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CMS fines 2,545 hospitals for high readmissions: 5 things to know

In fiscal year 2021, CMS will penalize 2,545 hospitals for having too many Medicare patients readmitted within 30 days, according to federal data cited by Kaiser Health News.

This is the ninth year of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. To determine penalties for fiscal 2021, CMS examined hospitals’ 30-day readmission rates for patients who had originally been treated for the following conditions: heart failure, heart attack, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hip or knee replacement, and coronary artery bypass graft surgery.  Read More

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CME/CE Offerings

Readmission Prevention (1.25 hours) $149
Bundled Payments – BPCI (1.25 hours) $149
Transitional Care (1.5 hours) $149
Readmission Prevention $399
Bundled Payments (BPCI) $399
Transitional Care $399
Readmission Prevention $499
Bundled Payments (BPCI) $499
Transitional Care $499
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NRPC Mission

The not-for-profit National Readmission Prevention Collaborative was created to unite industry leaders in sharing Best Practices in care transitions and readmission prevention for hospitals, SNF’s and other providers. NRPC provides educational resources, certifications, case studies, intensives and events as well as access to products, tools and services that improve the care continuum.

Not-for-Profit Readmission Collaborative Names Winners of 5th Annual Healthcare Innovation Contest
— NRPC recognizes those technologies and programs delivering true transformational care –

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (October 8, 2019) – The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative announced today its 2019 winners of its 5th Annual Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Contest. Multiple category winners were named and winners will be featured on the NRPC website for the remainder of 2019 and 2020 at An online workshop/webinar will be hosted October 30, 2019 showcasing each of these products (sign up at website).

The category winners are as follows:

Medication Management/Patient Literacy: The Med Manager 3.0 & The Med Manager Diabetic

Health Data/EHR Interoperability: Seqster, Health Data Platform

Corporate Healthcare Spending Reduction: The Health Rosetta

Population Health Management: Trapollo

Healthcare Finance:, the tax deductible Go Fund me for personal healthcare expenses

Each of these products and services was reviewed and evaluated by members of the NRPC Advisory Board and selected as winners in their respective categories. For more information visit the NRPC website at

“Our non-profit is focused on online education and advancing healthcare transformation and this annual contest has become one of the most enjoyable accomplishments in the six year history of the Readmission Collaborative,” said Founder Dr. Josh Luke. “It’s inspiring to see these products and services that are truly transforming how we deliver patient centered care, enhancing self-management, making data more accessible and driving down the cost of care for Americans and American businesses as well.”

A description of each of these products and services is featured on page two of this release. For more information on the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative or 2018 award winners, please visit

Detailed description of each award winning product and service:

Medication Management/Patient Literacy: The Med Manager 2.0 XL & The Med Manager 3.0

The Med Manager 3.0 is an electronic transformation of the popular original Med Manager binder, and will be the same simple med manager but with the addition of sensors under each loop that automatically register when and what meds are removed from the binder. This information is automatically sync’d with the VivaLife app via Bluetooth. All patients and caregivers need to do is download the app and Med Manager 3.0 will do the rest. Medication logs will be seamlessly available to patients, caregivers and healthcare providers via our remote patient monitoring services taking away all the guesswork and excess paperwork at the next doctors visit. VivaLife Med Manager Diabetic is tailored to the needs of people with diabetes. With detachable insulated pouches and 15 loops for medication bottles, it is perfect for people on the go who still need their medications. Built out of a durable nylon with a hard back shell, the file manager will protect all your important medical documents.

Health Data/EMR Operability: Seqster, Health Data Platform

Seqster is an award-winning SaaS platform that enables organizations to drive efficient healthcare via comprehensive medical records (EHR), individual genomic profiles (DNA), and personal health device data. For the first time, users create their own matched, longitudinal health data profile across all of their US-based healthcare data sources through person-centric interoperability. Seqster helps healthcare providers and payers onboard their members in an efficient and accurate way by seamlessly integrating into any payer, provider, or clinical research enterprise. The platform currently connects users to more than 3,000 healthcare providers and over 100,000 hospitals and clinics nationwide. Seqster is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information on Seqster and how we can bring health to your members, employees,or patients, please visit or follow @Seqster.

Corporate Healthcare Spending Reduction: The Health Rosetta

The Health Rosetta is an ecosystem for replicating adoption of practical non-partisan fixes to our health care system. Health Rosetta accredits benefits consultants who have a proven track record guiding public and private employers and unions to reduce their health benefits spending by 20% or more while improving the quality of care for plan members. Health Rosetta is building the LEED-like ecosystem for purchasing and delivering high performance health care benefits and services.

Population Health: Trapollo is a human-centric, leading end-to-end, connected healthcare company focused on improving patient care by mobilizing clinical engagement. Our goal is to help extend care past the walls of health systems by meeting people where they are in their day-to-day lives. Our broad range of remote health monitoring applications, products and services go beyond technology — we are helping to improve the quality of care at every stage of life. By integrating and enabling more efficient clinician-to-patient communication and information, we help healthcare providers and payors focus on delivering care while improving health. Leveraging our successful history and expertise in remote patient monitoring (RPM) and logistics, we help to accelerate our customers’ vision of connected healthcare, providing world-class program design and consulting, integrated clinical applications, and program operations and support. As part of the Cox Communications family dedicated to improving the quality of life across communities, Trapollo is leveraging Cox’s power of connectivity to bring technology where it is needed, providing more effective and continuous care. This unique approach and innovative partnership is best summed up in two words: Human. Kind. For further information, please visit our website:

Healthcare Finance:, the tax deductible Go Fund me for personal healthcare expenses

Never could a business, foundation, non-profit, government agency or person donate directly to an individual and get a tax-deductible write-off, until now. Hlthe is an innovative healthcare payment platform that tracks money from tips, rewards and/or donations from time of donation, through payment, to a medical or dental provider. The technology makes giving for healthcare 100% transparent, completely removing the question “Where did my money go?” Money donated by an employer, family or friends to a person is held in a non-profit status in the member’s account until utilized for healthcare expenses, which they access by using their Hlthe Visa card. It is Hlthe’s Vision to become the preferred charitable giving platform for healthcare worldwide, leading the industry in socially responsible giving and technological innovation.

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