Nonprofit hospitals are falling short when it comes to completing community needs assessments required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to an August research letter published by JAMA Network Open.
Anna, a case manager who practices in a pulmonologist’s office, manages adult high-risk asthmatic patient care. The office serves more than 2,000 patients, which Anna learns is the upper range of average. She recently learned that the American Association for Physician Leadership believes that a physician’s office can successfully handle a volume of 3,000 patients.
CMS has reinstated the short-stay reviews and high-weighted DRG reviews originally halted in 2019. The national contract to conduct these reviews was awarded to Livanta, one of the Beneficiary & Family-Centered Care and Quality Improvement Organizations.