How Health Systems Can Increase Throughput in the ED With Telepsychiatry
May 25, 2022
Getting timely support is critical for patients seeking care in emergency departments (EDs). However, patients are often faced with barriers like long wait times and lack of specialty care. While healthcare organizations do their best to meet demand, they’re overwhelmed by a lack of resources, increased need for specialty care, patient return rates, and high costs. With these barriers at play, a solution is needed.
Thankfully, telepsychiatry can help. Telepsychiatry makes it possible for more people to get the care they need in a hospital setting without the long wait. By utilizing telepsychiatry, organizations can help more people in the community, increase throughput in the ED, and release pressure on their providers and care teams.
Today’s Health Equity Goal: Shifting from Headlines to Impact
May 23, 2022
While health inequities are not a new problem, COVID-19 placed a spotlight on this critical issue and showed how social determinants of health (SDOH) impact outcomes for underserved populations.
In this white paper, we define health equity and examine the history of long-standing bias in the healthcare industry, explore how SDOH can drive worsening inequities, and share actions your organization can take now to advance health equity - including the use of digital technology.
We will also highlight how CommonSpirit Health leveraged community-based virtual care navigators and partnered with Get Well to increase bidirectional engagement for patients in underserved communities.
Preventing Clinical Denials When Subjective Decision-Making is the Cause
May 19, 2022
Everyone is talking and reading about the challenges associated with clinical denials. We all know something needs to be done about it—but how to best address these challenges is where the fuzziness comes into play.
Getting a handle on clinical denials can be difficult for any healthcare organization as subjective decision-making is at the heart of these denials. After all, the clinical judgment behind those denials is truly subjective.
So, how do you find the root cause of the denial when it comes to subjective decision-making?
This white paper explores:
Why subjective decision-making is the biggest challenge hospitals face in preventing clinical denials on both the provider and payer side,
The seven categories of objective data in subjective decision-making, and
Root cause analysis questions to help identify the causal factors of clinical denials.
Case Study: Helping Hospitals Maximize Funding Where It’s Needed
Community Hospital Corporation
May 18, 2022
Faced with higher costs in operating internet and telecom systems in rural areas, it was imperative that CommonSpirit receive as much as possible in USAC funding to help with those costs.
Paying for these services has long been a frustration for rural healthcare providers because they typically face significantly greater expenses and obstacles to broadband access compared to their urban counterparts.
Read the Case Study on how maximizing funding is essential to the success of hospitals and health systems!
6 Signs You Could Benefit from Augmenting or Outsourcing Revenue Cycle Functions
May 18, 2022
With the shift to value-based care, healthcare providers are under increasing pressure to improve quality of care while dealing with declining reimbursement, higher risk, and tighter margins.
Hospitals, health systems, and physician practices of all sizes are being forced to reexamine their business strategies and design new rules of engagement with patients, staff, payers, and partners. There are many indications that it may be time to outsource revenue cycle management. Some are clear-cut; others may be less obvious.
This guide highlights six signs healthcare executives should notice to protect and improve their organizations’ financial outcomes and patient satisfaction rankings.