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“Pathways to Success” Add to SNF Pressures

ACO’s currently have up to six years to avoid taking risk under the current Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). However, the “Pathways to Success” proposed by CMS would cut this timeframe to two years. See more on this in the article from @skilled_nursing. View Article Here

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SNF’s Must Adapt To Survive

These are very challenging times for SNF’s. This article from @skilled_nursing details out suggestions for smaller SNF’s to stay afloat until the “silver tsunami” arrives. View Article Here

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Quality Incentive Programs – Are They Working?

New reports show that Medicare’s hospital readmission reduction program may be causing an increase in mortality. Also under fire, rewards and penalties based on quality measures, due to their focus on processes rather than outcomes. This article from @modrnhealthcr expounds on whether or not quality incentive programs are working. View Article Here

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Medicare Advantage Plans Have More Flexibility In 2019

Under new CMS guidelines, Medicare Advantage plans have more flexibility in 2019 with regard to the benefits they are permitted to offer. This report prepared by @millimanhealth and commissioned by @BMAlliance is one of the more comprehensive reviews that we’ve seen. View Article Here

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