Jill Reeves, MHA

Jill Reeves has more than 27 years of experience in the health-care industry and has worked exclusively in the fields of market research, statistical analysis and health-care interactive marketing. Before joining CQuence Health Group as marketing manager, Jill was director of communications and new media for PRC, a nationwide health-care market research organization. Jill earned a master's degree in health-care administration from Bellevue University and a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Nebraska in Kearney. She is a published author and avid student of social media and emerging communication trends.
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The IMPACT Act: Legislating Care Coordination

Posted by Jill Reeves, MHA on 10/18/16 8:32 AM

There is no question that cross-continuum care coordination is a good thing—the more various healthcare entities work together to deliver appropriate and timely interventions, the better off patients will be. That said, care coordination has often been viewed as a nice to have rather than a critical mandate. However, that is changing as the federal government approves legislation that requires diverse healthcare organizations to cooperate.

One such mandate is the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014. While predominately aimed at the post-acute community and their preparations for risk-based care, the legislation’s overarching goal is to enhance collaboration among all members of the care team.

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Topics: Care Coordination, Healthcare Reform, Care Coordination Software

Making Sense of Weak Signals: Health-Care Systems Can Break the Code

Posted by Jill Reeves, MHA on 5/6/15 8:14 AM

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, many Americans wondered how it was possible for the enemy to attack us on our soil. How did the Japanese military “sneak” into our airspace and kill and injure so many citizens and military personnel?

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Topics: Care Coordination, Care Transitions, Patient and Family Engagement, Healthcare IT

Reducing All-Cause, Unplanned Readmissions with Improved Risk Stratification

Posted by Jill Reeves, MHA on 2/2/15 3:39 PM

Some readmissions are unavoidable and result from the inevitable progression of diseases or chronic conditions; however, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has estimated that nearly 76 percent of readmissions are potentially preventable, and may result from poor quality of care or inadequate transitional care.

Risk stratification

One of the programs that works to reduce unnecessary readmissions to improve care quality and reduce per capita costs is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Readmission Reduction Program, which penalizes hospitals who are incurring an excessive amount of 30-day readmissions. 

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Topics: Medicare Readmission Penalties, Risk Stratification, Reducing Readmissions

Hospitals to Lose Millions in 2015 Readmission Penalty Hikes

Posted by Jill Reeves, MHA on 12/9/14 9:50 AM

Whether you’re sitting in the boardroom or at the patient’s bedside, readmissions are likely frustrating you. They remind me of those dreaded “check engine” lights that pop up on your car dashboard. You know an error has occurred inside your vehicle’s system, but the warning doesn't pinpoint the item or system that has failed.

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Hospital Boards Get Down to Business

Posted by Jill Reeves, MHA on 10/7/14 8:53 AM

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves. That’s the message health systems across the country are sending to current and future board of directors.

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Topics: Healthcare Reform

The Report is In… Hospital Readmissions Carry High Costs for Consumers

Posted by Jill Reeves, MHA on 6/17/14 9:47 AM

Since the Department of Health and Human Services established a readmission reduction program as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, sharp focus on the cost of readmissions has been top of mind. The program, effective October 1, 2012, was designed to provide incentives for hospitals to implement strategies that reduce costs and the number of unnecessary hospital readmissions.

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