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Palliative Care Billing

Palliative Care Billing

Many Palliative Care programs struggle financially. One key component of sustainability involves having an effective Medicare Part B billing process. Here are 5 do’s and don’ts that will immediately increase revenues for your community-based palliative program.

Rethinking Scheduling

Rethinking Scheduling

SHAREScheduling a patient is more complicated today than it’s ever been. Driving the complexity is that doctors, nurses, and social workers are doing more of the travel to see patients where they’re needed, rather than the other way around. For schedules, the shift away from in clinic visits has created a new set of challenges as they try to keep track of who’s where and when. If you are seeing patients in any of the following settings, your staff may…

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Busting The Palliative Care Loss Leader Myth

Busting The Palliative Care Loss Leader Myth

Hospice and Palliative Care in the United States are now over 50 years old. Originally founded to help patients manage symptoms associated with severe illness and end-of-life, providers deliver unparalleled care for those patients who need it most. Frequently, Healthcare organizations that serve Hospice patients offer Palliative Care as an extra level of support for patients who are not yet eligible for Hospice care. In fact, approximately 35% of all Palliative Care patients eventually become eligible for Hospice care.

Want EHR Interoperability, Just Take Out Your Phone

Want EHR Interoperability, Just Take Out Your Phone

SHAREBeing able to share patient charts has been on the healthcare agenda for decades. But technical challenges and organizational desire to ‘own’ data have hamstrung organizations from sharing data on patients. HIPAA security regulations haven’t made it easier either. What if you could use the smartphone in your pocket to magically transfer the chart in the hospital EHR into your clinic EHR. And, you could do it without ever engaging your IT department or paying for yet another overpriced HL7…

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