Healthcare News & Insights

4 keys to caring for vulnerable, high-risk patients

Hospitals are tasked with caring for members of many high-risk populations, such as senior citizens. Because Medicare and other payors are tying payment to patient outcomes, facilities must have a plan in place to manage the unique needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions and other significant health issues. 

Industry pushing for Medicare to cover telemedicine services

If there’s ever been a group of patients who could benefit from having telemedicine added to their care after they’re discharged from the hospital, it would be senior citizens. Physical limitations, as well as transportation issues can keep them from their follow-up appointments which can lead to readmissions.