Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• For years, revenue cycle executives have talked about modernization, but in many health care organizations, a lack of time, money, or will—or all three—have stood in the way of moving forward. Projects once on the back burner, such as having a remote workforce, paperless patient communications, and electronic signatures, have now been pushed into the spotlight and implemented faster out of necessity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
• Telehealth has become a go-to for health care providers and patients as they navigate the logistical and practical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many health care organizations, the utilization figures have been staggering, going from a few virtual visits per week to several hundred per day in many cases. Overall, the general consensus when it comes to telehealth during the pandemic has been very positive, which will likely keep telehealth in the spotlight well after the pandemic is over. Read More
• While you may be concerned about how patients are feeling when it comes to returning to your office during the coronavirus pandemic, it is easy to forget what your staff is going through as well. They most likely feel a driving need to help while at the same time are quite nervous about staying safe themselves. When reopening your practice it is important to remember that your staff may feel uneasy once they come back and realize the office they imagined will not be the same. Read More
• As hospitals and physician practices struggle to make up lost revenue due to canceled visits and procedures a new survey found that a majority of consumers are expected to spend less on healthcare visits or prescription drugs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers with complex chronic illness and those in healthy families were more likely than other groups to say they would adjust their spending on health care visits or medications. Read More
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