On-demand care is no longer limited to urgent care and the emergency room.
MRSA, an infection that was once typically observed in health care settings, has spread into the community over the past 2 decades, with increased but sporadic rates of colonization with the bacterium observed within the pediatric population since 2001.
The collection of summaries helps patients better understand which imaging tests may be best for their condition.
As healthcare shifts to patient-centered care, healthcare marketers must understand the importance of improving patient experience and maximizing outcomes.
New ACR Appropriateness Criteria Patient Summaries May Be First-of-Its-Kind Step to More Patient-Centered Care
New Appropriateness Criteria (AC) Patient Summaries can help patients better understand which imaging tests may be best for their condition or why they may not need an imaging exam at all.
For several years, Medicare has tied hospital reimbursement to its definition of quality of care. Poorly performing hospitals can be penalized as much as 2% of their Medicare payments. As part of Medicare’s assessment of quality, surveys are used to measure patient experience and satisfaction.
Urgent message: While many people perceive HIPAA as a law governing patient privacy, protection and standards for personal health information is only one aspect of this law, which was originally intended to regulate health insurance.
Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Practice Velocity, LLC and is Practice Management Editor of The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine.
As many healthcare systems continue to break ground on their own urgent care facilities and others scan the horizon for operations ripe for acquisition, a third option is starting to pick up steam: Some hospitals are contracting with third parties to run their urgent care business in the hope of ensuring their in-house “startups” are operated by industry veterans.
Along with determining how to be successful when transitioning to new, value-based models, radiologists must look for new ways to better engage their health systems in order to further improve patient outcomes while decreasing cost. 1. How Do I Lower the Risk of Potential Reimbursement Cuts With MIPS?
Urgent care insiders know our industry continues to grow and evolve, and understand that convenience, cost, and quality of care are what keeps patients coming back. Data from outside the industry diving a bit deeper into the “why” of patient volume has been a bit scarce, however.
A Harris Poll commissioned by Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania takes a step toward remedying that shortage.