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Mental Health Awareness Month: Fighting the Stigma

Many triggers cause one to develop a mental illness. Some are genetic; some stem from environmental issues such as childhood trauma and stress at school or work; some are undetermined. Regardless, these illnesses are as real as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, and other severe medical conditions, but unlike most medical conditions, often mental health issues are stigmatized. Some people may think these conditions are self-inflicted; some do not believe they are real. When people suffering from these conditions reach out for help, they may hear replies such as “man up” or “stop worrying about it,” as if it were that easy.

Internal Interoperability vs External Interoperability

Internal Interoperability vs External Interoperability

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new approach to the familiar “meaningful use” EHR incentive program. Now termed “Promoting Interoperability,” these updated criteria seek to address pricing transparency, facilitate the...

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What Should Clinicians Look for When Evaluating an EHR?

What Should Clinicians Look for When Evaluating an EHR?

Medicare accounts for an increasingly large portion of all long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) discharges, with current estimates indicating that approximately two thirds of all LTACH discharges are Medicare discharges. Between 2004 and 2013, Medicare spending on...

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3 Ways to Improve Your RCM Practices

3 Ways to Improve Your RCM Practices

I’ve already discussed the wealth of information to be found in medicine’s oft-forgotten business offices, but today I want to focus on the RCM team specifically. I’d like to go out on a limb and assert that your revenue cycle team may even be the key to improving...

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Why Doctors Should Build Relationships With Data Analysts

Why Doctors Should Build Relationships With Data Analysts

A doctor’s job isn’t easy. And with the ongoing shift towards value-based care, it’s only getting harder. Doctors are rigorously trained to treat individuals, committing decades of their life – not to mention hundreds of thousands of dollars – to their education and...

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Futureproofing: The Key to LTACHs and Coordinated Care

Futureproofing: The Key to LTACHs and Coordinated Care

In my previous blog, I discussed how LTACHs have been slow to improve care coordination and reduce readmissions. I said that only aggressive action towards in-house care coordination could ensure the long-term survival of your business while significantly improving...

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How LTACHs Can Survive and Thrive After Medicare Reform

How LTACHs Can Survive and Thrive After Medicare Reform

Medicare accounts for an increasingly large portion of all long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) discharges, with current estimates indicating that approximately two thirds of all LTACH discharges are Medicare discharges. Between 2004 and 2013, Medicare spending on...

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