After 32 years, the code set is outdated and does not accurately reflect all advances in medical technology and knowledge. Hence, ICD-9-CM codes do not accurately represent the diagnosis and inpatient procedures which results in improper reimbursement or rejected claims. The ICD-9-CM codes are divided into chapters based on body systems. The complex body systems have run out of codes because of expanding the codes within the chapters. The lack of codes within the proper chapter has resulted in new codes being assigned in chapters of other body systems.
A limitation of this study was the fact that data was only collected over eleven years and there were major time gaps in between years. Future research should include more recent data collected beyond just the eleven year period. Huure, T., Junkkari, H., & Aro, H. (2006). Long-term psychosocial effects of parental divorce: a follow-up study from adolescence to adulthood. European Archives Of Psychiatry And Clinical Neuroscience, 256(4), 256-263.
After the construction of the of the six building manufacturing plant, Production was to begin in 1979, but engineering delays and budget overruns meant assembly lines didn't start until early 1981. The original prototype car had to be re-engineered for production methods which was contracted out to Lotus. This resulted in compromises on some of the originally promised features such as airbags and the 10mph bumpers. The redesign also added extra weight which would compromise performance. This redesign was costly and was behind schedule by months with the first cars not rolling off the line until January of 1981.
Theses shortages continue today and will be driven by fundamental shifts in the labor market that are not expected to reverse for several decades(…….). A look at the present nursing shortage revealed hat it is more complex than the previous ones and is projected to intensify in the coming decades, several key factors make this shortage different from the past ones. While the healthcare industry has been though cyclical nursing shortages before; this shortage is more structural and presents a long-term problem for the hospital industry(……). Though many hospitals also have difficulty filling
Uninsurance in America The number of uninsured Americans is growing at a staggering rate; in fact, the number has reached 43 million, which is the population of everyone living in twenty six different states combined (Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, 2004). The debate over whether universal coverage should be available to all Americans has been going on for decades. The people opposed to universal coverage believe that insuring all Americans is too costly and that the resulting bureaucracy would undermine patient care. Those who are in favor of universal coverage believe that it is too costly not to insure all Americans. They believe that the lack of preventative care, and the resulting poorer health, places an even higher burden on the taxpayer then universal coverage would.
As Baby Boomers grow old and the necessity for health care expands, the United States is expected to have a shortage of nurses. The shortage of nurses has been taking place since World War II, but the major impact to the health care systems have only started to show the past few years. According to Rosseter (2010), “Compounding the problem is the fact that nursing college and universities across the country are struggling to expand enrollment levels to meet the rising demand for nursing care” (p. 1). The reason for this is because there are not many educators to teach nursing. A future concern is the need of nurses is imagined to increase drastically over the next 25 years when the Baby Boomers arrive in their 60s.The common age for registered nurses (RN) is around 45 so the demand for nurses will continue to rise.
Analyze the main causes of a major problem in our society National Health Care Even before the recession cost millions of Americans their jobs a full 15% of the American population did not have health insurance and the majority of them worked full time (CDC, 2007). Indeed, while Americans equate work with health insurance the truth is that aboot 20% of working age Americans, people between 18 and 64 years of age, do not have health insurance (CDC, 2007). These numbers may seem small. However, additional investigation will show that this is only a small part of the problem in the country. The issue is not that all employers do not offer health insurance, but that Americans view health insurance as something only employers offer.
According to the American College of Nurses, “the nursing shortage is very real and very different from any experienced in the past and will grow more serious over the next 20 years” (3). For the healthcare reform to be successful and significantly achieve its purpose, nurses’ shortage should be aggressively redressed. FACTS ABOUT NURSING SHORTAGE/BACKGROUND OF NURSING SHORTAGE There is no simple description of the cause of Nursing Workforce shortage. It is a multidimensional and multi-factorial issue that cuts across education, health delivery systems and the work environment. Also the impact of reimbursement, legislation, regulation and technological advances must also be considered in order to fully appreciate the complexity of the nursing workforce shortage.
Deliver early in the selling season. Wally Obermeyer Vice President November 1992 ISSUE IDENTIFICATION IMMEDIATE ISSUES: The current problem is specifically related to the difficulty that the company is facing in balancing the order commitments we need to make against the risk associated with any inaccuracy in our demand forecasts. There has been greater difficulty in matching our supply with the consumer demand, this issue is aggravated by the fact that our cycle time from Product Design to Delivery to the customer (retailers) is about 1 ½ years. This exaggerated time line makes it very difficult to produce accurate sales forecasts, which are not available until after the Las Vegas trade show in March 1993. I have been given the task of figuring out the correct order quantities and manufacturing source for this upcoming selling season.
Lack of Health Care in the United States Erica Dobbs Davenport University English 110 Joan Burke July 18, 2011 Introduction The problems Americans face with the lack of health care are insidious. There are many solutions to a problem that affects us all, in more ways than one health care issues and their resolution are at the forefront of the agenda for the United States alone. The problem of patients out numbering doctors continues to increase the lack of affordable care. Being one of the largest industrialized countries, the United States alone has been slow at achieving the goal for its citizen’s to obtain affordable health care. Background Too many illnesses