Posted on February 24, 2021
In theory, preparing for a hospital survey shouldn’t be difficult. If hospitals implement the right protocols and are careful about following procedures, they’ll pass with flying colors, right? If only it were that easy. The reality is much more complex. Hospitals are housed in facilities that are sometimes outdated and sometimes break. Hospitals also are View
Posted on February 16, 2021
Resilience has become a buzzword among healthcare leaders over recent years, and it’s easy to see why. With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, showing resilience in the face of upheaval has taken on new significance.
Posted on February 09, 2021
Andre Storey doesn’t believe in dream jobs. Instead, he believes in being exceptional in the job he’s in. And it’s that mentality, he says, that has been central to his success as a young healthcare executive. “I live by the expression, ‘Bloom where you’re planted.’ In my experience, there’s always opportunity right where you are.”
Posted on February 04, 2021
In 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services established a new benefit for Medicare beneficiaries—the Annual Wellness Visit. But despite its decade of existence, this valuable healthcare tool remains underappreciated and underutilized
Posted on January 27, 2021
Swing beds represent both a source of revenue for rural hospitals and a much-needed service for the communities they’re in. They’re a win-win, you might say. And yet, this program that allows hospitals that meet certain qualifications to “swing” their beds between acute and long-term care continues to be underutilized.
Posted on January 21, 2021
The recent expansion of access to telehealth services for Medicare and Medicaid patients has shown the unique value of these services. Remote patient monitoring (RPM), in particular, continues to realize its potential for the future of patient care.
Posted on January 04, 2021
It seems healthcare organizations in rural communities just can’t catch a break. Even before the pandemic, rural hospitals were struggling, and the arrival of COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation in more ways than one. Lost revenue from the cancellation of many nonemergency surgeries notwithstanding, the pandemic is pitting communities against the very healthcare workers who are there to care for them.
Posted on January 13, 2021
On the surface, it may have looked like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were delivering mixed messages to medical practices and other outpatient providers when it simultaneously changed coding and documentation requirements for evaluation and management (E/M) services while decreasing the reimbursement rate for most care coordination modalities
Posted on December 16, 2020
The benefits of diversity in hospital executive leadership are well-established. A hospital with diverse leaders tend to enjoy higher profit margins, better employee retention and improved patient safety and outcomes.
Posted on December 01, 2020
Whether a hospital leader’s exit is expected or not, uncertainty is sure to follow. While the new leader, either an interim or permanent executive, will likely have numerous issues to deal with right from the start, there’s one that rises above the rest in importance, and that’s cultivating trust.