In additional to the original threaded discussion, level one codes are based on the documentation used for CPT. The Healthcare portability and protection act (HIPPA) of 1996, mandated that all claims be reported using HCPCS. HIPAA made HCPCS codes mandatory for billing and coding. It is also very important that every claim and any medical information is done through and acted by HIPPA regulation to ensure the patients privacy. When a patient first visit a medical facility a copy of the notice of privacy must be provided to the patient, this will explain how to exercise his or her rights under HIPAA.
They analyze and extract important medical data from all pertinent records in order to create an organized chronology that highlights the medical care that was provided to an injured claimant before and after the date of injury. Medical chronologists examine billing records and summarize the costs in reports for medical experts. They evaluate medical records to verify the continuity of health care and find gaps or omissions in treatment. Medical chronologists prepare detailed summaries of all records and verify if the chronology objectives are clearly achieved and in accordance with all applicable policies and procedures. Medical chronologists must be able to comply with established deadlines and legal timeframes to complete records reviews.
Health- Care Planning Teams are multidisciplinary working parties of officers set up in each District to analyse and assess the needs of the health services (Davies, 1991, p. 9). Decisions made by professionals in the health care environment are doctors, nurses, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and dietician etc. in the hospital. This is assessed as someone that might require help after his or her discharge, by putting patient into right community like nursing home and residential home
If these issues aren’t resolved then this patient will continue to have these issues. This is known as the ‘upstream downstream’ principle. In this cause the living environment and education would be the upstream issues which may not be as obvious to see however the chest infections would be the downstream problem. If this patient is only treated for the primary problem then in the long term will cost the state more and will have negative effects on their health. The travelling community are one group of people who often have very poor health outcomes due to poor determinants of health.
According to Chin (2005), populations at risk are the individuals that are mostly susceptible to disease such as underprivileged, weak, incapacitated, economically disadvantaged, homeless, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with low knowledge or education, victims of abuse or maltreatment, and individuals with social risk elements such as isolation . While vulnerable population is a group or groups that are more possible to develop health-related problems, have more trouble gaining access to health care to address those health difficulties, and are more likely to experience a poor consequence or shorter life span because of those health conditions. That is, there are provoking factors that place individuals at greater risk for persistent poor health status than other at-risk individuals (Maurer, 2013). Risk and vulnerability are interrelated to each other.
Healthcare disparity can be explained as the gap created in the delivery of healthcare to communities which causes some communities to receive better healthcare than others. Some factors that can cause these disparities include race, socioeconomic status, location, and gender. Because of health care disparities, there are a lot of patients who are and will be at risk for many diseases such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. These disparities negatively affect the overall cost of delivering quality healthcare and are issues that must be addressed by the people who know them best, the health care workers. Through the NURSE Corps Program I hope to help address these imbalances in underserved communities in various ways.
Communication is important because it can eliminate a number of errors during patient care. Poor communication leads to adverse surgical events .Lewis, (2002) stated that effective communication increases the quality of work, patient safety and reduces patients’ misunderstandings. Poor communication increases morbidity and mortality rates. ODPS needs to have good common skill in order to communicate between themselves or with patients. There are different forms of communication such as verbal and written communication.
These complications can possibly translate into morbidities and mortalities. Appropriate nutrition therapy depends on accurate determination of energy expenditure. Critically ill patients may have altered metabolism due to their diseases and the use of multiple medications, causing great difficulties in estimating their energy expenditures. Indirect calorimetry is
Clinical pathways are structured multidisciplinary care plans containing detailed essential steps in the care of patients with specific clinical problems. They are often developed by translating guidelines into local protocols for application in clinical practice (WHO, 2010). The use of clinical pathways is likely to have a favorable impact on patient outcomes, length of hospital stay, hospital costs and professional practice; no adverse consequences were reported with their use. The present study revealed that about two third of the nurse aged from 20- to less than 25 years old and graduated from secondary school of nursing. Most of them didn’t attained any training about pediatric DKA management.
Introduction Hand hygiene is the most important intervention in the prevention of cross-infection in healthcare setting (Ward, 2003), and great emphasis has been placed on ways to improve hand hygiene compliance by health care workers (HCWs). Despite increasing evidence that patients’ flora and the hospital environment are the primary source of many infections, little effort has been directed toward involving patients in their own hand hygiene. The role of the patient in ensuring those in charge of their care are often described in terms of being an advocate in practicing good hand hygiene. Patient hand hygiene practices have been overlooked in infection prevention within the hospital settings. Once haemodialysis patient is in the hospital
The requirement for excellent skills of communication in healthcare is paramount in delivering optimal care and in facilitating health promotion. Good communication ultimately leads to increased patient satisfaction and is one of the key elements in providing patient centred care. Conversely, it is inevitable that patients will become distressed with health conditions when skills of communication are mediocre (Reynolds, 2004). Furthermore it must be recognised that effective communication extends beyond client and clinician and also includes carers of elderly patients whom may be involved in joint decision making. Hence the importance of the integration of the carer into the multi-disciplinary team.
3 Learning goals: These are the goals I have set as a Radiologic Technologist and my future goal of becoming a Physician Assistant in providing quality patient care to all people regardless of race, gender, sex, creed, religion, or socio-economic status. • Awareness about cultural bias, stereotype, and generalization, and how they contribute to health disparity • Increase understanding of the relationship between culture, language and health and how it affects patient care. • Improve communication with patients: Be careful in interpreting facial expressions, they may lead you to misinterpret the patient’s feelings or to over- or underestimate the patient’s level of pain.
The National Institute of Health and care Excellence, (2008) (NICE) issued national guidelines of what checks should be done in anaesthetic room. The Sign in on the WHO surgical checklist was conducted. The WHO surgical checklist requires practitioners to confirm details such as patient’s identity, surgical site, allergies, consent and airway issues. This was done before induction of anaesthesia. McHale and Tingle (2007), stated that it is a legal and ethical principle for practitioners giving care to patients to have a valid consent before starting treatment.