Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• A prohibition on surprise billing is coming at the start of next year and federal agencies have started to release what surprise billing compliance will look like. These new compliance requirements will have a major impact throughout the revenue cycle, directly impacting workflows from admissions to billing, so preparation now is key to meeting the January 1, 2022 deadline. Read More
• Analysts believe Healthcare employers must consider how to make front-line caregiving a more sustainable career, and more specifically, how they'll leverage technology to do so. Healthcare employers may need to rethink the roles and duties of their workers now, if they haven't already, and can start by asking how we work, where we work, and what skills we need. Read More
• The impacts of downgrades from inpatient to observation status can have far-reaching financial repercussions for healthcare providers, affecting reimbursement and revenue recognition. But there are actionable steps for mitigating status downgrades and dealing with them effectively to ensure that organizations receive the full reimbursement for the services they provided. Read More
• The benefits of telehealth have become widely known here on Earth, and it's been an increasingly accepted treatment modality for patients during the pandemic. While the ailments, approaches and technology may be a bit different, telehealth is alive and well aboard the International Space Station as well. It's become a lifeline for astronauts and in some ways, low-Earth orbit has been ground zero for telehealth. Read More
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