Brian Maher, MPH
As reported in yesterday’s Daily Briefing, the, death rate for hospital patients admitted for heart failure decreased by about half between 2000 and 2007, according to an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) News and Numbers report released last week.
New AHRQ Report Highlights Improvements in HF Mortality
The new Cardiovascular Roundtable Strategic Planning Template is intended to assist members in developing a CV-specific strategic plan and conducting a comprehensive program audit, with particular emphasis on evaluating how accountable care may alter overall aims. More specifically, this PowerPoint tool guides members through stepwise analyses of CV growth prospects, clinical quality, operations, and finances with an eye toward uncovering potential strategies to pursue.
Use our new CV Strategic Planning Template to guide your planning process
In case you missed it, CMS released the details of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement program on Tuesday. Reported first in yesterday's Daily Briefing, our Chief Research Officer, Chas Roades, provides his early analysis of the program and what it will mean for hospitals interested in participating.
Initial thoughts on the CMS bundling program