Diabetes Health in the News: Social Factors Affect Patient Health Outcomes

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services addressed the topic of social risk factors within value-based payment programs. The report acknowledged that patient with specific risk factors could fare worse on certain quality measures. Their providers may perform worse, as well. This report found that the most powerful poor performance predictor was dual eligibility status – a term that describes

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Diabetes Health Weekly Round Up

With so much going on,  you may have missed the latest in diabetes news this week. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with the Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup to share the latest news, podcasts and stories from this week. Enjoy! AskNadia: Feeling Discouraged from Peripheral Neuropathy Pain and Depression Diabetes Health Tips for Taming Your Winter Allergies Diabetes Health Type 1: Who Could Love

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Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: CMS to Assess Penalties for Hospital-Acquired Illnesses

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/DH-Mar-1_-2017_-7_04_36-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! CMS has recently cut payments to 769 U.S. hospitals with high patient injury rates, and for the first time, this included the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs. These punishments come during the third year of Medicare penalties applied to hospitals with high patient injury rates, including patients who

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Senators Request a Delay of Hospital Star Ratings from CMS

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/May-25_-2016_-7_08_14-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadU.S. senators have recently sent a request to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking for a delay in releasing the quarterly Hospital Compare Rankings. Concerns have come up that the methods used to rate hospitals fail to take income and social-level standings into account. The American Hospital Association is supporting the 60 senators who have made the request.

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CMS Offers New Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-16_-2016_-12_29_40-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a new accountable care organization model known as Next Gen that will address the shortcomings of the Medicare Shared Shavings Programs. These new models will allow participants to keep 80%-100% of savings, and patients will be assigned to a plan at the beginning of the plan year. Additionally, the

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CMS States Only 10% of Medicare ICD-10 Claims Rejected

On October 1, 2015, Medicare transitioned to using ICD-10 codes for processing claims. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), claims have been normally processing since this rollout. Approximately 10% of claims are being rejected, with less than 0.10% rejected as a result of invalid ICD-10 codes. This rate is promising, especially to skeptics who were unsure about the change. These rejection

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