Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• Traditionally, healthcare data has centered around clinicians and institutions that largely controlled patient interaction. Lately, however, there has been a shift to consumer-centered systems. This is enabling patients to interact with health professionals and get involved in their own care, leading to greater engagement, improved outcomes and increased satisfaction. Read More
• CMS will begin to reprocess claims for outpatient clinic visit services provided at excepted off-campus provider-based departments, following a reinstated site-neutral payment policy. The agency will start processing the necessary claims, with no action needed on the provider side, by November 1, 2021. Read More
• The Lown Institute, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank, recently unveiled their social responsibility hospital rankings, which is based on 54 metrics across three main categories: equity, value and outcomes. Among the metrics are inclusivity, pay equity, avoiding overuse and clinical outcomes, as well as cost efficiency, a new metric that evaluates how well hospitals achieve low mortality rates at a low cost. Read More
• Sicker patients, fewer outpatient visits, and higher expenses for labor, drugs, and supplies will continue to damage the financial health of hospitals and health systems throughout 2021, says a new analysis released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Hospitals nationwide are expected to lose about $54 billion in net income over the course of the year. Read More
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