The healthcare industry has embraced a collaborative approach that is gaining significant traction—physician peer-to-peer reviews. In this comprehensive exploration, we will delve into the significance of physician peer-to-peer reviews, their role in enhancing healthcare, and how they strengthen the bonds within the medical community.
Physician advisor (PA) reviews play a crucial role in improving patient outcomes by facilitating various processes within healthcare organizations. PAs act as liaisons between hospital administration, clinical staff, and support personnel to ensure compliance with regulatory issues, advise physicians on medical necessity, and help achieve overall organizational goals related to the efficient utilization of healthcare services. Physician advisors contribute to better patient outcomes through several key activities.
Unplanned hospital readmissions occur when a patient is discharged from a hospital and then returns to the hospital within a certain time frame due to an unplanned medical issue. These readmissions can be costly for both the patient and the healthcare system. To reduce the number of unplanned hospital readmissions
The federal government hit CVS Health and Centene with lower quality scores for the health-insurance plans they sell to seniors. Star Rating scores are a big deal for health insurers, because plans that score 4 stars or higher receive bonus payments from the federal government that they can use to edge out competition by funding new health-plan benefits to attract more customers.
Utilization Review and Utilization Management are very critical in the healthcare continuum. While the two terms often feel interchangeable, in reality their processes and meanings actually are very different. Their differences make all the difference for improving care.
Discharge planning is the development of a personalized plan to ensure the smooth transition of a patient from a health organization such as a hospital to wherever the patient is going next such as a home, residential care, palliative care or somewhere else.
ASAM Criteria set guidelines for length of stay and level of care for behavioral health. BHM Healthcare Solutions offers objective peer reviews based on medical necessity criteria, like ASAM's, for complex, medical, and behavioral health cases.
Back in March, we talked about how the role of the pharmacist in the healthcare ecosystem has been expanding over the past decade. In addition to simple medication fulfillment, pharmacist now complete crucial patient aftercare, education, and vaccination administration. Many believe as the role of the pharmacist expands, they could become the key to reducing all kinds of healthcare costs. Here are three ways pharmacy is helping save costs for healthcare.
The role of the pharmacist in the healthcare industry has been expanding over the past decade, from simple medication fulfillment to crucial patient aftercare, education, and administering vaccinations. 2015 has already seen big changes within the healthcare industry and we predict that the role of the pharmacist will only expand more.