Electronic health records have been one of healthcare's most innovative or divisive — depending on your point of view — technologies since the start of the modern, technological age. They take up more of doctors' and practice administrators' time, create...
Hospital administrators face increasing pressure to contain spending and cut overhead expenses as health care delivery costs grow. At the same time, the impending industry transition to outcomes-based reimbursement has presented hospital leaders with a new set of investment...
Medical billing is a process that translates a health care service into a billing claim. It is the responsibility of the medical billing sector in a health care facility to follow up with the claim to make sure the practice receives reimbursement for the services utilized...
Avoiding divisive topics can help maintain workplace morale during a contentious election season — and afterward. There are some things we would rather not know about the people we work with. Generally, it's a good idea to avoid complex health problems discussed in...
Some California hospitals expect staff vaccination rates as high as 95 percent for the coming flu season, well above the national average. During the 2015–2016 flu season, the national average for health care personnel vaccination was 64 percent. However, data show...
Do drug manufacturer copay assistance programs only serve to mask drug prices and inevitably lead to higher drug expenditures in the future? Or do they serve an important role in giving patients access to therapy they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford? According...
As the health care industry transitions from fee-for-service to value-based care, health information professionals are on the frontlines of these momentous changes helping clinicians leverage technology to achieve better patient outcomes while reducing costs.
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