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December 27, 2017
We close the year with a glance back at some of the most significant healthcare developments of 2017. The word of the year in health law and bioethics was “uncertainty,” Carmel Schacar and I. Glenn Cohen of Harvard Law School proclaimed on Health Affairs’ blog. The same might well be said of the healthcare sector as a whole. The current climate of changeability reminds healthcare providers of the importance of doing all within their power to remain targeted, resilient, compliant and value-driven.
Read more: A Year of Uncertainty in Healthcare—and a More Resilient 2018
December 13, 2017
If you are familiar with how the healthcare revenue cycle operates, you should have heard the term “revenue integrity.” It’s become an industry axiom and many provider organizations understand the value of having a focus on revenue integrity services.
Read more: Solid Revenue Integrity Strategies Offer Robust ROI
December 6, 2017
It has been called “a behemoth piece of legislation that could widen American economic inequality while diminishing the power of local communities to marshal relief for vulnerable people.” But it has also been hailed as “a comprehensive overhaul . . . [that] will ignite our economy with levels of growth not seen in generations,” creating “more jobs, higher wages and a better standard of living.”
Read more: Tax Bill Healthcare Provision Portends Major Changes
November 29, 2017
In today’s healthcare environment, capturing every cent of revenue due to a hospital, health system or physician group is a challenge. With the advent of legislative reform and changes in the systemic healthcare reimbursement structure, such as the evolving Accountable Care Organization model or value-based healthcare strategies, healthcare providers must take all measures available to identify, capture and collect every source of revenue.
Read more: Reduce Reimbursement Leakage Through Revenue Capture Audits
November 22, 2017
Citing eye-opening statistics from the American Society of Addiction Medicine indicating 52,404 fatal drug overdoses in 2015, healthcare leaders are calling for a multi-pronged effort in combatting the opioid epidemic in America. In an article in NEJM Catalyst, a publication of the New England Journal of Medicine, Jay Bhatt, DO, and Elisa Arespacochaga of the American Hospital Association assert that while the patient-clinician partnership represents the core of the solution to the opioid crisis, “all stakeholders, including healthcare organizations, state and local health departments, law enforcement agencies, schools and community organizations need to work together to affect change. Hospitals and health systems must fully support clinicians in helping connect patients to resources, treatment and the help they need. Hospitals and health systems could support clinicians in connecting patients to social support and appropriate treatment.”
Read more: Educate Clinicians and Collaborate to Combat Opioid Addiction: AHA
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