/news/health/item/3114-uab-participating-in-cms-care-cost-improvement-initiative
*  From hospice to hospital: short-term follow-up study of hospice patient outcomes in a US acute care hospital surveillance...
... suggest acute illness episodes that home or hospice facility staff were unprepared to cope with. Although there is a ... including transfer to another acute-care hospital, skilled nursing facility, intermediate-care, long-term care or ... From hospice to hospital: short-term follow-up study of hospice patient outcomes in a US acute care hospital surveillance ... From hospice to hospital: short-term follow-up study of hospice patient outcomes in a US acute care hospital surveillance ...
  http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/7/e005196
*  The Intensivist Group Changes Name to Sound Critical Care - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com
... a leading healthcare organization focused on improving quality and lowering costs throughout the acute episode of care,... ... hospital medicine, critical care, transitional care, advisory services and telemedicine.. Information contained on this page is ... With Sound's focus on the acute episode of care, the critical care team's role in improving quality and lowering the cost of ... "As an integral part our focus on the acute episode of care, our Sound Critical Care teams work closely with specialists and all ...
  http://www.newson6.com/story/37599007/the-intensivist-group-changes-name-to-sound-critical-care
*  Wisconsin Lawyer: Health-care Reform: What You Should Know
31 One pilot program will cover an acute-care episode, total knee replacement, covering the period from hospital admission to ... Uncompensated care will increase, particularly in the state's hospital emergency rooms.. Medicare hospital initiatives. ... The other program, for coverage of chronic care, will cover a one-year episode of care for adult diabetics. An insurer will ... Integrated health-care systems of hospitals and physicians and other providers, which are in a better position to coordinate ...
  https://www.wisbar.org/NewsPublications/Pages/General-Article.aspx?ArticleID=2152
*  Identifying clusters of falls-related hospital admissions to inform population targets for prioritising falls prevention...
Fall-related sub-acute and non-acute care and hospitalised rehabilitation episodes of care: What is the injury burden? Aust ... The first episode of hospital care LOS for people with comorbidities was significantly longer than that among clusters with no ... The VAED comprises data on episodes of patient admission to acute hospitals, both public and private, in the state of Victoria ... The LOS (number of days for the first episode of care) for each episode was calculated and then compared across clusters using ...
  http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/21/4/254
*  Here's why health insurance is not like broccoli
The costs of caring for the uninsured are shoved onto the rest of us through higher insurance premiums or taxes that hospitals ... They give them the tests and treatments they need - at least to get over the emergency or acute episode. Thus, while it is ... America already accepts that everyone will eventually need dental care, eye care and hearing care; and that the Social Security ... Why does the health care price increases?. ECO101, supply and demand.. More people needing health care services creating more ...
  http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/03/29/heres-why-health-insurance-is-not-like-broccoli/
*  Section 3: Delivery System Reform and Care for High-Need Beneficiaries
... including hospitals and physicians, and hospitals and post-acute care facilities. The ACA also created the Center for Medicare ... These include such models as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and bundled payments for episodes of care. The ACA also ... America's Care of Serious Illness: A State-by-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation's Hospitals, May ... Transforming Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Conditions and Long-Term Care Needs: Coordinating Care Across All ...
  https://www.kff.org/report-section/section-3-delivery-system-reform-and-care-for-high-need-beneficiaries/
*  P81 The efficacy of a nurse led, primary care, acute asthma service in reducing short stay hospital admissions | Thorax
The reduction in short stay admissions was impressive and greater than the number of patient episodes that were addressed by ... P81 The efficacy of a nurse led, primary care, acute asthma service in reducing short stay hospital admissions ... P81 The efficacy of a nurse led, primary care, acute asthma service in reducing short stay hospital admissions ... 89 cases would either have been referred for hospital assessment or families would have self-referred to hospital if the ...
  http://thorax.bmj.com/content/66/Suppl_4/A101.1
*  The Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) | Heart
MINAP accrues approximately 85 000 episodes of care per year for patients with ACS admitted to all acute National Health ... Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) reports ∼110 000 hospital admissions with myocardial infarction in England9; MINAP records ∼ ... Improving care for patients with acute coronary syndromes: initial results from the National Audit of Myocardial Infarction ... Aims of MINAP To audit the quality of care of patients with acute coronary syndrome and provide a resource for academic ...
  http://heart.bmj.com/content/96/16/1264