Access and outcomes

Access and outcomes A recent survey shows around 60% of Americans are feeling increasing pressure for paying for medical emergencies and healthcare. It is believed that deductibles have grown nearly 150% between the years of 2004 and 2013. Healthcare leaders are trying to fulfill the needs of their patients but are also felling pressure from…

CMS to cut Medicare rates

CMS to cut Medicare rates If legislation is not passed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated that they will begin cutting physician payment for Medicare claims by 21 percent. This plans to start April 15, and this will apply to claims received after March 31, 2015. You can read more about this…

Patient safety takes one-two punch

Patient safety takes one-two punch The Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) believes that there is plenty of room to enhance the quality of care and safety for patients. Doing research with discharged Medicare beneficiaries, the OIG found interesting data regarding the amount of times those…