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5 Strategies to Help Your Hospital Overcome Ongoing Clinical Staffing Challenges in 2024

5 Strategies to Help Your Hospital Overcome Ongoing Clinical Staffing Challenges in 2024

Although employment and wages in the healthcare industry have seen improvements since the pandemic, there are still ongoing concerns about high quit rates, labor shortages and stagnant wages. For example, 1 in 5 registered nurses (RNs) still report they intend to leave the workforce by 2027 due to mounting stress...

Healthcare Headlines from the Hill

Healthcare Headlines from the Hill: May Edition

Stay ahead of the latest regulatory shifts and healthcare breaking news with Headlines from the Hill.

Behavioral Health Inequity in 2024

Behavioral Health Inequity in 2024: Overcoming Three Root Causes

In the U.S., individuals with serious mental illnesses die 15 to 30 years younger than those without mental illness.1 Further, there are specific communities across the nation that are seeing higher rates of mental illness, which has caused what we know today as behavioral health inequity.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Management

Inpatient Rehabilitation Management: Key Insights to Help Hospitals Overcome the Obstacles

Shifting regulations, rising denials and ongoing labor shortages present a multitude of challenges for hospitals when running an inpatient rehabilitation program. However, these are not the only obstacles.

Top Challenges of Running Inpatient Rehabilitation: 3 Things to Know

Top Challenges of Running Inpatient Rehabilitation: 3 Things to Know

The rehabilitation services market is expected to reach $215 billion by 2030 – a 48% jump from its 2021 valuation.1 However, the demand and complexity of inpatient rehabilitation is outpacing the ability to acquire and maintain specialized resources, expertise and capital to meet the growing need in local communities. Discover 3 of...

Lifepoint Partner Testimonial: Enhancing outcomes for the growing medically complex population

Lifepoint Partner Testimonial: Enhancing outcomes for the growing medically complex population

In recent years, post-acute admissions for neurological and pulmonary conditions have seen significant growth – with acuity rates of the general patient population rising 6% since 2019. These rising rates, couples of prolonged length of stay (LOS) numbers, has hospitals juggling a variety of new and complex illnesses.1,2

Mental Health Utilization on the Rise: How Are Hospital Operations Being Impacted?

Mental Health Utilization on the Rise: How Are Hospital Operations Being Impacted?

Mental health spend has increased more than 50% since 2020, with in-person behavioral health service utilization up nearly 40%.

The Rise of Value-Based Care: What It Is and Why Hospitals Should Prioritize Integration

The Rise of Value-Based Care: What It Is and Why Hospitals Should Prioritize Integration

CMS aims to have all Medicare beneficiaries and most Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in accountable care programs by 2030.1 This growing rate of adoption could lead to a value-based care (VBC) market valuation of $1 trillion in the coming years – creating substantial value for payers and providers, notes a McKinsey...

Healthcare Headlines from the Hill

Healthcare Headlines from the Hill: February Edition

Stay ahead of the latest regulatory shifts and healthcare breaking news with Headlines from the Hill.

Rising Readmission Penalties Expected in 2024: What Rehab Hospitals Can Do to Reduce its Impact

Rising Readmission Penalties Expected in 2024: What Rehab Hospitals Can Do to Reduce its Impact

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported 2023 to be the lowest number of readmission penalties in nearly 10 years by the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). However, this trend is expected to reverse for fiscal year (FY) 2024.1 If hospitals are not prepared, patient experience and outcomes, as...

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