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Rural Health Funding Gets Boost via Provider Partnerships

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, July 20, 2011

Among the free services CRHC’s Partnership Program will provide are:

  • Billing and coding assistance
  • Healthy clinic assessment, which looks at all business practices, starting with answering phones and checking in patients
  • Improving patient satisfactions
  • Studying cycle times to make sure patients are being seen most efficiently
  • Improving adherence to care guidelines and chronic disease management
  • Improving quality, processes, and patient safety
  • Assisting with health IT adoption, including helping facilities choose the right system; get the right system upgrades; qualify for meaningful use; working with vendors on contracting; and analyzing data to improve patient outcomes
  • Assuring correct policies and procedures are in place to ensure Medicare/Medicaid compliance

 


Alexandra Wilson Pecci is a managing editor for HealthLeaders Media.

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