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The Latest Readmission Rates and Reimbursement Penalties For Hospitals

Overall, Medicare will dock payments to 2,599 hospitals, more than half the hospitals in the nation in fiscal year 2019. The harshest penalty is 3% lower reimbursements for every Medicare patient discharged in fiscal year 2019.

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Communication: One of the Most Crucial Tools in Infection Control

Clear, concise communication increases patient confidence as infection prevention and control strategies are put into play during high-risk situations or extended renovation projects. The time to have the conversation about more efficient communication between healthcare staff, patients, and infection preventionists is now.

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Why Sound Management Matters In Healthcare

With hospitals and clinics operating a wide variety of medical equipment, from x-ray machines and MRIs to medical computer systems to specialized medical equipment, facilities are taking measures to reduce sound for daily operations. More than 50% of healthcare executives are implementing noise-reduction construction material to boost patient experience.

Sound management is crucial in healthcare facilities for patient wellness, restorative sleep, patient privacy, physician focus and lower stress.

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Maintaining Patient Satisfaction During Healthcare Renovation Projects

The very act of building a sufficient ICRA containment wall that will meet, or exceed ICRA Class IV requirements is time-consuming, disruptive, noisy and ironically, dusty. Erecting ICRA Containment Dust Barriers, which are essential in protecting patients prior to any disturbance of the area, can also have a negative effect on patient satisfaction scores. To help mitigate the negative impact of building ICRA Containment Barriers, many contractors are turning towards a modular, prefabricated hard barrier system instead of building traditional metal stud, sheetrock walls.

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