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October 2012

LINCT program aims to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions from area SNFs

High risk patients who are discharged to specific skilled nursing facilities in the area will be followed by an NCH nurse, ensuring post-discharge care plans are followed, recovery milestones are met and quality outcomes are achieved within the SNF setting. Read more about the impact of the LINCT program.

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Affiliation with BCBSIL's Medicare Advantage Plan

The Northwest Community Health Partners PHO is one of a select number of Physician Hospital Organizations invited to participate in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois' Medicare Advantage Plan, Blue Medicare AdvantageSM. Read on for additional details.

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What is Condition Code 44?

There are instances in which a physician orders an individual to be admitted to an inpatient bed, but a hospital's utilization review committee determines the patient only qualifies as outpatient status. Learn more about the process and criteria that must be met for Condition Code 44.

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NCH evaluating Epic software system

NCH is currently conducting a feasibility study to evaluate the costs and benefits of moving to an integrated software system that will span various functions. Learn more.

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