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5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Health Care System

Mental and behavioral health are part of our general health and should be treated as such. Not a day goes by where I don’t talk about mental health with my patients. Society’s stigma around mental health is a problem, but I think we’re progressing toward greater...

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Rural MN Improves Post-Hospital Stroke Care

TeleStroke/Vascular Neurology Patient Navigator Program Summary Need: Improve post-hospital stroke care access in order to improve physical function and well-being for stroke patients living in a 6-county area in rural Minnesota. Intervention: Implementation of an...

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CMS considers tossing hospital star-rating methodology

By MARIA CASTELLUCCI  The CMS is considering scrapping the model it uses to assign hospital star ratings, signaling a big shift from the agency's stance just seven months ago. In conjunction with releasing new ratings on the Hospital Compare website Thursday for the...

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Three Ways Rural Hospitals Can Reverse Financial Distress

By Michael Morgan, VP Due Diligence and Strategic Analysis , Community Hospital Corporation Thin margins have long been a reality for most rural hospitals, but a worsening array of issues—from increasing charity care and bad debt to declining reimbursements and rural...

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