Reduce Hospital

Reduce Hospital Length-of-Stay: Wisely Allocate Personnel & Tech Resources

3 techniques to integrate care coordination and improve hospital performance

Hospital care expenses aren’t going anywhere but up, unless you—that is, professionals responsible for hospital performance—rein them in. And the pressure to do so is certainly on. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is grading hospitals on length-of-stay and cost-per-case data, and Medicare’s More..

Medical Office Embezzlement

Root Out Medical Office Fraud: Limit Cash Access & Look for ‘Fraud Triangle’

Physician office embezzlement is more common than you think—and money is rarely recovered

Embezzlement is a depressingly common problem for medical offices, with Healthcare Management Systems reporting that three out of four physicians will suffer a significant loss due to theft in their careers—and, further, that the theft is typically fraud perpetrated by a trusted employee. Medical consultant More..

Medical Necessity

Medical Necessity and Your Practice: It’s More Than Just ‘Doctor’s Orders’

Here’s how to help physicians document appropriately (hint: no cloned notes!)

A quick Google search for the term “medical necessity” doesn’t turn up anything you don’t already know. In fact, most sites give some version of this definition: “health care services that a physician, exercising prudent clinical judgment, would provide to a patient.” The definition’s vagueness More..

mobile devices

Mobile Tech Can Transform Healthcare—and Expose Patient Records

Learn how to text customers—without running afoul of HIPAA

The medical community has embraced the use of portable devices in health care settings—smartphones, tables, and laptops—both for personal and business uses. This convenience, however, comes with a major caveat—by using portable tech, staff may be violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). More..