Apr 11th, 2018
Flint, Michigan’s water crisis forces screening and in-depth health assessments of 30,000 children who were exposed to lead-tainted drinking water. The water crisis occurred between April 2014-October 2015, when the Flint water supply was switched from Detroit’s treated Lake Huron water to polluted Flint River water. The 18-month exposure to lead-contaminated water may have long-term ...
Feb 14th, 2018
Sexual harassment isn’t just a Hollywood problem coming into the limelight. It’s in nearly every workplace, including hospitals and physician practices. To help ensure your healthcare organization avoids incidents of sexual harassment, it’s important to have strict policies in place and to make sure your employees understand what constitutes inappropriate conduct. What Is Sexual Harassment? ...
Feb 4th, 2018
Nurses are the backbone of the clinical side of medicine. As a hospital employee working on the business side of healthcare, have you been inspired or empowered by a nurse working in the hospital trenches who ensures patients get the best care possible? If so, you can nominate an extraordinary nurse for the DAISY Award®. ...
In Billing
Dec 13th, 2017
In case you were unaware of proper billing of services for Medicare patients in a covered Part A inpatient stay, here is a refresher. Medicare will not pay acute-care hospitals for outpatient services provided to patients in a covered Part A inpatient stay at another facility. This includes Medicare patients who are inpatients of long-term ...
Sep 29th, 2017
Hospital-based clinics have a relationship with their hospital, although it’s not usually located within the walls of the hospital. The relationship allows the hospital and the clinic to share costs and revenue; whereas, a physician-based clinic is a private physician-owned clinic where all the services and expenses are bundled into a single charge. Clearing Up Confusion In ...