Influenza tends to get all the headlines at this time of year, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only seasonal complaint patients are likely to present with at urgent care centers. Frigid temperatures and icy roadways and sidewalks are sending many patients to healthcare providers in multiple settings.
Pardee UNC Health Care in North Carolina and WVU Medicine in West Virginia are among the hospitals and systems advising area residents to make full use of local urgent care centers as flu cases mount, slamming emergency rooms with more visitors than they can handle efficiently. Pardee is pleading with area residents who have flu-like symptoms—or any non–life-threatening complaint—to stay away from the ED and instead visit one of its urgent care facilities.
The holidays are gone, but winter is far from over. With the colder temperatures that bring snow and ice, comes an increased risk for orthopedic injuries in your patient population. Use this time of year as an opportunity to build trust you’re your referral partners and educate patients on safety techniques to reduce and prevent winter-related injuries.
Establishing patient- and family-centered models of care is a goal all radiologists should strive for. With reimbursement models increasingly tied to health outcomes, radiology is in position to add value to the healthcare system.
The 2018 update season has brought some interesting news for orthopedics, from staggering numbers of ICD-10-CM changes to removing TKA code 27447 from the inpatient-only list. Here are some ins (things you can do to improve current systems) and outs (ideas to consider beyond what you currently provide) to think about for 2018.
Healthcare leaders should ask these four questions before embarking on an operational strategy that promotes cost optimization.
Patients may find it difficult to understand when it makes the most sense to visit your urgent care locations if the level of acuity varies from one location to the next. Instituting repeatable processes and creating a consistent “brand promise” are essential to building a stable identity and making it easy for patients to trust your operation.
Radiologists are always looking for new ways to improve screening mammography utilization among their patients. According to a new study published by Academic Radiology, one way to produce an uptick in utilization is by ensuring patients have a strong relationship with their primary care physician and are satisfied with the quality of care they receive.
Individuals in the highest income tax brackets may have been presented with an unpleasant surprise in the last few years when they learned of their investment tax liability. A prolonged period of strong domestic stock performance from 2009 to today, combined with the implementation of The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, may have resulted in significantly higher taxes for you.
In this article, we will provide you with six suggestions that could save you thousands of dollars in investment taxes over the next several years.