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January 1, 2018


OPTIMISTIC Program Drops Nursing Home Patient Hospitalizations

A new research study aims to reduce avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing home patients through a new clinical intervention model.

October 10, 2016


Study: Nursing Home Patient Hospitalizations Could Be Avoidable

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates as many as 45 percent of nursing home residents’ visits to the hospital are potentially avoidable.

April 1, 2016


OPTIMISTIC Nursing Home Program Enters Second Phase

The first phase of OPTIMISTIC focused on putting more nurses in 19 selected nursing homes who would provide direct care to residents and training to staff.

April 11, 2014


Nursing Homes Aim To Cut Billions Spent On Hospitalizations

OPTIMISTIC seeks to reduce Medicaid and Medicare costs by treating patients in nursing homes instead of transferring them to the hospital.

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