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Experts Caution Against CMS Mandate of Unproven Bundled Payment for Emergency Episodes Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D., RN Principal ECG Management Consultants "The announcement of the new bundled payment pilot for bypass surgery and heart attacks shows CMS is doubling down on mandatory bundled payments. The evidence continues to mount supporting the efficacy of bundled payments for elective procedures, to be sure. The evidence to support bundled payments in emergency procedures, however, is non-existent. While I fully support Dr. Patrick Conway's work at CMS, providers deserve to understand that bundling heart attacks is a very different exercise compared to elective procedures, such as bypass surgery and joint replacements. It is extremely difficult to control costs when your mind and efforts are focused solely on saving a patient's life. The truth is, bundles for bypass surgery will be successful, but the effectiveness of bundles for emergency procedures is not entirely clear." As the former expert reviewer for the CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative and former lead of the CMS Acute Care Episode (ACE) Bundled Payments Demonstration, Baggot is uniquely qualified to offer insight and experience to providers so they can truly understand the risks, benefits, and implications associate with the expansion of bundled payments. She has been a featured expert on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered" and "Planet Money." She has also been invited to testify before Congress on bundled payments. ProfNet Profile: http://www.profnetconnect.com/deirdrebaggot Website: http://www.ecgmc.com Contact: Kim Miller, [email protected]
Addiction Recovery and Treatment Michael Carlton, M.D. Addiction Specialist Detox to Rehab, A Better Today Recovery Services "Once people cross into addiction, they can still participate in negative behaviors, unless they personally change their ways. Everyone is different." Dr. Carlton is available to discuss addiction recovery, addiction treatment, detox and medically assisted detox. He received his degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He has had articles published in the fields of toxicology and biomedicine in various publications, including WebMD. Website: https://detoxtorehab.com Contact: Sarah Niemann, [email protected]
Summer 2016 Menswear Trends Joseph Abboud Chief Creative Director Tailored Brands "Stripes are back – but then, they have never really gone away. One of the cornerstones of menswear, stripes have always been prevalent in all categories: suits, sport jackets, shirts, ties, sportswear, and in just about every accessory possible, such as socks and bags for example. Recently, we have seen menswear dominated by plaids and checks in these same items, but the cycle appears to be changing once again in favor of stripes, yet in a somewhat different way. Stripes come in all shapes and sizes -- chalk stripes, bead stripes, pin stripes, club stripes, regimental stripes, just to name a few. They can range from the ultra-conservative to uber-modern, but they certainly are a perennial in men's clothing and sportswear. You may even see dressy worsted suits cut on the horizontal from the runway shows of Paris and Milan, great for the cover of fashion magazines, but a long way away from reality, even though one might say it's trend right. That's the thing about fashion, we sometimes take it a little too far and, before you know it, we overreact to an idea and inadvertently overplay it. So it is with stripes. Yes, very exciting and they are coming back with a vengeance, but let's keep it in perspective -- we don't want them to disappear again anytime soon, and even the 'new horizontals' should be shown with restraint and in designs and styles that make sense when it comes to wearing this current fashion trend." ProfNet Profile: http://www.profnetconnect.com/josephabboud/ Website: www.josephabboud.com Contact: Caroline Smith, [email protected]
Should Nannies Work for Families That Share Opposing Political Perspectives? Florence Ann Romano Nanny Magic "The family should ask their potential nanny about their political views before hiring them, if politics are an important value to them. Beyond that, if the parents expect the nanny to educate the child -- in terms of current events -- that needs to be assessed from the onset, as well." Romano is a dedicated philanthropist and former nanny who shares her experiences in "Nanny and Me" (Mascot Books, May 2015), her beautifully illustrated debut book for children making the transition from being cared for solely by their parents to having a nanny in their home. Born and raised just outside Chicago, Romano is the owner of Trinity, LLC, a 100% woman-owned and new family company that runs the Original Six Media production company. She also serves as president and founder of a junior board for young professionals that support autism awareness for children and adults. Website: www.florenceannromano.com Contact: Ryan McCormick, [email protected]
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