As many of us come upon the end of our fiscal year it’s a great time to refresh the resource library that our staff has access to. Updating these documents doesn’t have to be painful. Delegate to trusted team members and then meet as a team disseminate the updated information.
Accounts receivable is often one of the most important areas of revenue cycle management as it represents potential money. In fact, A/R is considered an asset for that reason. The challenging part is that if A/R is not followed-up with quickly enough it can become a liability for the organization instead. Non-federal payers typically have timely filing/appeal limits between 120 – 180 days on average. When A/R ages beyond that it largely becomes uncollectable.
Discarded drugs have had a tumultuous history in healthcare. Though there are ways to bill for discarded drugs it can be challenging to receive adequate compensation for the amount wasted and the time taken to bill for them.
The gap between the skills that employees currently have and the skills they need to be proficient at their jobs are called skills gaps. As leaders, it is our responsibility to identify these gaps and to approach skills gap assessments and training from a position of positivity.
A lot has changed in the last three years, so it makes sense that the Covid “emergency” is coming to an end. When it will end is something we still will not know until we know, but all indications point to the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) sometime this spring.
This isn’t the first time we’ve discussed this and full transparency, it probably won’t be the last. Though patients have plan changes throughout the year, January 1 is always going to be a significant date to collect new insurance information because of the huge quantity of individuals whose plans expire/renew at the end of each year.
Did you know that the Departments of Health and Human Services require covered entities to perform an annual Security Risk Assessment (SRA) to assess potential threats and vulnerabilities? There are often a lot of misconceptions around SRAs which lead quickly to noncompliance. This article will address some of the most common misconceptions around SRAs.
When you combine high-deductible health plans with high-cost services and a low-level of health literacy, it makes for a challenging situation. Unfortunately, that is the scenario for most of the United States, which often leaves patients in a precarious position.
In short, no. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) can sound high level, but in reality it includes the most basic of human necessities. Whether patients can and will succeed in treatments depends on a multitude of factors of which SDOH plays a significantly impactful...