It’s always a struggle for medical practices to find full-time, quality hires, and the challenge is exacerbated by a serious physician shortage expected to grow worse in the coming decade. This challenge is even harder when you’re trying to fill a temporary position. MaryAnn Stolgitis, VP of operations at a national recruiting and staffing firm, […] [MORE]
If your hospital outsources any business function involving patients’ medical records, including billing or maintaining an electronic health records (EHR) system, your facility could face consequences if your business partners aren’t careful with patients’ protected health information (PHI). Here, Scott Byers, president of EDM Americas, lays out a five-step strategy hospitals can use with business partners […] [MORE]
Many providers are worried they won’t have the time or ability to manage the transition to ICD-10 well. As a result, a lot of hospitals are planning to outsource their coding needs. But before your facility follows suit, there are some things to consider.
If you’re like the majority of hospital executives, than you’re cutting costs every way you can without negatively impacting patient care. Problem is, you probably aren’t done. It’s projected that most hospitals will have to reduce operating costs by up to 20% by 2020. So what else can you do?