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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...

New Healthcare Regulations, Consumerism Shifts and More: How Your Hospital Can Prepare in 2024

New Healthcare Regulations, Consumerism Shifts and More: How Your Hospital Can Prepare in 2024

In addition to identifying and addressing trends around financial health, staffing challenges, and technology opportunities, there remain a number of additional trends set to impact hospitals throughout 2024. Discover three additional trends that health leaders should consider when developing and managing their hospital’s strategic priorities this year. Shifting Healthcare Consumerism Needs In...

Three Inpatient Rehabilitation Trends Every Health Executive Should Know

Three Inpatient Rehabilitation Trends Every Health Executive Should Know

2024 is anticipated to be a year of significant change for post-acute and inpatient rehabilitation service lines. To help ensure hospitals stay ahead of these changes and position themselves for success throughout the year, health leaders are looking into the trends expected to have the greatest impact. Three of these top...

5 Healthcare Consumer Trends Impacting Hospitals Nationwide

5 Healthcare Consumer Trends Impacting Hospitals Nationwide

Healthcare is an ever-changing landscape, and so are its consumers. A recent Advisory Board report uncovered key insights into the latest healthcare consumer behaviors and how hospitals can prepare for its impact both now and in the future through inpatient rehabilitation integration. Five factors influencing healthcare consumer decisions and the driving...

Headlines from the Hill: December Edition

Headlines from the Hill: December Edition

Stay ahead of the latest regulatory shifts and healthcare breaking news with Headlines from the Hill. In this month’s edition you will find: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: What to expect in 2024. IRF Discharge Planning Requirements: CMS considering additional guidance. Medicare Advantage (MA): New rule to begin in Q1 2024. Medicaid Enrollment: Decline...

Case Study: Palomar Health Expands Care Access to the Greater San Diego Community

Case Study: Palomar Health Expands Care Access to the Greater San Diego Community

The Challenge For members of the North San Diego community in the past, access to specialized acute rehabilitation care was not readily available. This forced patients to travel outside of their local community to receive treatment which was also not near other sites of care, such as the emergency department (ED)...

Inpatient Rehab vs. Skilled Nursing: C-Suite’s Guide to Optimal Outcomes

Inpatient Rehab vs. Skilled Nursing: C-Suite’s Guide to Optimal Outcomes

All post-acute settings are not created equal.1 The growing rate of skilled nursing facility (SNF) closures has only reinforced this gap in care quality, leaving patients and hospitals straining to find care settings equipped and available to meet their unique needs. One setting that has weathered the storm of shifting regulatory...

Headlines from the Hill: October Edition

Headlines from the Hill: October Edition

Stay ahead of the latest regulatory shifts and healthcare breaking news with Headlines from the Hill. In this month’s edition you will find: MedPAC payment alternatives: What this means for inpatient rehab and skilled nursing. Rural health priorities: National Rural Health Association outlines actions for Congress. Medicaid expansion: 10 states that have not expanded. Prior...

HFMA and Lifepoint Survey

2024 C-suite Post-Acute Priorities: An HFMA and Lifepoint Survey

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)1 and Lifepoint Rehabilitation partnered on a survey of 100 hospital executives sourced from across the nation. The survey explored key challenges and opportunities around post-acute services, including top healthcare trends, improving the patient experience and service line expansion/development opportunities.

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