Redesign the Medical Staff Model: A Guide to Collaborative Change has been chosen the winner of the James A Hamilton award for healthcare book of the year, by Dr. Jonathan Burroughs.
Check out Dr. Jonathan Burroughs’ latest January 21, 2016 blog for Hospital Impact entitled, “The Ten Traits of a Great Healthcare Organization” in which he summarizes the key characteristics of high performing organizations, large and small, academic and non-academic that distinguishes them for the rest of the healthcare field.
Dr. Jonathan Burroughs explains how to stage and integrate a population health program as your organization moves from fee for service to alternative reimbursement methodologies under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s minority opinion in the 2014 Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case was prescient. She predicted that the majority opinion–favoring the right of closely held corporations (a corporation in which five or fewer shareholders own more than 50 percent equity of the organization) to opt out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s mandate to provide birth control coverage to employees on the basis of religious objection–would be a slippery slope.
With the introduction of ICD-10 on Oct. 1, there are now 132,500 new codes and new ways for healthcare organizations to be paid less based upon inadequate documentation or, worse, documentation that does not support the services rendered.
The ICD-10 code set for reporting diagnoses and procedures to payers consists of 132,500 codes compared with 16,800 in ICD-9 set.
Alarm fatigue has moved to the forefront of hazards on the hospital floor. Dr, Jonathan Burroughs offers strategies to manage alarm fatigue.