The United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Project (USALEEP) is a public health project measuring life expectancy at birth for nearly every neighborhood in the country. USALEEP data provide community health insights and show that not everyone has the same opportunity to be healthy where they live.
Medicare beneficiaries who received transitional care services from physicians after they were discharged home from a healthcare organization had lower costs and were less likely to die in the month that followed than those who didn’t, according to a new study.
Three recent studies look at the impacts of the social determinants of health and how they are mitigated in various programs across the country that provide healthcare services in places like economically disadvantaged communities and affordbale senior housing.
The IPPS 2019 final rule, released August 3, formally reversed the CMS requirement that a physician’s order must be in the medical record for the hospital to bill for inpatient services under Medicare Part A. But it hasn’t eliminated all the associated headaches related to inpatient admission orders.