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Are Medicare Cost Containment Strategies Working?

Trends in hospital inpatient stays (2005-2014) show they are. Between 2005 and 2014, the inflation-adjusted mean cost per inpatient stay increased by 12.7 percent, from $9,500 to $10,900. Inflation-adjusted cost per stay for patients covered by private insurance or Medicaid increased

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Posted in Hospital Care

How To Choose the Right Care at the Right Price

Understanding each type of service will save headaches and money. There are several kinds of agencies and facilities to consider when choosing the best options for a loved one.  It’s helpful to understand what style of care works best for families at different stages of the caregiving journey.   This

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Posted in Agencies & Facilities, Elder Care

Why Telehealth Services Are Underused

Doctors Slow To Embrace Telehealth Tech According to a U.S. Government Office of Accountability report, only a tiny percentage of doctors are using telehealth and remote patient monitoring.  The biggest reason sited is lack of Medicare reimbursement and cumbersome point of origin

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Posted in Consumer News

How to Never Lose An Insurance Appeal

(formerly The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) 33rd Annual ALCA Conference  May 3-6, 2017 – Grand Hyatt San Antonio Texas Speaker:  Michael Newell RN, MSN Session Title:    How to Never Lose an Insurance Appeal Session Date/Time:   Thursday, May 4,

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Posted in Speaking Engagements

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