By Sita Kapoor – As a patient, have you ever felt a bit confused about next steps after your primary care provider refers you to a specialist?Read More
By Joel Barthelemy – Sooner or later, ROI comes up in every telemedicine conversation. Some providers have begun to realize that virtual health can drive revenue and reimbursement.
By Lynn Carroll – Referrals are a routine part of daily business for provider groups, but too many of these organizations lose business due to outdated, inefficient processes for managing referrals.
By Christian Kratsas – A critical, but often-overlooked, aspect of the referral process is cultivating provider partnerships that facilitate referrals and enhance the continuum of care. The continued emphasis on value-based care will result in increasing numbers of physicians.
By Christian Kratsas – Today’s healthcare model requires that services be patient-centered. Additional challenges arise, though, when care needs to be coordinated among multiple providers. From 1999-2009, the number of primary care visits resulting in a referral increased by 159%.
By Christian Kratsas – Care coordination missteps are damaging to providers across the healthcare industry and one huge, overarching mistake is apparent: not enough information is being shared.
By Jeremy Guttman – Healthcare reform is very real. Only primary care practices who prepare now will be ready for big changes in reimbursement and quality metrics.
By Jeremy Guttman – Healthcare leaders who were once optimistic about value-based reimbursement models are becoming doubtful after seeing the performance of several programs. ACOs are achieving modest gains.
By Jeremy Guttman – Problems with handoffs are a big deal in clinical practice. Defective handoffs lead to patient harm, treatment delays, inappropriate treatment, and longer stays in the hospital.