Medical groups may need to address such issues as claims denials and failure to obtain prior authorization.
Final diagnoses were better defined/refined in 66% of cases, but in 21% of cases, final diagnoses were distinctly different than referral diagnoses.
One of the most overlooked functions of communication is establishing the patient relationship.
Medicaid expansion was associated with greater insurance coverage but also longer wait times for appointments.
MACRA carries significant reimbursement implications over the next several years.
This proposal will take steps to stabilize the marketplace, provide more flexibility to states and insurers, and give patients access to more coverage options.
The package discards the mandate for health insurance and instead offers tax incentives designed to encourage Americans to get health insurance coverage.
Patients treated by international graduates had lower mortality and slightly higher costs of care per admission.
Decreased use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and an uptick in peritoneal dialysis use are among the trends.
Cutting down on chitchat with patients is among the ways to improve workflow.
In a survey conducted between January and March 2015, PCPs were split, with approximately half having a favorable view of the law (48%) and the other half unfavorable (52%).
Practices should think of patients as consumers and identify ways to make their visit enjoyable.
Greater burnout among healthcare providers was associated with poorer-quality healthcare and reduced safety for patients.
Exhaustion, low energy, increases in absenteeism, and drops in productivity are among the signs of burnout.
Managing complaints can be a way to make or break your patient relationships and online reputation.
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