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Injured on the Job? How Being Injured at Work can Impact Your Healthcare Being injured on the job has the potential to seriously impact not only your physical health, but also your financial health and well-being. The good news is that state and federal workers’ compensation laws mean that there is a good chance your medical expenses will be covered. In addition, although approximately 75% of workers’ compensation cases only cover medical expenses, you may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages. Unfortunately, while the workers’ compensation program provides many benefits to those injured on the job, it
Good article for certified case managers. Please also review our case management certification program to learn more. Please review to see if it matches your academic and professional needs. The article, “3 Pain Points Affecting Small Practice Healthcare Revenue Cycle” by Jacqueline Belliveau states, “While working in a small practice allows providers to really understand their patients and their community’s healthcare needs, it can also create unique healthcare revenue cycle management challenges. Small practices come with several advantages. Some providers prefer the close relationship of working with just a couple other physicians versus a multitude of providers in a hospital.
Good article regarding traditional ER’s and clinics. If you are interested in Case Management and healthcare, then please review our healthcare case management program The article, “The Lines Are Blurred Between Freestanding ERs and Urgent Care Centers” by Olivia Nguyen states “Last November in Frisco, Candie and Dustin Sandlin entered a Legacy ER & Urgent Care center—a walk-in clinic that also operates as a freestanding emergency center—because the couple’s primary-care physician was unavailable. Candie, experiencing symptoms of a migraine headache, was told by the on-site doctor that a CAT scan was needed to rule out any serious diagnoses. Candie was
Good article about the issues of healthcare coverage and small businesses. Please also review our healthcare case management program The article, “No Good Options: Healthcare is a painful topic for small business owners” by Peri Kinder states “Owners of very small businesses—those with fewer than 50 employees—are not required by the Affordable Care Act to provide health coverage to their employees. But that doesn’t mean those employers don’t feel a sense of obligation to their employees or struggle with the decision to forgo a company plan. Especially since the ACA also mandates that each person have health insurance or face
How Innovative Technology Is Improving Patient Outcomes Recently, healthcare had made some enormous progress. More compact and powerful hardware, along with increased competition and demand, has fueled intense research to bring us insights and tools that weren’t possible a generation ago. Here are just a few of the ways that technical innovation is creating more positive patient outcomes. Wearables Monitoring patient vitals has gone way beyond attaching wires and sensors directly to the skin. Today’s electronics allow medical sensors to be built right into hospital clothing, a technology that’s become known as fibertronics. The original concept had clothing such as
Good article for certified case managers to review Please also review our healthcare case management program The article, “Limited Healthcare Payment Incentives Challenge Care Management” states “Misaligned healthcare payment incentives topped the list of challenges providers and payers faced when implementing effective care management programs under Medicare Advantage plans with capitated payments, a recent Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care report stated. “Absent coordination of incentives, care management programs often result in offices hosting multiple care managers,” researchers wrote. “Different care managers can run services and inclusion criteria. This leads to confusion for both the patient
Good article for certified case managers on the topics of healthcare case management, especially in the area of Chronic Disease Management Please also review our Healthcare Case Management Program The article, “Overcoming Patient Barriers to Chronic Disease Management” by Sara Heath states, “Improving adherence to chronic disease management and treatment plans is a critical facet of improving outcomes and keeping costs low. In order to engage patients, communicate efficiently, and help individuals achieve their wellness goals, providers must identify barriers to patient adherence and work collaboratively to overcome those obstacles. Chronic disease is a prevalent and expensive issue in the
Good article on healthcare management and the many myths that surround it. If you would like to learn more about healthcare management then please review our program The article, “Breaking down the myths of health-care management” by Henry Mintzberg states “Health care is about serving people. Yet it is being managed badly, with serious consequences to patients, argues celebrated McGill University management professor Henry Mintzberg. He calls it an epidemic: Managing without soul, which is common in organizations throughout society, including health. “Many managers these days seem to specialize in killing cultures, at the expense of human engagement,” he writes
HIPAA Headaches: What Happens When Patient Data is Compromised The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is legislation that outlines how health records must be protected and secured. However, in today’s technology advanced world, data breaches are occurring at an alarming rate and some of those breaches have compromised health records. Healthcare providers must understand how dangerous medical record breaches can be and what to do if they believe their data has been compromised. Incidences of Medical Record Data Breaches Over the past few years, 89 percent of healthcare organizations experienced a security breach. One reason
Good article about foreign health care systems and what the US can learn from them. Please also review our case management program from AIHCP The article, “Maybe it’s time for US to learn from other countries’ health care systems” by Nick Hoesl states “Americans will always do the right thing, after they’ve tried everything else.” – Winston Churchill That statement uttered 50 years ago still rings true. Will this be the answer to the American health care system as it continues to fall behind? The World Health Organization has rated the United States 37th out of 191 nations in health outcomes. The U.S.