The Top Strategies Healthcare Organizations Can Use to Reduce Denials

Healthcare providers are facing an increase in denials and write-offs, impacting financial stability and patient care. Factors such as changing demographics and payer standards contribute to this issue. To combat denials, providers must adhere to regulations, improve documentation, implement claim scrubbing, analyze denial trends, train staff, and collaborate with payers. By enhancing registration processes, accuracy…

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Living Donor Kidney Transplants Declined in the Last Decade

The study presented at the 2021 American Transplant Congress showed a significant decline in adult living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) from 2010 to 2019. Despite an overall increase in kidney and liver transplants, the proportion of patients receiving LDKT decreased over the decade. The decline was observed among Black, White, and Hispanic patients, but there…

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How easy is it to check into rehab?

Deciding to go to rehab is a significant decision that often comes at a breaking point in someone’s life. The process of checking into rehab involves an assessment, admissions process, medical detoxification, treatment planning, and support from staff and other residents. The environment in a rehab center is designed to be supportive and nurturing, helping…

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The updated WHO air quality guidelines are a big step forward but not a complete solution

Yaguang Wei and Joel Schwartz from Harvard’s Department of Environmental Health argue that while WHO’s tightened air quality guidelines are beneficial, more action is needed to reduce air pollution. Studies show fine particulate matter (PM) 2.5 is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and meeting the new guidelines could reduce hospital admissions by 23% in…

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Genetic germline variations influence expression of cancer cell genes, finds study

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine investigated the impact of germline or inherited structural variations on gene expression in human cancers. Published in Cell Reports Medicine, the study found that specific germline structural variations could be potential candidates for cancer genetic testing, especially those involving genes with therapeutic targeting implications. Structural variations are changes in…

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