Amy Truitt and Debbie Okonek, CDI leaders at Palmetto Health, discuss their organization’s shift toward quality focus.
Would an Amazon-like price shopping experience for individual healthcare services help control healthcare costs? Price transparency is frequently cited as a possible strategy for reducing the cost of healthcare because […]
This article details how coders can enhance their careers by becoming proficient in the finer points of the latest payment methodologies.
In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions. In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]
In a recent blog we made the case for quantifying the net effect of drugs upon health expenditures so as to make more rational decisions. Providing information about costs and […]
Donna: Hi Sue! I had a great week at the 3M Client Experience last week! How about you? Sue: Me, too! It was so nice meeting customers face-to-face and hearing […]
Why is it necessary that risk adjustment incorporate sociodemographic factors for my diabetic schizophrenic patients who have unstable housing? Healthcare is fundamentally about people. That’s why, at the end of […]
A recent blog by François de Brantes, executive director of HCI3, titled “Letting the Facts Get in the Way of So-called Truths,” is highly critical of the DRG based Medicare […]
Two separate articles on readmission policy by Drs. Ashish Jha and Robert Berenson, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, give us the opportunity to review differing perspectives […]