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ROLE OF HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN IMPROVING CARE COORDINATION

In this new emerging healthcare environment, it is very important to design a care process which should be focused on prevention, chronic illness management, quality improvement and cost savings. Care coordination is one of the key roles of healthcare organizations which not only affects the length of stay but also helps in reducing healthcare cost. … Continue reading ROLE OF HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN IMPROVING CARE COORDINATION

BUNDLED PAYMENTS AND CASE MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALS

Earlier, healthcare providers were reimbursed by insurance companies and governmental agencies for different procedures used in the service provided. This was under fee-for-service healthcare system. Many agree that fee for service has not only increased healthcare costs but has also affect quality care. In Fee-for-value healthcare system third-party payers reimburse healthcare providers to deliver the … Continue reading BUNDLED PAYMENTS AND CASE MANAGEMENT IN HOSPITALS

ENSURE PROPER REIMBURSEMENT BY THE CORRECT USE OF MODIFIERS

Earlier when procedure codes were not introduced, the health practitioners used to write the description of the service provided and the insurance carriers had to code the same and then pay the claim. To reduce the workload of insurance carriers, Medicare made it compulsory for the healthcare service providers to provide a medical code on … Continue reading ENSURE PROPER REIMBURSEMENT BY THE CORRECT USE OF MODIFIERS

REDUCE AUDIT RISK SCRUTINY BY PROPER DOCUMENTATION

Mistakes in medical coding and billing, results in monetary loss to the healthcare practitioners. Year on Year OIG (Office of Inspector General) and CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) rules and regulations are proving to be difficult to comply with, so non compliance to these rules can prove to be fatal, thus it has … Continue reading REDUCE AUDIT RISK SCRUTINY BY PROPER DOCUMENTATION

INTERDISCIPLINARY CARE ROUNDS: STRATEGIES FOR STARTING AND MANAGING WALKING ROUNDS

Traditionally, there was one to one relationship between patient and the physician. But now in this emerging and developing era of healthcare there is a need of continuous interaction between the patient and the healthcare delivery system which can be achieved through interdisciplinary care rounds. Interdisciplinary round model of care is considered to be the … Continue reading INTERDISCIPLINARY CARE ROUNDS: STRATEGIES FOR STARTING AND MANAGING WALKING ROUNDS

GUIDE ON THE HIPAA RULES AND THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATES

Business associates are simply entities or even individuals willing to perform functions regarding the use of some protected data or personal information of the individuals or entities being covered. Some of these covered entities includes health care entities, health plans and health care providers among other entities. Relationship between HIPAA and the business associates: The … Continue reading GUIDE ON THE HIPAA RULES AND THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATES

2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS

With emerging technologies, there are a lot of developments happening in the healthcare sector. Much of these developments are taking place on the artificial intelligence and blockchain technology fronts. AI is being used for a wide range of healthcare and research purposes, which includes detection of disease, delivery of health services, management of chronic conditions, … Continue reading 2019 HEALTHCARE TRENDS

THE DISRUPTIVE PRACTITIONER: A DANGER TO THE HOSPITAL’S OPERATION

The basic definition of disruptive practice is any behavior that is disrespectful or harmful to another person. In our healthcare facilities, this type of behavior can be dangerous and lead to harmful or deadly mistakes. Facilities treating patients have been mandated to have policies in place to prevent these disruptive behaviors from affecting the prime … Continue reading THE DISRUPTIVE PRACTITIONER: A DANGER TO THE HOSPITAL’S OPERATION

MPFS 2019: HEALTHCARE TO SERVE YOU & YOUR CARETAKERS

Have you ever wondered why everyone is inquiring about health and medical benefits when they’re applying for a job in a certain company? The usual questions that rise when interviewers ask their applicant after the interview are, “Do you have a health card for employees?”, “How much is the reimbursable amount for outpatient medical expenses?”, … Continue reading MPFS 2019: HEALTHCARE TO SERVE YOU & YOUR CARETAKERS

WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN DISCHARGE PLANNING RULE?

As a doctor, do you observe that your patient will need transitioning care once discharged from the hospital? Or as a nurse, do you foresee increased involvement for yourself post, discharge of your patient from the hospital? Discussions are continuously taking place on the final upcoming hospital discharge planning rules and the relevant conditions of … Continue reading WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN DISCHARGE PLANNING RULE?

HYPNOSIS or HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnosis uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness, that is sometimes called a trance. During this state, the person’s attention is so focused that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. A trained therapist helps a person to focus his or her … Continue reading HYPNOSIS or HYPNOTHERAPY

LUMBAR SYMPATHETIC BLOCK

What is lumbar sympathetic block? A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of local anesthetic into or around the sympathetic nerves. Sympathetic nerves are a part of the sympathetic nervous system and these are located on the either side of spine, in the lower back. Usually these nerves control basic functions like regulating blood flow. … Continue reading LUMBAR SYMPATHETIC BLOCK

GASTROENTEROLOGY MEDICAL CODING

Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that deals with its ailments and the digestion. Gastroenterologists utilize numerous diagnostic procedures prescribe treatment and to identify the individual’s health condition. Coding for gastroenterology entails accurate coding of services and the processes. Reimbursement is offered for processes supplied in ASC facility configurations and facility, hospital outpatient. Payment policies differ … Continue reading GASTROENTEROLOGY MEDICAL CODING

SEPSIS

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection. Your immune system protects you from many illnesses and infections, but it’s also possible for it to go into overdrive in response to an infection. It develops when the chemicals the immune system releases into the bloodstream to fight an infection cause inflammation throughout … Continue reading SEPSIS

THE RAPID EXPANSION OF ROBOTICS IN SURGERY

We hope you never encounter another heart issues, cardiac arrest or myocardial infarction, but operation is the only hope for survival and if you do there is a safe along with minimally invasive alternative for you- Robotic Heart Surgery. In accordance with the World Health Organization, heart problems is the leading reason for death in … Continue reading THE RAPID EXPANSION OF ROBOTICS IN SURGERY

OUTPATIENT BILLING

Outpatient facilities provide diagnosis and care for patients that do not need to admit or require bed. Patients that visit outpatient facilities typically do not need to stay overnight, or for more than a couple hours. Although hospitals have outpatient wards too, some rehabilitation centers include clinics and doctor offices. A hospital outpatient coder is … Continue reading OUTPATIENT BILLING

BARIUM ENEMA

A barium enema is an X-ray test to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine. The procedure is also called a colon X-ray. An enema is the injection of a liquid into your rectum through a small tube. In this case, the liquid contains a metallic substance (barium) that coats the lining of the … Continue reading BARIUM ENEMA

Genomic Medicine

You may have heard about Genomic. But what’s it, exactly? Genomic is a new research field. Since it’s changing the way we approach health and medication in a way, but it’s worth getting to know. According to the World Health Organization, “Genomic is the study of anatomy and how they operate”. Genomi gives your genetic … Continue reading Genomic Medicine

SHINGLES

Shingle is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso. The varicella-zoster virus causes this that is also responsible for chickenpox. This virus remains … Continue reading SHINGLES

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Endocrine System: The system performs the purpose of maintaining the equilibrium. The endocrine glands that are based in the different portions of the human organism secrete chemicals known as hormones. Hormones are secreted directly into the bloodstream by the ductless glands. There are two types of glands, viz., duct or exocrine gland and ductless gland … Continue reading ENDOCRINE SYSTEM