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Stay out of Jail; Avoid billing fraud

Pro CRNA

Stay out of jail; Avoid billing fraud. By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. Nobody goes through the rigors of professional education and certification intending to end up in jail, but that is exactly where you could spend time if convicted of billing fraud.

Supreme Court throws out Medicaid work requirement cases

Healthcare Dive

On Monday, the high court said the requirements were now moot given the Biden administration's dismissal of the policies, and sent them back to the trial court with instructions to dismiss prior judgments

Patient generated data can be a key factor in reducing health inequity

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At this point, it's not a surprise to say that data is power – particularly when it comes to advancing clinical research, furthering innovation and improving patient care.

Improving Birthing Outcomes through Midwifery Care: New Mexico

NASHP

Improving Birthing Outcomes through Midwifery Care: New Mexico April 18, 2022 / by Veronnica Thompson. Midwives play a critical role in improving birth outcomes and advancing maternal health equity.

The Color of Care – Oprah and The Smithsonian Channel Partner on Health Equity

Health Populi

A new documentary and educational campaign on health equity will be launched on May 1st, 2022, from Oprah’s Harpo Productions studio partnering with The Smithsonian Channel.

Bright Health exits 6 states amid financial, operational woes

Healthcare Dive

Bright, which went public in June last year, wants to refocus on growth in markets where it can have a bigger impact. The seven-year-old startup lost almost $1.2 billion in 2021

Where Home Health Providers Fit into the Evolving Kidney Care Landscape

Home Health Care

Over the years, there have been federal efforts in the U.S. to shift dialysis for kidney care patients into the home. Meanwhile, home-focused kidney care companies have cemented their spot as part of the broader health care landscape.

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The Need to Go Back to Basics in Patient Safety

Bill of Health

By John Tingle and Amanda Cattini. In the hustle and bustle of our daily professional lives, it is sometimes all too easy to forget about the basics.

End of Medicaid continuous coverage may leave millions of children uninsured, analysis finds

Healthcare Dive

Children are at highest risk in Texas, Florida and Georgia when states resume checking Medicaid eligibility after the public health emergency expires, Georgetown University researchers found

Risk-Based, At-Home Pilot Program Saves $6 Million Looking After Just 93 Patients

Home Health Care

The tech-enabled, home-focused Presidium Health recently reduced hospitalizations within a specific patient population by 53%, saving $6 million on the way. To do so, it worked with some of the most high-need patients in the U.S. health care system.

Most Recent CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home Data

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS has posted nursing home data for the week ending April 10, 2022.

Long COVID and Physical Reductionism

Bill of Health

By Leslie Francis and Michael Ashley Stein.

Surprise billing arbitration portal opens to payers, providers after delay

Healthcare Dive

As a last resort, the No Surprises Act allows payers and providers to resolve payment disputes using arbitration. The online site that initiates the process is now open

Why Home Health Agencies Could See an Unfavorable Medicare Payment Landscape in 2023

Home Health Care

Home health operators should dig in even further ahead of the Medicare reimbursement battle coming later this year. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2023 proposed payment rule for the nursing home industry earlier this month. In it, the agency called for a 3.9%

COVID-19 Mortality Preventable by Vaccines

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. This updated analysis estimates that nationally at least 234,000 deaths from COVID-19 between June 2021 and March 2022 could have been prevented with a primary series of vaccinations.

Monday Morning Update 4/18/22

HIStalk

Top News A JAMA-published study finds that sending warning emails.

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Medtech survey finds widespread cybersecurity noncompliance despite rising investment

Healthcare Dive

Over 80% of respondents see device security as a competitive advantage and almost every company budgeted more money for it this year. However, 80% view the issue as a "necessary evil" imposed by regulators

High-Acuity Care Opportunities, Workforce Shortages Guide Amedisys’ M&A, JV Strategies

Home Health Care

Amedisys Inc. Nasdaq: AMED) has been vocal about leaning into the opportunities that offering higher-acuity care in the home will bring. That has also had an influence on the company’s M&A and JV strategies.

7 Ways To Improve Your Gut Health

Healthcare Associates

7 Ways To Improve Your Gut Health. A healthy gut can help you maintain good overall health, as your gut is linked to many important bodily functions. For instance, improving gut health can help you enjoy better digestion.

10 practical ways to keep text messaging in your hospital safe and secure 

Spok Inc

Technology is only as effective as the security measures that support it What comes to mind when you think about. The post 10 practical ways to keep text messaging in your hospital safe and secure appeared first on Spok Inc. Interoperability

Physician pay is climbing after early-pandemic slump

Healthcare Dive

Doctors' financial compensation increased in the past year, resuming a longer-term trend though gender, racial and ethnic pay disparities persist

Judge Gives Home Health Care Providers Win Over “Unconstitutional” Bill

Home Health Care

A circuit court judge in Michigan has ordered State Farm Insurance Co. to continue paying the home health care bills for a paralyzed Ann Arbor man. And though it’s a single case, it could be influential on a wider scale.

mPharma & TytoCare Integrate to Offer Telehealth to Pharmacies in Africa

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – TytoCare , an all-in-one modular device and examination solution for AI-powered , on-demand, remote medical exams partners with mPharma , a technology-driven healthcare company building Africa’s largest health management organization with a focus on making medications affordable and accessible to every African.

FY2023 SNF PPS Proposed Rule: PDPM Parity Adjustment Recalibration Worksheets

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Check out the PDPM Parity Adjustment Recalibration Worksheets as you review and process the FY2023 SNF PPS Proposed Rule published last week.

Healthcare worker training org aims to root out bias in care

Healthcare Dive

The heightened racial unrest of 2020 revealed unmet needs and windows of opportunity to challenge structural racism

InHome Therapy Wants to be the Outsource Partner Home Health Agencies Need

Home Health Care

InHome Therapy wants to be the ultimate problem solver in home health care as the industry undergoes a number of regulatory and workforce-related challenges. The company recently acquired Contract Therapy Services Inc.,

Why a Focus on Behavioral Health is Key to Improving Quality Measures

HIT Consultant

Tom Zaubler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of NeuroFlow. Since the passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients & Providers Act in 2008, the U.S.

Where Did We Go During the Pandemic? Using Community Mobility Data to Track Behavior During the PHE

Health Policy News

Recently PCG’s Health Innovation, Policy, and Information Technology team has been trying to make sense of trends in claims data during 2020-2021 in Utah, where we are conducting an independent. All Posts COVID-19 Research community mobility data Google healthcare utilization Utah

Corporate employment of physicians surged during pandemic

Healthcare Dive

A study by Avalere found that hospitals or other corporate entities are buying up independent physician groups at a rapid clip, raising concerns about increasing pressures on doctors

AI Method to Predict Sepsis Mortality Outperforms Conventional Approach

Health IT Analytics

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Seven Bridges, USP, Google Cloud to Build A Brazilian Reference Genome

HIT Consultant

How Addus, Care Advantage Made Inroads Building Value-Based Care Relationships

Home Health Care

Many home-based care organizations want to rely less on fee-for-service payment models and step into the value-based care space. While this is easier said than done, a few providers have been able to make significant strides in regard to value-based care relationships.

DOJ cracks down on 'largest and most wide-ranging' COVID-19 fraud

Healthcare Dive

Defendants — including doctors, medical business executives and fake vaccination card manufacturers — caused nearly $150 million in false billings to federal programs, the DOJ alleged

Artificial Intelligence Approach Helps Identify Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Health IT Analytics

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Is Empathy The Key to Healthcare Collections in 2022?

HIT Consultant

Jada Lewis, Director of Healthcare Product Management at Finvi. As we enter into the third year of the global health emergency, the impact on healthcare continues to evolve. With the ever-changing landscape, comes an opportunity to reflect, learn, and adapt to the times.

Patient Experience Week: Upping Your Game With Digital Tools

Solution Reach

We all know what it feels like. Booking an appointment with our doctor, dentist, or eye care practitioner, crossing our fingers, and hoping the process won’t be frustrating, fraught with hiccups, and that we emerge largely unscathed on the other end. Patient Experience Dental Vision Medical

HCA lowers full-year guidance, citing ongoing labor challenges

Healthcare Dive

Heightened spending on salaries and benefits is primarily related to the ongoing use of contract labor, though the system is also adjusting wages to stay competitive, CEO Sam Hazen said on a Friday call with investors