You’ll likely see widespread press coverage today on how New Jersey hospitals performed in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. We did very well — with the highest percentage of A hospitals. But equally important, in my perspective, is that New Jersey had the highest rate of participation in the Leapfrog Hospital Survey among regions with more than […]

Published in Staff / Guest Blog , Hospital Safety Scores , NJ News , Leapfrog

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Open enrollment for the ACA Marketplace begins November 1 and runs through December 15.  New Jersey residents will have three carriers to choose from:  Horizon BCBSNJ, AmeriHealth, and Oscar. The 2018 rates should come out any day now and will be higher than they otherwise would have been if Congress or the Administration had authorized […]

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For years you’ve heard everyone talking about value-based payments. Now we’re seeing the concept shift to reality. Here’s the latest. CMS announced they will soon begin requiring certain hospitals to accept bundled payments — or one payment for everything from anesthesia to rehabilitation — for hip and knee replacements. Hospitals will no longer be able to […]

Published in Staff / Guest Blog , Quality Institute , NJ News

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