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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337732/medicare-reimbursement-and-orthopedic-surgery-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
R Carter Clement, Suneel B Bhat, Meredith E Clement, James C Krieg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper reviews the history and structure of Medicare reimbursement with a focus on aspects relevant to the field of orthopedic surgery. Namely, this includes Parts A and B, with particular attention paid to the origins of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) and the physician fee schedule, respectively. We then review newer policies affecting orthopedic surgeons. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent Medicare reforms relevant to our field include readmission penalties, the evolution of bundled payments including the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) and Surgical Hip and Femur Fracture Treatment (SHFFT) programs, and the new mandatory Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) pay-for-performance program...
March 23, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333819/practice-bulletin-no-177-obstetric-analgesia-and-anesthesia
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Labor causes severe pain for many women. There is no other circumstance in which it is considered acceptable for an individual to experience untreated severe pain that is amenable to safe intervention while the individual is under a physician's care. Many women desire pain management during labor and delivery, and there are many medical indications for analgesia and anesthesia during labor and delivery. In the absence of a medical contraindication, maternal request is a sufficient medical indication for pain relief during labor...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333811/practice-bulletin-no-177-summary-obstetric-analgesia-and-anesthesia
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Labor causes severe pain for many women. There is no other circumstance in which it is considered acceptable for an individual to experience untreated severe pain that is amenable to safe intervention while the individual is under a physician's care. Many women desire pain management during labor and delivery, and there are many medical indications for analgesia and anesthesia during labor and delivery. In the absence of a medical contraindication, maternal request is a sufficient medical indication for pain relief during labor...
April 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332925/implications-of-clinical-documentation-in-accuracy-a-pilot-study-among-general-surgery-residents
#4
Andrea Garcia, Lee Revere, Sherene Sharath, Panos Kougias
Accurate and reliable medical records are necessary for assessing, improving, and reimbursing healthcare services. Clear and concise physician documentation is essential to assuring accurate and reliable medical records. Yet, prior literature reveals surgery residents do not receive adequate, beneficial education on medical record documentation and coding. This is concerning because the evaluation of and reimbursement for healthcare service delivery relies on the physician's ability to produce appropriate medical records, which then get translated into billable codes...
March 23, 2017: Hospital Topics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329352/costs-and-consequences-of-early-hospital-discharge-after-major-inpatient-surgery-in-older-adults
#5
Scott E Regenbogen, Anne H Cain-Nielsen, Edward C Norton, Lena M Chen, John D Birkmeyer, Jonathan S Skinner
Importance: As prospective payment transitions to bundled reimbursement, many US hospitals are implementing protocols to shorten hospitalization after major surgery. These efforts could have unintended consequences and increase overall surgical episode spending if they induce more frequent postdischarge care use or readmissions. Objective: To evaluate the association between early postoperative discharge practices and overall surgical episode spending and expenditures for postdischarge care use and readmissions...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304182/insurance-reimbursement-for-complementary-healthcare-services
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James Whedon, Tor D Tosteson, Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Melissa Nagare Kimura
INTRODUCTION: Insurance reimbursement for clinical services provided by complementary healthcare professionals in the United States likely differs by provider specialty. It is hypothesized that a lower likelihood of insurance reimbursement demonstrates that complementary healthcare services are not utilized to an optimal level and are not financially accessible to all who may need or want these services. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the likelihood of insurance reimbursement for complementary healthcare services compared with other complementary services and with conventional primary care medical services in New Hampshire...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290996/putting-polypills-into-practice-challenges-and-lessons-learned
#7
REVIEW
Ruth Webster, Jose M Castellano, Oyere K Onuma
Regulatory approvals for cardiovascular polypills are increasing rapidly across more than 30 countries. The evidence clearly shows polypills improve adherence and cardiovascular disease risk factors for patients with indications for use of polypill components-ie, those with established cardiovascular disease or at high risk. However, the implementation of polypills into clinical practice has many challenges. The clinical trials literature provides insights into the clinical impact of a polypill strategy, including cost-effectiveness, safety of use, substantial improvement in adherence, and better risk factor control than usual care...
March 11, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284397/optimizing-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-dravet-syndrome-recommendations-from-a-north-american-consensus-panel
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Elaine C Wirrell, Linda Laux, Elizabeth Donner, Nathalie Jette, Kelly Knupp, Mary Anne Meskis, Ian Miller, Joseph Sullivan, Michelle Welborn, Anne T Berg
OBJECTIVES: To establish standards for early, cost-effective, and accurate diagnosis; optimal therapies for seizures; and recommendations for evaluation and management of comorbidities for children and adults with Dravet syndrome, using a modified Delphi process. METHODS: An expert panel was convened comprising epileptologists with nationally recognized expertise in Dravet syndrome and parents of children with Dravet syndrome, whose experience and understanding was enhanced by their active roles in Dravet syndrome associations...
March 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279386/trials-of-quality-improvement-in-imaging
#9
REVIEW
Kavitha M Chinnaiyan, Rory B Weiner
Cardiovascular imaging plays a central role in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Recently, increased emphasis has been placed on quality in cardiovascular imaging, and it is becoming a central priority for various stakeholders, including patients, physicians, and payers. The changing health care landscape and associated challenges imposed on cardiac imagers, including reductions in reimbursement and growing need for pre-authorization, have also helped bring quality metrics to the forefront...
March 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271017/improved-delivery-of-cardiovascular-care-idocc-findings-from-narrative-reports-by-practice-facilitators
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Clare Liddy, Margo Rowan, Sophie-Claire Valiquette-Tessier, Paul Drosinis, Lois Crowe, William Hogg
Practice facilitation can help family physicians adopt evidence-based guidelines. However, many practices struggle to effectively implement practice changes that result in meaningful improvement. Building on our previous research, we examined the barriers to and enablers of implementation perceived by practice facilitators (PF) in helping practices to adopt the Improved Delivery of Cardiovascular Care (IDOCC) program, which took place at 84 primary care practices in Ottawa, Canada between April 2008 and March 2012...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268164/funds-flow-in-the-era-of-value-based-health-care
#11
Jason N Itri, Ayman Mithqal, Arun Krishnaraj
Health care reform is creating significant challenges for hospital systems and academic medical centers (AMCs), requiring a new operating model to adapt to declining reimbursement, diminishing research funding, market consolidation, payers' focus on higher quality and lower cost, and greater cost sharing by patients. Maintaining and promoting the triple mission of clinical care, research, and education will require AMCs to be system-based with strong alignment around governance, operations, clinical care, and finances...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265329/the-transition-process-of-spina-bifida-patients-to-adult-centred-care-an-assessment-of-the-canadian-urology-landscape
#12
REVIEW
Amy Wajchendler, Peter Anderson, Martin A Koyle
INTRODUCTION: Due to medical advances over the past three decades, the vast majority of children with spina bifida (SB) now survive into adulthood. As a result, there is a need to implement a well-defined urological transition process for these patients from the pediatric to adult environment. The objective of this study was to identify and analyze the current medical practices employed and the attitudes regarding transition by Canadian pediatric urologists caring for the SB population...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247868/the-logistics-of-an-inpatient-dermatology-service
#13
Misha Rosenbach
Inpatient dermatology represents a unique challenge as caring for hospitalized patients with skin conditions is different from most dermatologists' daily outpatient practice. Declining rates of inpatient dermatology participation are often attributed to a number of factors, including challenges navigating the administrative burdens of hospital credentialing, acclimating to different hospital systems involving potential alternate electronic medical records systems, medical-legal concerns, and reimbursement concerns...
March 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245662/sustained-participation-in-a-pay-for-value-program-impact-on-high-need-patients
#14
Dori A Cross, Genna R Cohen, Christy Harris Lemak, Julia Adler-Milstein
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether multi-year engagement by primary care practices in a pay-for-value program was associated with improved care for high-need patients. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study of 17,443 patients with 2 or more conditions who were assigned to primary care providers (PCPs) within 1582 practices that did and did not continuously participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's pay-for-value program (the Physician Group Incentive Program [PGIP]) between 2010 and 2013...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243874/primary-care-practice-transformation-and-the-rise-of-consumerism
#15
William H Shrank
Americans are increasingly demanding the same level of service in healthcare that they receive in other services and products that they buy. This rise in consumerism poses challenges for primary care physicians as they attempt to transform their practices to succeed in a value-based reimbursement landscape, where they are rewarded for managing costs and improving the health of populations. In this paper, three examples of consumer-riven trends are described: retail healthcare, direct and concierge care, and home-based diagnostics and care...
February 27, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240699/central-venous-access-the-missed-patient-safety-goal
#16
Matthew Herring
Hospital-acquired conditions are conditions that never should happen to a patient while in the care of physicians, nurses, and the health care facility. Central line-associated bloodstream infections plague the nation's health care facilities. With increasing rates of infections being reported during hospitalization, hospital-acquired conditions, namely, infections, and more specifically central line-associated bloodstream infections, are now at the top of patient safety concerns and impact organization's reimbursement...
April 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231425/practice-patterns-regarding-multidisciplinary-cancer-management-and-suggestions-for-further-refinement-results-from-a-national-survey-in-korea
#17
Yun-Gyoo Lee, Sukjoong Oh, Heejin Kimm, Dong-Hoe Koo, Do Yeun Kim, Bong-Seog Kim, Seung-Sei Lee
Purpose: This study was conducted to explore the process and operation of a cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) after the reimbursement decision in Korea, and to identify ways to overcome the major barriers to effective and sustainable MDTs. Materials and Methods: Approximately 1000 cancer specialists, including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists in general hospitals in Korea were invited to complete the survey...
February 22, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230614/characteristics-of-providers-performing-urogynecologic-procedures-on-medicare-patients-2012-2014
#18
Daniel E Stone, Benjamin J Barenberg, Stephanie D Pickett, Dena E O╩╝Leary, Lieschen H Quiroz
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of providers performing stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) procedures in the United States. METHODS: The Centers for Medicare Services public database, released for years 2012 through 2014, was queried for SUI-related and POP-related Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System. Providers were categorized as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) providers and non-FPMRS providers, using a list of FPMRS board-certified providers compiled through the American Board of Medical Subspecialties website...
March 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228864/innovative-payer-engagement-strategies-will-the-convergence-lead-to-better-value-creation-in-personalized-medicine
#19
REVIEW
Ildar Akhmetov, Rostyslav V Bubnov
BACKGROUND: As reimbursement authorities are gaining greater power to influence the prescription behavior of physicians, it remains critical for life science companies focusing on personalized medicine to develop "tailor-made" payer engagement strategies to secure reimbursement and assure timely patient access to their innovative products. Depending on the types of such engagement, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies may benefit by obtaining access to medical and pharmacy claims data, getting invaluable upfront inputs on evidence requirements and clinical trial design, and strengthening trust by payers, therefore avoiding uncertainties with regards to pricing, reimbursement, and research and development reinvestment...
December 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224938/overview-on-the-challenges-and-benefits-of-using-telehealth-tools-in-a-pediatric-population
#20
REVIEW
Patrick D Brophy
Telehealth in Pediatric Medicine presents many of the same benefits and challenges noted in adult-based medicine. In terms of health care delivery, the promise of improving access and reducing costs using telehealth in Pediatrics, particularly chronic care, is high. The ability to address clinician shortages and provide remote guidance for chronic care pathways from pediatric subspecialists to rural-based referring physicians is a developing model that represents a sustainable and cost-effective strategy to improve pediatric care...
January 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
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