Clinical Care5 Steps to Continue Orthopedic Surgery During the Coronavirus Pandemic
As long as hospitals have bed capacity, elective orthopedic surgery can continue during the pandemic, a prominent orthopedic surgeon says.
Clinical CareHow to Address Interprofessional Conflicts Involving Female Surgeons
New research shows interprofessional conflicts between female surgeons and nonphysician staff can be addressed at the individual and institutional levels.
Revenue CycleSavvy Patient Fought for the Price She Was Quoted − And Didn't Give Up
The experience left one patient feeling as if the hospital offered her a fake discount to reel in her business.
Covid-19Hospital Admissions Bounce Back, But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels
A KFF analysis finds that admissions cratered in March and April but were at 95% of predicted admissions by mid-summer.
Clinical CareNew Bill Aims to End Racial Disparities in Amputations
Informed by a ProPublica article investigating why Black Americans were three times more likely to undergo diabetic amputations, five members...
Revenue CycleReporting Separately Payable E/M Services with Modifier -25
In general, Medicare considers E/M services provided on the day of a procedure to be part of the work of...
Strategy76% of Larger Hospitals Report Expanding Investments in ASCs
A new survey from Avanza Healthcare Strategies and Healthleaders found hospitals and health systems that plan to increase investments in...
Revenue CycleReporting Requirements for Modifier -58
Since the mastectomy is a staged/planned and therapeutic procedure performed after a diagnostic service, modifier -58 is appropriate.
Clinical CareCombine Surgery Checklists to Boost Patient Safety and Clinical Outcomes
Combining the World Health Organization's operating room checklist with a preoperative and postoperative checklist benefits patients, research indicates.
Revenue CyclePandemic Hampers Reopening of Joint Replacement Gold Mine
Given the high and rapidly growing volume, it's easy to see why joint replacement operations have become a vital chunk...
FinanceHospital Margins Improve in June, Volumes Off
Even with CARES Act money, Kaufman Hall reports YTD operating margins are about -50% compared with 2019.
StrategyUniversity of Maryland Medical Center Names New President, CEO
Dr. Bert W. O'Malley, Jr is scheduled to make his return to the medical center in November.