By Sita Kapoor – In my last blog, I talked about the communication gaps between primary care providers and specialists when it comes to referrals, the need for healthcare IT vendors to close this referral loop, and HealthEC’s success in already doing so.Read More
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?
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are a routine part of daily business for provider groups, but too many of these organizations lose business due to outdated, inefficient processes for managing referrals.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.