receives money from the state to fund the costs it takes to care for people and if patient satisfaction scores decline it can jeopardize the amount of funding it receives; therefore the primary purpose of the Human Resources function is to recruit the best qualified applicants available to meet the staffing needs of Starfish M.H. Some weaknesses to this type of structure would be that some applicants are hesitated in applying for employment because it’s such a big hospital, it can be overwhelming. There is such a lengthy process for employment and there are so many people you have to go through to be hired. Some other weaknesses of this type of HR structure would be that since Starfish is such a big hospital most employees in each department are only considered a number. Therefore it’s very difficult to communicate closely with each and every employee about any specific concerns they might have.
- Anyone over age 65 who has been a legal U.S. resident for five years or more. - People with disabilities aged less than 65 may be eligible if they receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. What benefits does Medicare offer? There are four parts to Medicare insurance: A: Hospital This covers some hospital stays, tests and doctor’s fees. It may also cover convalescence stays in skilled facilities, hospice and home health care.
Part B is optional and may be deferred if the beneficiary or his/her spouse is still working. Part B coverage begins once a patient meets his or her deductible. Normally, Medicare covers 80% of services that are approved and the remaining 20% is paid by the patient. Part B coverage includes physician and nursing services, x-rays, laboratory and diagnostic tests, chemotherapy, hormonal treatments such as Lupron, and other outpatient medical treatments administered in a doctor's office. Medication administration is also covered under Part B if it is administered by the physician during an office visit.
Department Organization- The HIM department at Providence Holy Cross has a total of 34 employees which include 4 RHIT’s, 2 RHIA’s, 4 outpatient medical coders per-diem, 6 inpatient medical coders, and 2 clinical data specialist. The CDS is the liaison between clinical and physician record their role is to improve the physician documentation for accurate coding. The HIM department uses the terminal digit filing system, each patient receives a unique unit record number that follows them each patient visit adds to that record. The chart format is tabular charting the unit record is sorted by intervention. Chart tracking for the paper record is tracked by color coded index tabs.
Shannon Moore October 4, 2010 Health Care Terms Health Care Terms Medicare- Medicare is medical insurance issued by the United States Government. The insurance is normally issued to adults 65 or older and are US citizens. People also qualify for Medicare if their spouse has worked and has paid Medicare taxes for 10 years or more. Medicare can be provided for people who are under 65 and has been receiving Social Security benefits or the Railroad Retirement Board for at least 24 months. They may also receive Medicare if they are receiving dialysis or need a kidney transplant or have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
It breaks down the expectation of all the job duties and the expectations of the individual. Efficiency, accuracy, interpersonal skills, and attendance are important to having an effective department. When billing insurance companies a biller needs to be accurate to avoid denials from insurance companies. It can cause more work for the patient account follow-up representatives that will have to follow-up on the account with insurance companies to determine why the insurance denied the claim. This can cause delay in payment, rebilling, and more work for the follow-up representative.
Problems with Veterans Affairs Health Care Definition Essay The quality of Veterans Affairs health care has been a growing concern over the last several years. Corruption inside of Veteran Affairs raises the risk of death for veterans who choose to use the Veteran Affairs Health Care medical centers and hospitals. To evaluate the severity of the problem with Veterans Affairs Health Care one will need to understand both the background and magnitude of the issue. For anyone, especially veterans, having access to timely medical care and appointments is important; it can be the difference between life and death. Over the last several years, wait time and corruption inside of the Veterans Affairs Health Care administration have lead to massive delays, with some patients never even being seen.
Using the ER for primary care is inappropriate states the president of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The ER is obligated legally to treat all patients; health care providers eventually find ways to pass on the cost for treating the patients who are not insured to other patients such as to those who pay their medical expenses out of pocket. Technology is a major contributing fact to the growth of health care spending. Cutting fees will change a lot in health care spending but could be a negative on certain aspects and make all previous matters to be disregarded. Although a high value is often placed on the quality of nursing care, the skill of the physician, or the use of new medical technology, none of this matters much if the care is provided to the wrong person or at the wrong time.
Physician-owned physical therapy service is a major controversial issue affecting many workers, patients, and states as a whole in many adverse ways. Otherwise referred to as POPTS, a physician-owned physical therapy service is one that has a financial relationship between a physician and a physical therapy office. Whether it is the physician having ownership over or investment in the practice or if the therapists were employed or contracted by the physician, it is all unfair and unethical. It oversteps professional boundaries and creates a skeptical relationship that is strictly beneficial to the physicians. There is uncertainty and controversy with physician owned specialty hospitals in general, but physical therapy is a narrower
Health Care Reform with Medicare Kimberly Koerner Axia College January 10, 2012 When people reach the age of 65 years old they are eligible for Medicare, some elderly have minimum health problems while others frequently have medical problems for which they need for treatment by the doctor, research shows that there are five top conditions that enhance on medical and drug spending. Heart disease conditions are the number one medical problem that the elderly face and that are very costly to them, the second one is cancer it could be internal or external for patients, joint disorders many times cost large amounts of money due to medication though with out this the elderly person is limited to a good quality of life and not be able