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Communication is an important factor in determining patient outcomes, patient experiences, and healthcare costs, both positively and negatively. In fact, communication breakdown accounts for two thirds of sentinel events, the most serious of errors reported to the Joint Commission, making it the leading cause of medical errors (Starmer et al., 2014). The Institute of Medicine (1999) conservatively estimates that between 44,000 and 98,000 patients die each year from medical errors. More recent estimates predicted this number to be upwards of 400,000 deaths annually, making medical errors the third leading cause of death in the United States (Makary & Daniel, 2016). Miscommunication and handoff errors are the primary point these errors occur.
To further elaborate, the organization was brought up to manage and restore the attention of Medicare, Medicaid, and other related quality services and provide them to the American citizens who dire needed them. This is said in the first paragraph, “The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) was created in 1977 to combine under one administration the oversight of the Medicare program, the Federal portion of the Medicaid program, and related quality assurance activities,” (Federal Register. n.d.). The remaining of the article emphasizes the services by defining and explaining what Medicare and Medicaid are, and gives elaborate declarations of the two. Finally, to end by changing the name to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in July, 2001.
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The Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Control Program is a comprehensive program to combat fraud committed against both public and private healthcare plans. This program was established by the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). This program has recovered and returned nearly
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CPT codes were developed and maintained as a collection of codes that represents procedures, supplies, products and services. That is acceptable to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, as well as private health insurance programs . Level 1 codes were developed and maintained by the AMA. The CPT primary coding system is used in the out-patient setting to code professional services provided to patient 's . Level 2 codes are National codes that are a five-positioned alphanumeric codes representing physician and non-physician services and supplies that are not represented in the Level 1 codes.
Dear healthcare staff: The hospital is currently under financial difficulty and as a hospital administrator, I would like to explain to you how the Medicare (DRG) works. First, Medicare is a federal-sponsored health insurance program for individuals who are older than 65 years. Medicare also covers people with major debilitating conditions, such as End Stage Renal disease without any limit to household income. In order to qualify for Medicare, a person has to be a US citizen or with at least 5 years of permanent residence in the United States. Medicare is divided into four parts, namely: Medicare part A, B, C and D. The Medicare part A covers the inpatient cost of the hospital and skilled nursing facilities; Medicare part B focuses on outpatient