GreisGuide to LTACHs Newsletter (January 2009)

Posted by Jason Greis on January 6, 2009 under eNewsletter | Be the First to Comment

This issue of the GreisGuide to LTACHs Newsletter contains articles and information on:
  • MedPAC Forecasts a 4.2% Decrease in Medicare Margins for LTACHs and Proposes 2010 Payment Rate Increase;
  • Why Recessionary Pressures and State Medicaid Cuts Will Create a Challenging Environment for Many LTACHs in 2009;
  • The Commonwealth Foundation Launches Hospital Comparison Website;
  • Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor Update;
  • Recent Transactions and Upcoming Events;
  • Poll Results; and
  • A sneak preview of February Newsletter topics.

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The Commonwealth Foundation Launches Hospital Comparison Website Providing Quality Statistics on Many LTACHs

Posted by Jason Greis on December 25, 2008 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

The Commonwealth Foundation (Foundation), a private health care foundation supporting independent research on health policy reform, launched a website providing hospital performance data on two dozen measures of recommended care.  The website allows both health care providers and consumers to conduct side-by-side comparisons of over 4,500 hospitals, including many LTACHs, with similar characteristics, such as region, ownership, size, and type.  The website, however, does not allow users to limit their facility-type search to LTACHs. Read More...