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Protecting the Bottom Line with Quality Risk Management Programs
4/21/2014

Protecting the Bottom Line with Quality Risk Management Programs

Each day, long-term-care (LTC) providers in the United States are caring for 1,383,700 residents in nursing homes and 713,300 inhabitants in assisted and residential care communities, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Reimbursement Cuts: Preparing for the Uncertain
4/4/2012

Reimbursement Cuts: Preparing for the Uncertain

“But in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.”

Benjamin Franklin may need to amend his famous quotation to include the certainty of reimbursement uncertainty for health-care providers. Considering the size and scope of Medicaid and Medicare, the threat of reimbursement-rate cuts for these programs can be particularly problematic for hospitals as they seek financial stability and plan for future capital projects.