The ACO REACH Model: Health IT to Support Success

In February 2022 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) introduced the ACO REACH Model to promote greater health equity among the beneficiaries receiving care through accountable care organizations (ACOs). In this article, we define...

Leveraging Data to Improve SNF Transitions of Care

Hospital readmissions continue to be a significant patient-safety issue that plagues the healthcare industry. Despite the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) in 2012, the 30-day...

Conditions of Participation Guidance: 5 Key Takeaways

On May 10, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided clarification on the requirements outlined in the Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule. The clarifying information consisted of frequently asked questions and a guidance...