As patients become more responsible for their care, organizations that recognize the overlap between convenience and collections stand to improve both.
A coordinated post-acute care model can help keep patients from returning to ER.
Telemedicine is increasingly becoming a viable means of reaching patients who are located in remote areas, unable to travel, or want a more convenient healthcare experience.
Hospitals are looking for ways to curb unnecessary ED usage, and developing ED “super user” programs is proving to be a beneficial approach.
Bringing specialists and nonclinical providers into the “medical neighborhood” is one approach to mitigating fragmented care, reducing frustration, and ultimately improving outcomes.
As we close the book on 2014, let's look back at a few of the key themes that appeared in this space during the past year and take a peek at the issues our clients will encounter in the coming year.
To improve patient access, health systems and provider organizations must think beyond traditional care models and adopt innovative strategies in redesigning how, when, and where care is delivered.
Aligning with health systems and hospitals through employment or affiliation arrangements may be a lifeline for some practices, but it in no way ensures practice growth or optimal performance. The good news is you don't have to stand idly by and hope your practice doesn't sink.
The use of PAs and NPs is not new or novel, yet ACPs continue to be untapped resources for improving the delivery of cardiac care.
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