Care coordination is key to patient outcomes. Good coordination between caregivers and care teams improves mental and physical health of patients.
The article, “Care coordination improves mental and physical health outcomes” from the Cleveland Daily Banner states,
“The Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations which represents 20 community mental health centers and other nonprofit behavioral health care providers, announced results from the first year of the Tennessee Health Link program, highlighting improved health outcomes for individuals and improved cost control for the state through better coordination of behavioral and physical health services.”
Good article related to healthcare and case management
The article, 3 WAYS TO OVERCOME CHRONIC CARE MANAGEMENT ADOPTION BARRIERS, by Christopher Cheney states,
“While most physicians surveyed recently saw a need for chronic care management services, barriers to adoption include patient skepticism, doctor unfamiliarity with Medicare reimbursement, and physician concern over complicated coding.”
Good article for those interested in the healthcare management fields.
The article, How hospitals can know when to outsource revenue cycle management, by Jeff Lagasse states,
“Revenue cycle management can be a tricky beast, and whether to seek help from an outside vendor is a question with which many health systems struggle. While it may not be the best fit for every hospital or system, there are certain signs that using a third party may be the way to go — and looking at key performance indicators can often be what tips the scale.”
Good article on the importance of preventative care and how it can save institutions financially when it is employed properly through case management but also where in cases it is not always true
The article, Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True, by Aaron Carroll states,
“The idea that spending more on preventive care will reduce overall health care spending is widely believed and often promoted as a reason to support reform. It’s thought that too many people with chronic illnesses wait until they are truly ill before seeking care, often in emergency rooms, where it costs more.”
The article, “4 Key Ways to Improve Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management” by Jacqueline Belliveau states,
“There is always room for improvement” should be healthcare revenue cycle management’s mantra. Declining claims reimbursement rates, the shift to value-based purchasing, and evolving health policies keep revenue cycle leaders constantly seeking new strategies for improving the financial health of their practice or hospital.”