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Sutter-Affiliated Novato Community Hospital Pilots CMS Initiative

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 in Transformation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announced Participants in Initiative Aimed at Raising Quality and Lowering Costs

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Novato Community Hospital, a Sutter Health affiliate, is one of only 7 providers in the state to participate in Model 2 of CMS’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.

Novato Community Hospital (NHC) is one of only seven providers in California to partner with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Model 2 of a new pilot programBundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Under this model, NHC will enter into payment arrangements with CMS including financial and performance accountability for episodes of care related to hip and knee replacement surgery. The episode includes the inpatient stay in the acute care hospital and all related services 30, 60, or 90 days after hospital discharge. This is a three-year project aimed at raising the bar on quality while lowering overall costs.

“For patients, this means a hospital is coordinating their care in a completely new wayfrom the moment they enter the facility for joint replacement surgery through the crucial Read More

Archive – All News 2013

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 in

12/31/2013 | A Statement from Sutter Health

12/23/2013 | Sutter Health Leader Named Chair-Elect for American Medical Group Association Board of Directors

12/19/2013 | Three Leaders to Join Sutter Health Board of Directors in January

12/16/2013 |Multi-Year Agreement Reached with Anthem Blue Cross

12/13/2013 | Sutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM) ® Featured in National Publications

12/09/2013 | Sutter Health Donates $255,000 to Help Feed Those in Need This Holiday Season

12/06/2013 | Hospital Board of Directors Takes Action to Ensure Long-Term Viability of Sutter Coast Hospital and to Reaffirm Continued Presence of Local Board

12/03/2013 | Sutter Health’s Perspective on Hospital Prices 

11/18/2013 | Sutter Health’s MyLifeStages Receives Top Honors for Fifth Straight Year 

11/18/2013 | Sutter Health Hospital Receives Nation’s Highest Honor for Performance Excellence 

11/12/2013 | Sutter Health Gives $200,000 to Help Relief Efforts in the Philippines 

11/11/2013 | Sutter Health Donates $25,000 for Veterans and Active Duty Military in Northern California 

11/08/2013 | Ten Sutter Health Hospitals Recognized as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures from the Joint Commission

11/08/2013 | Sutter Hospitals Recognized for Quality Care

11/05/2013 | Sutter Health Plus CEO Speaks at National Conference

11/04/2013 | Settlement Agreement Reached in Case Involving Anesthesia Billing Methodology

10/16/2013 | Sutter Health Awarded CHIME’s Innovator of the Year Award

10/14/2013 | Accreditation Approved For Post Grad Pharmacy Program

10/09/2013 | $2 Million Awarded to Sutter Health, IBM and Geisinger Health System to Study Heart Failure Prediction

09/24/2013 | Sutter Medical Network Physician Groups Honored for Quality Health Care

08/29/2013 | Sutter Health Donates $100,000 to Red Cross Fire-Relief Efforts

08/28/2013 | Sutter Health Launches Innovative Advanced Care Program in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, and Merced counties

08/02/2013 | Alameda Health System Formally Accepts Sutter Health’s Offer to Donate San Leandro Hospital & Establish Transition Operating Fund

07/17/2013 | 2013 March for Babies Fundraising Update

06/27/2013 | Sutter Health’s 2012 Year In Review

06/14/2013 | Sunscreen 101

06/13/2013 | Sutter Health Physician Organizations Rated Among Best of Calif. Doctors

06/06/2013 | Sutter Health Unveils Name of New Health Plan

06/05/2o13 | Sutter Health Launches Innovative Advanced Care Program in El Dorado and Placer Counties

05/30/2013 | The Difference Between Stress and Anxiety

05/23/2013 | Seven Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

05/22/2013 | Sutter Health Gives $150,000 to American Red Cross for Oklahoma Tornado Relief

05/16/2013 | Understanding Your Blood Pressure Numbers

05/09/2013 | Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

05/06/2013 | May Focuses on Blood Pressure Education

05/03/2013 | A statement from Sutter Memorial Hospital

04/22/2013 | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle on Earth Day

04/21/2013 | Honoring Our Volunteers

04/19/2013 | Attention Shoppers

04/12/2013 | Allergy Relief: Nothing to Sneeze At

04/10/2013 | Tax Day and Your Heart

04/08/2013 | Unnecessary Early Deliveries of Babies Reduced Considerably, Study Finds

04/05/2013 | Sutter Health Continues With EHR Roll-out

04/05/2013 | Easter Candy Overload? Kick the Habit with a Sugar Detox Diet

04/01/2013 | Dense Breasts. Now What?

03/30/2013 | Thank Your Doctor March 30

03/29/2013 | Hip Check: Live Q&A on Hip Arthritis and Pain

03/26/2013 | New Year, New You?

03/21/2013 | Colon Cancer Screening: Don’t Dread it, Get it!

03/20/2013 | Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Program Expands to Greater Bay Area

03/14/2013 | 2012 Financial Performance

03/07/2013 | Is Gluten Sensitivity on the Rise?

02/27/2013 | Two Sutter Hospitals Honored as Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals®

02/26/2013 | Five Ways to Get Heart Smart Today

02/21/2013 | Technology Overload and Your Brain

02/19/2013 | Cold or Flu, What to Do?

02/14/2013 | Sutter Health Employees Partner to Give Babies a Healthy Start

02/12/2013 | Disease Prevention and Health Guidelines from Sutter Health

02/08/2013 | Sutter Davis Hospital Receives Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence

02/06/2013 | Final Beam in Place at New San Carlos Medical Center

02/05/2013 | State of Sutter: A Look Back at 2012

02/04/2013 | Sutter-Affiliated Novato Community Hospital Pilots CMS Initiative

01/23/2013 | Sutter Gould to Expand in Tracy

01/22/2013 | Got Shoulder Pain? Free Shoulder Care and Treatment Webinar

01/22/2013 | Sutter Health Board of Directors Elects Longtime Silicon Valley Leader as New Chair

01/16/2013 | Sutter Health Puts $180 Million into Employee Pension Plan

01/15/2013 | Questions about Your Health? Before You Go Online, Ask Your Doctor

01/11/2013 | Dr. Brayer Responds to New FDA Requirement to Lower Zolpidem Doses in Sleeping Medication

01/08/2013 | Palo Alto Medical Foundation Oncologist Reacts to Decrease in Cancer Death Rates

01/07/2013 | Sutter Health Medical Experts Weigh In on Fad Diets

01/04/2013 | Women’s Health Advocates Say, ‘Put Yourself First in 2013’

01/02/2013 | Welcome, First Babies of 2013!