New Strategies Take On Old Challenges—and Evolving Complications
When nurses discuss their profession, much of what they say would sound familiar to nurses a generation ago.
|RAC Audits Start for Physician Practices|
In the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, Congress required a permanent and national Recovery Audit Contractor ("RAC") program to be in place by January 1, 2010.
Redefining The Future
Converging tides are fundamentally changing America’s health care system.
|The Montessori Treatment Approach to Dementia|
"Before we implemented this program, we averaged 20 disruptive behaviors a month. Now we have about eight," says Liz Shoemate, MS CCC SLP, rehab director and speech language pathologist at Civic Center Health and Rehabilitation.
|Geriatric Physician Adapts to Medicare Changes with Sideline Business|
In the next few months, Medicare is rolling out Independence at Home, another program revolving around bundled reimbursements. This one aims to keep seniors in their home as long as possible for their comfort and to alleviate moves to more costly care-giving centers, like nursing homes.
|HHS Issues Final Plan to Ease Burdensome Regulations|
Birmingham Medical News
As directed by President Obama in Executive Order 13563, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has issued its final plan (the “Plan”) for reviewing and modifying burdensome regulations.
|Nurse As Nexus|
A More Effective Strategy For Managing Health Care Costs?
In talking with nurses, one of the most frequent concerns they voiced was the feeling of being in a double bind between doing what’s best for their patient and doing what third party payers require to approve reimbursement.