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May 10, 2017
U.S. Census Bureau projections indicate that Americans 65 and older will make up 24 percent of the U.S. population by 2060. A majority of adults in the U.S. say that the government is “not too prepared” or “not at all prepared” to deal with the aging population, according to a recent survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in partnership with The Economist. This study covered views and experiences related to aging and end-of-life medical care in the U.S., Italy, Japan and Brazil, among a nationally representative sample of adults ages 18 and older.
Read more: Attitudes About Aging and End-of-Life Care: Kaiser Survey
May 3, 2017
Healthcare’s frenetic pace of change—catalyzed by the Affordable Care Act, and more recently, by efforts to repeal and replace that landmark legislation—have expanded the scope and complexity of regulatory compliance and the importance of comprehensive risk management efforts on the part of hospitals and healthcare systems. However, the barrage of competing demands in the current environment makes it a challenge for healthcare organizations to know where to focus their time and resources.
Read more: A Snapshot of Risk Management in 2017: 20 Top Concerns for Hospitals
April 26, 2017
A physician's responsibility is to provide the best possible care for sick patients. A key for delivering quality healthcare is open communication between the physician and patient to discuss issues and develop a care plan. Today, providing quality care is becoming more difficult due to increasing patient loads and administrative challenges. This dilemma has become a catalyst for the growth of medical scribes (often referred to as scribes).
Read more: The Administrative Burden of EHRs Opens Doors to Medical Scribes
April 19, 2017
On April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare inpatient payment and polices. The proposed rule aims to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; supports the patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; and promotes transparency, flexibility and innovation in the delivery of care. The proposed rule would apply to about 3,330 acute care hospitals and 420 long-term care hospitals, and would affect discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2017. The rule will be published in the Federal Register April 28, and comments will be accepted through June 13.
Read more: CMS Aims to Simplify with Proposed Inpatient Payment Rule
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