If a patient doesn't pay his health insurance premiums, the insurer doesn't have to pay the provider for care rendered during the grace period. That means that up to two months of provider services may not be reimbursed. >>>
The potential adverse effects of unsafe injection practices are not typically seen immediately, but can have catastrophic consequences for patients and for providers, says The Joint Commission. >>>
Resolute Health Hospital is a test lab for population health that links all providers in Tenet Healthcare's network and the hospital on a single EMR to coordinate care. >>>
It's not too soon to start coordinating with referral partners, planning for the increased workload that will come with ICD-10, and making sure that provisions for dual coding are in place. >>>
Described as "neither a merger nor an acquisition," the deal between Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Health to form a "joint operating company" is intended to reduce overhead and improve economies of scale as they move toward population health models. >>>
A California beneficiary trained to spot fraud saw something on her Medicare summary notice and said something to her local fraud patrol organization, sparking a multi-year federal investigation and ending in jail time for fraudsters. >>>
One of the biggest independent physician groups in Texas has teamed up with one of the oldest advocates for a well-being approach to healthcare. >>>
Although healthcare-acquired infections have received wide spread attention from hospitals, healthcare associations, and regulators, they remain a serious patient care issue and an avoidable high expense. Five healthcare leaders discuss the cultural, leadership, and organizational changes needed for HAI prevention and treatment.
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