Alanna Moriarty

Alanna Moriarty

Alanna Moriarty |

Alanna Moriarty is a writer and editor at Definitive Healthcare. She is also on the marketing and SEO content team, finding new ways to connect with clients and healthcare industry professionals. Alanna joined Definitive Healthcare in 2017 after graduating from Saint Michael’s College. Her interests include healthcare access, rural patient care, and Medicare reform.

Articles by Alanna Moriarty

healthcare IDNs
The Pivotal Role of Healthcare IDNs in Purchasing and Population Health

CMS is putting increasing pressure on healthcare providers to deliver high-quality care to patients at the lowest possible cost while simultaneously reducing preventable readmissions. Some care providers have joined accountable care organizations (ACOs) to meet these expectations. However, though ACOs are capable of providing coordinated, timely care, they have limitations…

Home Healthcare Agencies
CMS Proposes Change in HHA Reimbursements

Earlier this summer, CMS proposed payment updates for various sites of care. One of the most dramatic proposals will affect the home health agency prospective payment system (HHA-PPS). One of the primary differences in the payment update emphasizes a shift away from using therapy services as a replacement for patient…

Healthcare CFOs
The Changing Role of Healthcare CFOs

When the ACA passed in 2010, hospital reimbursements began to shift away from the traditional fee-for-service model and toward models emphasizing quality of care and patient outcomes. Before this legislation, CFOs primarily focused on corporate finance, availability of capital and the typical risks of investment and spending. A healthcare CFO…

DefinitiveCares Hosts Golf Tournament to Support the Jimmy Fund

Definitive Healthcare’s community service organization raises $30,000 for cancer research. Framingham, MA – September 7, 2017 – Definitive Healthcare, the leading provider of data, intelligence, and analytics on the healthcare provider market, recently hosted its second annual golf tournament in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The…

Hospital ER wait times
How Hospital ERs are Slashing Wait Times

At New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYPWC), ER wait times were up to two and a half hours for low-acuity patients. Longer wait times in hospital ERs contribute to overcrowding and delays in medication administration for patients with mid-level injuries and illnesses like broken bones and infections. Patient mortality rate…

CRISPR cancer trials
CRISPR-Cas9 Trials Target Cancer Cell Research

On August 22, CRISPR Therapeutics and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC) announced a two-year research collaboration to develop T-cell cancer therapies. The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology will be used to improve upon existing cancer cell therapies and focus on the specific needs of patients with blood cancers and tumors….

SNF Quality Care Measures
Making SNF Care More Cost-Effective with Better Outcomes

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are an important long-term care option for the aging U.S. population. They are essential in delivering quality care that is cost-effective. SNFs primarily differ from nursing homes in that SNF care is often covered by Medicare while nursing homes are not. Additionally, SNFs often serve as…

Hospital ER wait times
Top Factors in Decreasing Hospital Readmission Rates

A new study evaluating CMS hospital readmissions programs was published by the University of Michigan (UM) in the August edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. After CMS launched the Hospital Remission Reduction program in 2012, healthcare providers across the country have attempted to lower their readmission percentages—and…

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