Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• According to a new survey, nearly three-quarters of hospitals and health systems in the US have been actively engaging with revenue cycle management optimization during the pandemic through RCM technology. RCM was one of the areas in health care that largely moved to remote work once the pandemic hit, which many hospitals and health systems are considering making more permanent. Read More
• CMS is proposing a series of changes to their Promoting Interoperability Program, the successor to meaningful use, designed to bolster the response to public health emergencies such as COVID-19. The agency plans to amend program stipulations for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals, broadening requirements focused on public health and clinical data exchange. Read More
• New research shows that critical care nurses' overall health is linked to the number of medical errors they reported. 67 percent of nurses with higher stress scores reported making medical errors in the last five years, more than 10 percent more than the nurses with lower stress scores. Read More
• For the first time, the majority of physicians worked outside of physician-owned practices in 2020, as doctors continue to gravitate toward employment by hospitals and other organizations, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). A number of factors, including the growing complexity of health care, new Medicare regulations around value-based purchasing, and insurer prior authorizations have contributed to making these employment arrangements increasingly more desirable. Read More
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