Healthcare costs are out of control. This article below looks at why the US cannot control these rising prices.
The article, “The truth about why the U.S. can’t control healthcare costs” by Ryan Gamlin states,
“A graphic making the rounds on social media has people talking—plots health spending per capita against the average life expectancy for two dozen countries. The chart has renewed the important conversation around why the United States’ experience is such an outlier, spending more than any other country by a wide margin, effectively proving the adage that “more is not better.”
Employees need to handle healthcare costs to the best of their knowledge in regards to their plan. Good case management leadership can ensure knowledge of plans and costs.
The article, Employees Need Tools to Help Them Manage Health Care Costs, by Rebecca Moore
“Consumers now rate “planning for out-of-pocket costs” (66%) as the most challenging and stressful aspect of managing their health care, according to research from Alegeus, a company providing health care management tools.”
When Paula Reeder’s nearly 20-year marriage fell apart last year, so did her health. Already battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fibromyalgia, coronary heart disease and peripheral artery disease, Reeder found out she needed heart bypass surgery.
Great article about better care for diabetes. This is an important care for so many Americans and they need good price with excellent quality care. This article looks at better outcomes for those who suffer with diabetes
Nearly four in ten older adults say that managing their health care needs is difficult for them or their families, that medical appointments or tests get delayed or don’t get done, or that all of the requirements of their health care are too much to handle, new research suggests.
A long list of questions surround healthcare and patient information in electronic health records. Much of this falls under the responsibility of good case managers as well. Case Managers need to be up to date on these issues. Please review this article and the questions it raises
In an industry under pressure to contain costs and improve outcomes, big data is proving to be a valuable asset. But data alone can’t move the needle. It’s all about how it’s analyzed to drive smarter decisions.
A data-driven approach can help hospitals limit payment denials that are based on questions of whether an admission was medically necessary. The vast majority of hospitals in the United States are all too familiar with denials of payment.
Many hospitals and social service agencies will hire a certified case manager. This individual is responsible for handling the care of each family , individual or file that comes across their desk. They will help the client to receive any services that
Become a certified case manager
they are entitled to. This will include counseling, housing services and in some cases job placement assistance. Each state or agency will have different requirements for what degrees you will need to hold. Some will look more at your prior work experience in the field , while others will want to see that you hold particular human service degrees. You may also need to take some test for final certification. If you are interested in this type of position , you will want to look into the requirements for your state or region. You will need to be able to work with many types of people and problem solve quickly and effectively .