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BPCI Model Not Equipped to Tackle Reform of SNF Spending, Researchers Find

September 17th 2021, 7:37pm

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The study found that BPCI Model 3, which held postacute facilities accountable for costs of care, was not associated with payment reductions or changes in other quality and selection metrics among skilled nursing facilities.

Biden Administration Drug Plan Includes Value-Based Payment Ideas for Medicare

September 9th 2021, 7:53pm

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The administration said it would make the results of its drug price negotiations with manufacturers, as well as its approach to value-based care models, open to a variety of payers.

Consumer Data Transparency Is More Important Than Ever as the Battle Against COVID Rages On

September 6th 2021, 4:00pm

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On January 1, CMS implemented the Hospital Price Transparency final rule, but by July, it was clear that many hospitals were noncompliant. Even with a proposed rule for penalties, requirements still only fall on certain parts of the health care industry.

Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use Highly Prevalent in Older Adults

September 3rd 2021, 6:45pm

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Polypharmacy may be raising the risk of inappropriate medication use, and avoiding this is crucial.

Are PIMs Linked to Frailty in Older Adults?

August 28th 2021, 1:05pm

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The use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) by older adults appeared to be linked to a greater risk of frailty, although the researchers said further work is needed.

Addressing Polypharmacy, PIMs in Geriatric Patients With Cancer

August 26th 2021, 8:00pm

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Researchers offer recommendations for addressing polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use among older patients with cancer.

Clinicians and Payers Expect to Wait and See Before Embracing CMS’ MIPS Value Pathways

August 17th 2021, 4:46pm

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Contributor: Medicare Needs to Ensure People With ALS Have Access to Clinically Appropriate Respiratory Care

August 16th 2021, 2:16pm

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The pandemic has shown a spotlight on how critically important respiratory care is to Americans who struggle to breathe on their own. Yet, Medicare policy must be updated to ensure that access to lifesaving equipment will never be disrupted.

ASCO 2021 Recap: Health-Related Quality of Life

August 16th 2021, 1:19am

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Review Describes Evidence Regarding Deprescribing Interventions for Older Patients

August 14th 2021, 6:00pm

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Updated evidence provides new insight into safety, efficacy, and challenges of deprescribing.