By Tracy Love – Improving stroke outcomes is all about recognizing stroke symptoms FAST and cutting the time between symptom onset and treatment. The post 5 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Stroke Outcomes appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception applications are now available on the EHR Incentive Programs website. The post Eligible Hospitals and CAHs: Attestation Hardship Exception Applications Are Now Available appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
By Jay Hancock – Saturdays at Mercy Medical Center used to be perversely lucrative. The dialysis clinic across the street was closed on weekends. That meant the downtown Baltimore hospital would see patients with failing kidneys who should have gone to the dialysis center. The post Paying Hospitals To Keep People Out Of Hospitals? It […]
Accounts Receivable (AR) is likely one of your largest and most important assets. It also requires careful monitoring and management to reduce bad debt, maintain margin and keep cash flowing. Unfortunately, healthcare AR is under attack, putting your hospital’s financial health at risk. Among the threats: patients who can’t pay, payers who won’t pay and […]
Medicare attestation for the CMS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) has transitioned to a new platform. The post Eligible Hospitals and CAHs: Get Help with Attestation on QNet appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
January 28 – 30, 2018 The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, New Orleans LA Hashtag: #WCSupplyChain Strategies to Improve Patient Outcomes by Optimizing and Benchmarking Supply Chain Operations Hospital and health systems are in a unique position to streamline supply chain operations with the evolving value based health care system priorities for quality patient care, […]
CMS is streamlining the attestation process for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program by migrating attestation from the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to the QualityNet Secure Portal (QNet). The post Eligible Hospitals and CAHs: Remember to Use QualityNet to Attest for 2017 EHR Participation appeared first on […]
CMS is streamlining the Medicare attestation process by migrating the meaningful use attestation system from the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System to the QualityNet Secure Portal. The post Eligible Hospitals and CAHs: How to View Your Meaningful Use Data appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
By Phil Galewitz – Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds and two kitchens to speed food delivery to residents. It also redesigned patient rooms to ease wheelchair use and added Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. The post Chasing Millions In Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy Up Nursing Homes […]
By Crystal Ewing – It doesn’t matter if you’re big or small, urban or rural, for-profit or nonprofit – no hospital or healthcare system can afford revenue leakage. You may know the most common sources of leaks; you may even know which ones are most likely to affect your organization. The post Revenue Leakage in […]
September 19-20, 2017 The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston MA Hashtag: #AccessATLAS Theme: Patient Access in Focus: Staying Ahead in a Shifting Landscape The Annual Thought Leadership on Access Symposium (ATLAS) is the preeminent patient access conference for hospital and health system leaders. Through engaging presentations, panels, breakout sessions, and networking events, attendees exchange best practices on […]
More than 80% of healthcare executives say the effort to repeal and replace the ACA has not caused them to pause or otherwise change their approach to population health management, a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s strategy to address the quality and cost of healthcare. The post 8 in 10 Hospitals Stand Pat on Pop […]
Security Risk Analysis: The Challenges Community (and Small) Hospitals Face in Protecting PHI – Part II
Part 2 of my interview with Carl Kunkleman, the co-founder and senior vice president of ClearDATA, specifically about why small and community hospitals struggle with conducing a security risk analysis. Here is part 2 of the interview. The post Security Risk Analysis: The Challenges Community (and Small) Hospitals Face in Protecting PHI – Part II […]
I had an opportunity to talk with Carl Kunkleman, the co-founder and senior vice president of ClearDATA, specifically about why small and community hospitals struggle with conducing a security risk analysis. Here is part I of the interview. The post Security Risk Analysis: The Challenges for Small and Community Hospitals Face in Protecting PHI appeared […]
By Rachel Bluth – Two years after it passed unanimously in Ohio’s state Legislature, a law meant to inform patients what health care procedures will cost is in a state of suspended animation. The post Price Transparency In Medicine Faces Stiff Opposition — From Hospitals And Doctors appeared first on RCM Answers.