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Where Your Healthcare Management is Failing and How to Fix it

Where Your Healthcare Management is Failing and How to Fix it

Healthcare administrators often have difficult jobs, with their work environment constantly changing through new technologies and evolving practices. Fortunately, healthcare managers can make several improvements in their workplace setting as these changes take place. Here are some ideas to help healthcare professionals stay on top of changes in the industry. Specialize for Growth In the last decade, the number of specialty hospitals has increased. Many large cities have several diagnostic centers and outpatient surgery centers and patients have several options for where to go for treatment. Medical facilities must distinguish themselves from their competition and administrators must take into account

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Healthcare Case Management Program Article on Patient Choices in Healthcare

Healthcare Case Management Program Article on Patient Choices in Healthcare

In care decisions, it is important to give patients an active role in viable choices.  Please also review the article on this and also please review our healthcare case management program The article, “Giving Patients an Active Role in Their Health Care” by Len Schlesinger states “As payment and care delivery models shift in the United States from episodic, fee-for-service care toward population health and value-based reimbursement, health care leaders are focused more than ever on patient engagement as a key to driving down costs and improving outcomes. And yet, as so many of us know who have attempted to

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Healthcare Case Managers Article for Top Ten Careers in Healthcare Case Management

Healthcare Case Managers Article for Top Ten Careers in Healthcare Case Management

Good article for healthcare case managers who wish to learn more about their field.   This is especially a good article for those looking at what type of career opportunities there are in the field of healthcare. Please review our healthcare case management program The article, “Top 10 Career Roles After MBA in Healthcare Management” states “If there is one field which can satisfy a wide range of interests of career seekers, it is healthcare management. Go through the top 10 list and find what suits your career choice. 1. Manage a corporate hospital If you understand the nuances and complexities

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Program in Case Management Article for Non Physican Care Givers

Program in Case Management Article for Non Physican Care Givers

Good article about non physician care and its role in healthcare.  Please also review the program in Case Management. The article, “Non-physician providers play critical role in optimizing care” by Tracey Walker states, “There’s a shift happening from primary physician-led healthcare to a broader care team incorporating non-physicians, according to a new report. PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) report found that most primary care teams are not designed to optimize care—or meet consumer demands for convenience and value. Consumers, and clinicians, are ready to embrace broader care teams composed of physicians, non-physician clinicians, and care connectors, e.g., social workers, clinical

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Healthcare Case Management: What Provisions are Missing from Your Healthcare Future?

Healthcare Case Management: What Provisions are Missing from Your Healthcare Future?

What Provisions are Missing from Your Healthcare Future?   There will be several changes in the medical industry coming soon. The Affordable Care Act is impacting doctors, nurses, and patients with it’s new laws and rules. Many nurses are working fewer hours as a result, and providing quality medical care is becoming a challenge for some. Fortunately, hospitals and clinics will always need nurses and there are many improvements coming along with these changes. Patients should be concerned about their health care plans and what is included in them. A quality health care plan will have the following provisions. Home

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Healthcare Case Management Program Article on Healthcare and Those Who Need

Healthcare Case Management Program Article on Healthcare and Those Who Need

A short article about healthcare and those who need it.  Healthcare will be a big issue this election and this article shows some interesting insight. Please also review our healthcare case management program The article, “Measuring Health Care From The Vantage Point Of Those Needing Care” by Bruce Chernof, states “Not everything that is important for a person’s health can be measured and not everything that can be measured in health care is important to the average person. For too long, value has been defined only for the benefit of regulators and purchasers. Our health care system is purpose-built to

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Healthcare Case Management Program Article on Reducing Healthcare Costs

Healthcare Case Management Program Article on Reducing Healthcare Costs

Good article for those interested in healthcare and possibly healthcare administration.  Please also review our healthcare case management program   The article, Can An Investment In This New ‘Home’ Reduce Healthcare Costs?, by Robert Glatter states “Over the past several decades, when you are admitted to the hospital and then require surgery, your insurer has a code known as a DRG (diagnosis-related group) that determines how many days you will spend in the hospital. But additional factors such as requirements for preoperative blood work, x-rays, CT scans as well as need for pain management and clinical stabilization are important considerations

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Healthcare Case Management Article on Health Management

Healthcare Case Management Article on Health Management

Article for healthcare professionals and those involved in Healthcare Case Management.  Please also review our Healthcare Case Management program The article, “Managing the Demands of a Changing Health Care Field” by Dory Devlin states “As health care managers face complicated requirements for measuring how care is being provided to millions more patients in a rapidly changing health care field, two Rutgers schools are teaming up to train managers to handle multiple challenges. “There are many new demands on us through the Affordable Care Act’s triple aim of improving quality, controlling costs and extending the reach of health care,” said Donald

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Case Management Education: Medical Audits: What You Need To Know To Survive One

Case Management Education: Medical Audits: What You Need To Know To Survive One

  Introduction to medical audits and why they exist Medical audits can help a medical practice objectively review its employees’ practices of diagnosis, billing, consumption of materials, and time usage. These are all components of quality medical care and profitable operations, and must be balanced for the good of the practice. It is possible to discover weaknesses in a medical practices procedures and care before that weakness is able to be discerned by actual patients or their care through the findings of a diligent medical audit.   Why medical audits are needed To ensure profitability of a medical practice, the

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Healthcare Case Management Program and Chronic Pain Management Care Article

Healthcare Case Management Program and Chronic Pain Management Care Article

Good article for certified Case Managers.  Please also review AIHCP’s Healthcare Case Management Program to learn more about case management and other healthcare management topics. This article looks how providers are looking to outsource chronic pain care.  The article, “Many Providers Eye Outsourcing Chronic Care Management” by David Raths states, “Although Medicare has begun paying physicians for offering patients chronic care management (CCM), surveys suggest that providers are struggling with physician engagement, patient education, efficient processes and regulatory compliance. To bill for CCM services, practices must offer 24/7 access to care management services, a platform for direct patient-practitioner communication and the