Meet the Editors
Lee M. Duke, MD
Mary Beth Schweigert
Corporate Communications Specialist
Safety huddles – a growing trend in healthcare – can quickly solve problems and reduce harm.
Vascular Clinic aims to manage symptoms, standardize care and reduce hospital admissions – while simplifying referrals for patients and providers.
Orthopedics is a complex specialty; greater specificity in diagnosis and procedure reporting will benefit patients.
New model emphasizes quality and outcomes, with payment tied to value and provider performance.
Ratings – which reflect quality of care – are easily accessible for public review.
LGHP task force offers treatment guidelines, physician education and advice for managing chronic-pain patients.
Task force educates physicians on care for the chronic condition, which requires lengthy hospital stays and high doses of opiates.
Be specific. Excisional (vs. non-excisional) debridement results in higher reimbursement because it’s considered a surgical procedure.
Newly formed task force asks providers to evaluate lines on a daily basis to determine necessity. Also: New “Hy5” campaign will encourage hand hygiene vigilance for everyone.