Friday, August 18, 2017
Hospital readmissions are associated with unfavorable patient outcomes and high financial costs. Prior to 2008, nearly 20% of all Medicare discharges had a readmission within 30 days, costing taxpayers $15 Billion a year...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Due to shifting payment models and an increasing reliance on electronic health records, data analytics tools have become an important part of the medical industry.
Monday, July 31, 2017
“Laughter is the best medicine.” This expression has been echoed for decades, but nobody demonstrates it like Dr. Stuart Robertshaw or “Dr. Humor.”
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes Chronic Care Management (CCM) as a critical component of primary care that contributes to better care, improved health outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and smarter spending. CCM is person-centered and requires extensive care coordination among practitioners and providers and centralized management of patient needs. Therefore CMS has been enlarging the number and types of CCM services that are included in the Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule (MPFS).
Thursday, July 20, 2017
We are used to sophisticated, complex technological tools providing improved patient clinical outcomes, but it is unexpected to see common, basic technological tools that are used by all of us on daily basis (the internet, email, and cell phones) make significant impacts on patients’ lives and the cost of healthcare.