Week 5 Discussion thread Week 5 Discussion Question What are the reasons for establishing a personal health record? To keep a record of all healthcare that is created by a medical provider. This information is important for all providers that are involved in a patient’s care. It also helps for reimbursements and if the services that were rendered were medically necessary. A personal health record also helps a patient to keep track of his or her information to ensure that it is all accurate.
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Health Information Exchange Providers across the U.S. are turning to the Health Information Exchange also known as HIE. HIE provides secure online access to patients charts among a network of providers, hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies who join in the exchange, so they can have timely electronic access to records their patients will allow them to share. For patients this means having their medical records available no matter where they go and for providers it means having instant access to life saving information when seconds count
Health information exchange or HIE allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers and patients to access vital medical information. It also allows them to share medical information securely and electronically. HIE improves the speed, quality, safety, and the cost of patient care.For many years patient's files were stored using paper methods, transferring them by mail, fax or transferred it by hand to every appointment. Changing to electronic file improves the completeness of patient's medical records. It makes decision making of healthcare providers avoid readmissions, avoid medication errors, improve diagnosis, and decreases the amount of times test are reordered.
Likewise, if you enter information such clinical diagnosis, tests results, appointment notes, address and insurance information of a patient into the EHR, the information is instantly stored. The other potent database software used in health centers is the
Then utilizing the results the clinic can drill down to the patients receiving beta-blockers, diabetes (eye & kidney exam) to determine if the correct interventions were being provided by the health care physician and identify gaps in treatment and then ensure the physician receives reminders on preventable measures to close quality care gaps and improve the quality of care provided to patients (Eddy, Pawlson, Schaff, Peskin, Shcheprov, Dziuba & Eng, 2008). I completed a chart audit of over 200 med advantage patient records this week utilizing CPT codes,ICD-9, progress notes, and lab results for HEDIS measures for HgbA1c (9 every 3 months), Diabetic Eye Exams (yearly), Colonoscopy Exam (every 10 years-unless indicated otherwise), Mammograms (yearly after age 50), BP (controlled < 100), and medication adherence (beta blockers, ACE/ARB, cholesterol, diabetic, etc) and my findings would be reported to BCBS, Humana, Clear River, Health Springs and NCQA. The yearly eye diabetic eye exam can detect retinopathy and help ensure early treatment to prevent blindness, control of BP can reduce MI infraction while yearly colonoscopy and mammograms can detect early signs of cancer and HbbA1c can help detect and identify gaps in diabetes
Once again, I will describe what a day in the life of a medical coder in long term care may Look like. Similar to the Health Educator, the medical coder usually attends a daily clinical meeting to Discuss the previous day’s events and the plan for the day ahead. Medical coders work closely with MDS or minimum data set nurses as they are responsible for the assessments that are completed For the health care center to get reimbursed for the services provided. They also work closely with Medical billing office employees to ensure that the codes on the UB are correct and match the Coding of the MDS. They would also review the admitting diagnoses of recent admissions into The facility and use the discharge summary to put their diagnosis into the system and discerning The admitting diagnosis and prioritizing them in order or importance for payment
Physician Assistants have a large number of the same obligations as specialists; however they work under a doctor's or specialist's supervision. A Physician Assistant can diagnose a patient and recommend treatment. Physician assistant online course incorporate a mixture of address courses in wellbeing related ranges, in addition to hands-on research center direction and clinical turns. These course permit contender to have practical experience in territories, for example, inner drug, crisis solution, or neonatology. The responsibility of the Physician assistant requests insight, sound judgment, savvy trustworthiness, suitable interpersonal aptitudes, and the ability to respond to crises in a cool and contemplated way.
Providing care daily for an individual is a joint process which can involves GPs, social services, nurses, care agencies and the care givers. For example I work in partnership with a GP by following the instruction given about medication for the service user or in partnership with the social service by providing care to an individual according to the care plan set out by them. So it is very important to have a good working partnership with others as this will enable the achievement of high quality care service and meet the goals set