Healthcare White Papers
White Papers from leading Healthcare experts provide great insight and research on timely relevant Healthcare topics.
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With the new ICD-10 code changes on the horizon, those who work in the fields of medical billing and coding must keep their education current to maximize reimbursement for both the physicians they work for and the patients those physicians serve. This whitepaper will discuss the importance of accurate coding and compliance with all Medicare, Medicaid and private payer insurance rules. It will also discuss the transition to ICD-10.
Over 100 million people are currently on the organ donor list in the U.S. The transplant nurse plays an important role in helping people to register to become organ donors and to also connect those on waiting lists with donors. A registered nurse helps a living donor to prepare for a transplantation procedure, and makes the donor aware of any risks associated with the process. Transplant nurses also provide care for those who are the recipients of organs, such as a kidney or heart. The transplant nurse provides essential care in the recovery phase for a patient who has received an organ for transplantation. Download this white paper to learn what role the nurse plays in organ donation and transplantation, the laws that nurses should know, and more.
On May 1, 2009, the FTC’s new regulations, called the Red Flag Rules went into effect. These rules state medical practices must write and implement an identity theft prevention program. The rules are actually a result of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003. Download this white paper for best practices in implementing an identity theft program and avoid the financial penalties for noncompliance.
This white paper addresses complications that occur during pregnancy. While the majority of mothers remain healthy during their pregnancies and deliver healthy infants, there are instances when complications arise. These complications range from mildly annoying, such as morning sickness and swelling of the feet, to life threatening to both mother and child, such as preeclampsia (Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, 2014). It is vital that pregnant women receive adequate prenatal care to avoid some of the more common high risk pregnancy conditions.
The majority of people believe that malpractice refers solely to doctors. Increasingly, however, nurses are being sued for malpractice as well. This white paper defines malpractice in general and how it applies to the nursing profession, as well as steps nurses can take to minimize their liability in the event they are named in a malpractice suit.
While the premise of Medicare has remained largely the same in the five decades since it was passed by Congress and signed into law by former President Lyndon B. Johnson, changes to the program do tend to occur on an annual basis during the yearly open enrollment period. That's especially true this year, since the law is beginning to incorporate both the revised policies and the changed costs associated with 2010's Affordable Care Act. Download this white paper for a brief review of the changes to Medicare that took place in 2013.
Thanks in no small part to the major reforms found in the Affordable Care Act of 2010, social workers will be able to perform their jobs just a bit more easily when assisting patients who previously would be unable to seek some forms of treatment and rehabilitation. As the full extent of the law goes into effect throughout 2014, social workers should prepare for a number of big changes, which are touched on in this white paper, to the way they conduct their jobs, the way their clients can seek treatment, and the compensation structure that ensures access to the full breadth of medical treatment and rehabilitation available nationwide.
The ultimate goal of the medical facility should be phrased in terms of providing care that can improve the function and well-being of each individual patient. It is also critical to reduce the number of injury rates in order to provide the most effective treatment for patients. By creating a customized fall prevention program, you can help your medical facility meet the needs of its patients and staff. These strategies should become part of a comprehensive fall prevention plan, and the steps contained herein should be conducted on a regular basis so that they become the routine of the nurses who are part of the important medical staff that provides patients with the care they need and deserve.
This white paper addresses the changes that affect medical coders, clinicians and payers with the new ICD-10 coding requirements. These requirements are set to take effect on October 1, 2014 and replace the existing ICD-9 CM and ICD-9 PCS codes. In order to receive reimbursement, hospitals and physician groups must transition to the new ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS codes. HIPPA requires providers to utilize these codes. This change does not affect CPT or HCPCS codes.