patient safety issues
May 17, 2016

Top Patient Safety Issues that Hospitals Should Focus on in 2016

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Healthcare has made giant strides towards improving the safety of patients in recent years. Besides bringing down error rates drastically, healthcare practices have reduced hospital–acquired conditions by 17 percent, leading to 87,000 fewer patient deaths over the last five years. However, there is still scope for improvement. This blog talks about some of the potential patient safety issues that hospitals should focus on this year. 1. Medication errors: Regarded as one of the most

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outsourcing-payment-collection
May 5, 2016

Why Outsourcing Payment Collection is More Beneficial than Doing it In-house?

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Ask any hospital CFO what keeps them awake at night and the most probable answer would be the sluggish inflow of cash in present times. Gone are the days when these providers could bank on government or commercial payers to bear the burden of majority of medical expenses. Presently it is the era of high deductible health plans (HDHPs), where nearly 45% of the patients are willing to wait for more than a month to pay the medical bills. And this is putting unnecessary strain on hospitals’ cas

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pay for performance model
April 14, 2016

Why We Need to Make a Shift from Fee-for-Service Payment Model to Pay-for-Performance Model

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Fee-for-service (FSS) is the most widely used model of health service delivery in the current times wherein physicians charge separately for each of the services they provide to patients. Needless to say, this model has proved to be a jackpot for most physicians as it helps them make fast buck. However, the biggest drawback of this model is that it invariably leads to a fall in the quality of care. In a bid to arrest the fall in quality of care, the government has taken several steps, includi

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