These individual steps are reviewing coding compliance, check billing compliance, and prepare and transmit claims. The reason these are related to compliance plans is because this information is required to be correct in order to be within compliance of the various laws. If there were something within these steps that was incorrect then it could result in problems with the patient’s care. Steps one through four are related to medical records. This is because these particular steps are the information that is entered into the patient’s semi-permanent medical record.
Ethical Issues with Informed Consent Crisol Escobedo, Javier Guerrero, Gilbert Lujan, Abril Ramirez, and Diana Serrano University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, Texas, USA 1 Introduction Informed consent is a vital step to any research project. It is the process in which a patient/participant consents to participate in a research project after being informed of its procedures, risks, and beneﬁts (Bulger, 2002). Ideally, after fully comprehending the information about the project, the patient/participant gives full and conscious consent for the physician/scientist to continue with the procedure. There are many ethical issues that are entwined with the informed consent process. In order to fully appreciate the importance of this process, the history that led to its inclusion in research projects must be understood.
(See Chapter 14, page 251 of your text for the four reasons.) Medical records exist for four reasons, and the first reason is physicians use medical records to consist them in helping to provide patients with the care they need. Patients are examined and the physician writes the patient findings in the medial record. The Finding helps the physician when it’s time to diagnosis. Medical records can also provide critical information for others.
Everyday health care workers around the world are faced with tough decisions. The law guides many decisions but some decisions require ethical considerations. Making good ethical decisions is not always as easy as it seems. Making ethical decisions is even harder when the primary intention is to be helpful, but it is beyond an employee’s qualifications. All healthcare professionals need to pay attention to the wishes of their patients.
Duties and Responsibilities for being an ultrasound technician are very interesting but also demanding. For example, preparing patients for procedures by taking a patients history and answering any questions about the procedure. Record findings and also keep track of patient’s records. Also have to apply a gel to aid the sound waves’ ability to show the inside of the body. Recognizing the difference between normal and abnormal Images.
While at the distribution centers and stores, the auditor is likely to focus on testing inventory in the secure areas. | Due to the high cost and demand for medicines, there is a risk of theft of inventory both at the distribution centers and stores. Additionally, because some medicines have expiration dates, there is a risk of obsolete inventory. It will be difficult for auditors to identify specific types of medicines since their differences are not visually noticeable but rather dependent on differences in compounds and chemicals. Furthermore, the large number of products, with wide variations in unit costs, could lead to inaccurate amounts.
Challenges to defining abnormal behavior include the complexity, as it makes it difficult to form diagnostic categories for mental disorders that are both reliable and valid. Beneficial and challenging, the developed six core concepts of abnormal psychology prove to be a main focal point when evaluating behavior. Other challenges that arise when attempting to define abnormal behavior is the variety of acceptance among individuals; what may be considered normal in one setting may be considered abnormal in another. For example, “In some cultures talking to dead relatives is considered normal; in others it could be considered a sign of mental illness” (Hansell & Damour, 2008, P. 6). It is because of cultural and historical relativism and factor differences such as age, gender, religion,
Difficulties in measuring health It is always important to quote the source of the data, when referring to statistics and should be treated with caution. Moreover, they should be collected from official sources may not offer an accurate picture of patterns of health and illness. For instance, some people may visit the doctor even though they may not be very ill, and on the other hand some people who are actually ill may not visit the doctors. There are the same symptoms for different diagnosis, so therefore doctors may give a different diagnosis than what you actually have. Ken Browne (2006) provided a useful framework to explain this problem.
Negligence is more difficult to establish because there are more hurdles to cross such as establishing a duty, establish a breach of that duty and causation. The latter two are more difficult. Usually a breach of a Dr’s duty arises on their failure to inform the patients of risks which if informed may have affected their consent. Once the claimant has
Running head: APPLYING ETHICAL FRAMEWORKS Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice Applying Ethical Frameworks in Practice Patient confidentiality is a cornerstone of today’s healthcare system. Both the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association have policies and guidelines regarding patient privacy and confidentiality. Unfortunately, it is not always as simple as following policy. Confidentiality is a major source of ethical dilemmas for health care professionals. There are some legitimate reasons for breaching a patient’s confidence but there can be some considerable consequences as well.