Population health is not possible in a discounted fee-for-service world, and the significant healthcare business challenge is how to transition from fee-for-service to risk-based capitation in a sustainable way. The following represents an outline for how this transition can be staged so that early steps exploit the benefits of fee-for-service while the latter ones exploit a more capitated model:
Not too long ago, I had the sad task of testifying at a civil litigation and a judicial hearing for two physicians who had been suspended from their respective medical staffs. In both cases, the suspensions and resultant procedural rights were avoidable because proactive communication and management did not effectively take place. Such events should be rare and most medical staffs can easily avoid them by focusing on preventive actions and addressing potential performance issues early in a supportive and assertive manner.
Regulatory hurdles prevent more hospitals from using e-health to its full potential. Federal and state policies and regulations on care rendered via technology from a remote site spin a tangled web for providers either engaged in e-health or who want to be. A February 2014 article in Health Affairs found strong associations between state policies and hospitals' adoption of e-health, also known as tele-health or telemedicine.
Happy Spring! As we march into March and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day it is clear that despite the largely symbolic attempt on Jan. 19 by House Republicans to repeal ObamaCare, the President’s healthcare plan stands firmly as the law of the land—Public Law No: 111-148.
Happy Spring! As we start anew, it is time to revisit an aspect of operating and marketing your dialysis facility that is often overlooked: your website. Some units may be best served by more elaborate websites, while still others, simple ones.
Now that the effects of the bundle are (relatively speaking) more clear than they were a year ago, many LDOs and entrepreneurially minded nephrologists and investors feel much more comfortable in terms of either selling their present unit(s) or in purchasing/building new units.
One of the renal-related roles I had the privilege of fulfilling in the early part of my career was that of a recruiter specializing in matching nephrologist to employment opportunities.
The Goldhaber Warnings Report: The U.S. Supreme Court ruling (March 5, Levine vs. Wyeth) will have major implications for the pharmaceutical industry forcing them literally to review all of their warnings and safety instructions for content, clarity and conspicuousness
It started with Joe. My elderly neighbor had lost his wife and his only child lived in New Jersey. He was totally deaf. How could I not help? My children were then young, and we adopted Joe. How could I have known he would become my charge for over five years
Researching and purchasing individual and family health insurance can be a confusing and time-consuming project. This ebook provides several questions to ask yourself and issues to consider prior to beginning your health insurance research