Medicare has online tool to compare nursing homes, doctors

Suppose you or a loved one needed to get cardiac bypass surgery. Wouldn’t it be useful to be able to consult one online tool to find and evaluate a surgeon and hospital as well as a nursing home and home health services for rehabilitation after this surgery?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is betting the answer is yes.

Last month, CMS unveiled Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools available on Medicare.gov.

Care Compare aims to give Medicare patients and family caregivers a user-friendly online tool to make informed decisions about healthcare based on location, cost, quality of care, volume of services, and other data, and the site is compatible for use on smartphone and tablets.

Patients can find information in eight areas: doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, home health, dialysis centers, long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation and hospice groups.

“By aggregating all eight

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Houston homes for sale: How 2020 home sales compare to 1 year ago

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As everyone is adjusting to the new normal in the world of a pandemic, we’re taking a look at if and how that has impacted Houston-area home prices compared to 2019.

Many people who were hoping to buy a house in 2020 probably had their plans derailed due to COVID-19, but these numbers might make your choice easier.

Despite economic setbacks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which spread largely in the U.S. in March, the Houston housing market in July saw more home sales than it did a year ago.

According to the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), single-family home sales increased by 15.7% in June 2020 compared to June 2019. Also, the average price increased to $262,000 compared to $252,900 a year ago.

Data from HAR showed that in the last week of March, the coronavirus had a subtle effect on the price and

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How The New Kids On The Block Compare With Traditional Real Estate Companies

Levent Künzi is Co-Founder and CEO of Properti, a tech-driven real estate company dedicated to modernizing residential real estate in Europe

According to CB Insights, global investment in proptech businesses and real estate startups reached $8.9 billion USD in 2019, far above the $1.7 billion in investment just four years earlier. This global trend of investing in startups in the real estate sector has also been visible in Switzerland. With the country’s real estate sector traditionally rather slow to change, these startups are still the new kids on the block. However, thousands of them are already sparking a revolution in the country’s economy. With an additional boost from the pandemic in 2020 — which brought digital ways of working to the front — startups are set to grow in Switzerland.

In the real estate sector, proptech startups have been mushrooming out of the ground. They are competing with more

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