Monday, July 18, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
The ObamaCare had a very controversial start, but five years on and it’s proving to be the positive change that it was purported to be. Adjustments are still being made, though, and there is certainly more room for improvements for healthcare facilities and their revenue cycle management systems.
With this new policy, also comes new health insurance marketplace coverage options, which should prove to be a lot of help for the ObamaCare benefactors. On the part of the companies, meanwhile, the adjustment would be crucial in delivering a smooth transition of filed documents and records pertaining to their clients and patient, especially those who are classified as self-pay patients who pay outside of the mechanisms of an insurance policy. In its stead, however, is the available option for ACA enrollment.
On June 1, 2016, President Barack Obama called for the further expansion of the Social Security program, particularly to support retirees. Saying that “fewer and fewer people have pensions they can really count on,” Obama said that officials should work for the program’s greater “long-term health” and make it more “generous” for “today’s retirees and future generations.” He then suggested that bigger tax contributions from higher-income Americans – including himself – could make this expansion possible.
Government welfare, particularly in healthcare, has been one of the most contentious issues in the outgoing President’s tenure. Obama’s statements figure to be a “game-changer” in the race to replace him, says Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times.
The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) announced on June 1, 2016 that Medicaid funds can now be used to help combat the Zika virus. This virus, transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes, causes fever, rashes and joint pain in adults. It is rarely a cause of death, but has serious health consequences on pregnant women and their unborn.
In a five-page bulletin, the CMCS describes how individuals with eligibility for Medicaid can protect themselves from the virus, undergo tests to see if they have contracted it and receive treatment in case they do.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
In all of this, it’s fairly easy to understand how the staff can be inundated with administrative tasks on top of their medical duties. What is revenue cycle management further contributing to this status quo is a lot more complication that can very well affect the operations of the facility as a whole. This is why alternative options exist, such as, supporting agencies that can provide assistance to the facility for this particular task.