The end stage renal disease (ESRD) Networks of HealthInsight play an important role in helping dialysis patients who have concerns about the quality of care they are receiving. The patient services staff, including three Masters level social workers, is required to be available, per the Social Security Act and the Conditions for Coverage, to mediate, coach, listen, instruct and empathize with our dialysis population that...Read more
HealthInsight understands that the payment environment for health care providers is more complex than ever as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) continues to implement new payment policies transitioning the system to value-based approaches. The adoption of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) will impact the payment structure for the health care community in many ways. MACRA eliminates the Sustainable...Read more
Just this week I received a call from a pediatrician that he and one of his partners are closing their office and retiring early. Their third partner is quitting and going to work for a corporation. I keep hearing about small practices that are closing. Most all of these are physicians and independent nurse practitioners: non-proceduralists that cite well-meaning rules and regulations that are driving...Read more
Back in March, Margy Wienbar wrote a blog on the Upstream Parable, describing the association between high school graduation rates and health status. In short, improved high school graduation rates are associated with improved health outcomes.
While improving high school graduation rates is a worthy cause for a variety of reasons, there have been a number of studies that demonstrate we can act to improve health...Read more