Posted on August 29, 2019
As of July 2018, there were nearly 1,400 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), and the majority of them provided swing bed services. No, the beds don’t swing physically. Rather, they can swing between—or be used interchangeably for—acute-care and post-acute care patients.
Posted on August 22, 2019
mproving the quality of care and taking a patient-centered approach remain top priorities in healthcare today, along with mitigating the industry’s skyrocketing costs.
Posted on August 15, 2019
Move over, millennials. The fastest-growing segment of the workforce isn’t younger workers, but older ones, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2024, the government estimates some 164 million people will be in the U.S. workforce.
Posted on August 07, 2019
In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched its Chronic Care Management initiative, which allows practices to bill Medicare separately for coordinating chronic-care services for patients with two or more chronic conditions.
Posted on July 31, 2019
HTS3 placed me on my first interim assignment as a Practice Manager only one month after I contacted them in the search for my first role in interim healthcare management.
Posted on June 20, 2019
A Swing Bed Program is a significant revenue stream for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). As such, it is important to understand hospital and community stakeholders such as case management, referring physicians, charge nurses, review committee, etc.
Posted on June 06, 2019
According to Robert Wood Johnson & University of Wisconsin Public Health Institute, 80% of health outcomes are associated with factors outside the traditional boundaries of healthcare delivery — health behaviors (e.g., tobacco use, sexual activity), social and economic factors (e.g., employment, education, income), and physical environment (e.g., air quality, water quality).
Posted on May 29, 2019
Many leadership teams don’t fully recognize that an attractive recruiting brand does more for your organization than keep a steady pipeline of quality candidates, it can also lower your recruiting costs, improve onboarding and initial employee performance, and – most importantly – add to the bottom line.
Posted on May 21, 2019
Being new to any job is never an easy task. However, when you are a member of a hospital’s C-suite, you are in the middle of a fish bowl with all eyes on you; and, you only get one chance to make a first impression.
Posted on May 16, 2019
Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) conversions and updates usually have significant impact on the financial well-being of an organization. The cost of acquiring a new system often exceeds several years of a hospital’s annual net operating income. The costs of setting up and training for a new system is also significant.