Patient assessment of medical providers has been added as an option to two sections of MIPS in the current Medicare QPP. It is the Clinicians & Groups (CG) Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) which can affect reimbursement.
Other than QPP all providers should consider having this survey done as soon as feasible to find and correct communication problem areas before CAHPS is required for all reimbursement. For more information Contact Us.
MER Consulting llc is a physician owned company spedializing in medical risk management and regulatory compliance, e.g. medical communications, HIPAA regulations. Consulting is offered in a number of areas of direct concern to clinics and medical practices. MER is an organization designed to assist practicing physicians with the problems and risks of practice operations and compliance with increasing federal regulations.
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The company provides, directly and through collaborating organizations, an extensive range of consulting services including areas related to medical malpractice risk and federal regulation compliance, e.g. HIPAA regulations. All services are customized for the particular practice needs and includes special 24/7 retained consulting for a limited number of physicians & practices.
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8/21/2019 Nurse Practitioners and Medical Malpractice: Case Study
Medical malpractice claims may be asserted against any healthcare provider, including nurse practitioners. This case study involves a nurse practitioner in an in-patient alcohol/drug treatment setting. Failure to manage the patient’s care in order to maximize individual recovery and quality of life, Failure to advocate and promote a system and climate that is conducive to providing ethical care, Failure to utilize ethical principles to advocate for access and parity of services for mental health problems, psychiatric disorders, and substance use disorder services
Total Incurred: Greater than $1 million. More
10/09/2018 Improving Collaboration in Healthcare Through Communications Technology
In a study 70 percent of patients said they had become more engaged with their healthcare during the past two years, up from 57 percent in 2016. In addition, 74 percent of patients reported joining a patient portal offered by their health care provider, up from 45 percent in 2016. On the provider side, 71 percent said patient engagement was a top priority at their healthcare organization, up from 60 percent in 2016. Providers reported that online portals have improved patient care, as well as records tracking. " More
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