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4 Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Documentation

Errors in documentation can occur along the patient trajectory — e.g., the patient doesn’t describe symptoms correctly, medical staff improperly triage the patient, the physician incorrectly interprets symptoms — or along the paper trail. When something is incorrectly entered into the documentation, it is handed through the care pathway, on to…

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Posted In: Best Of, Compliance, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

The VA Crisis Part II: What are the Solutions?

Last week’s post hopefully shed some light on the issues facing the Veterans Administration today, recently made public through scandal, and grabbing the unanimous attention of both the Oval Office and Congress on both sides of the political divide. These problems include accusations of data falsification for the appearance of shorter wait…

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Posted In: Best Of, General On: Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

The VA Crisis Part I: What is Really Going On?

There is no doubt that the entire U.S. healthcare system has taken a huge hit following the economic crash in 2008, affecting both public and private sectors alike. The staggering, disproportional rise in healthcare related costs were further compounded by reimbursement wars created by players struggling to survive and to keep their…

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Posted In: Best Of, Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Wednesday, 9 July, 2014

Making Accountable Care Affordable

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) arose from the Affordable Care Act, which was passed into law in March 2010. The Affordable Care Act was designed to redirect the responsibility for healthcare into the hands of individuals, but also to make it more affordable for them. In this blog post, we’ll take…

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Posted In: Best Of, General On: Tuesday, 29 April, 2014
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