Complying with CURES: What Wound Care Providers Need to Know Now

Complying with CURES: What Wound Care Providers Need to Know Now

October is here. That doesn’t just mean Fall colors; Halloween and pumpkin spice lattes are back.  What that means for health care providers who are using electronic health record systems (EHRs) – including those in wound care – is that they will need to ensure their EHRs are compatible with the 21st Century Cures Act…

Coping With Expiration of COVID Public Health Emergency: What Will it Look Like?

Coping With Expiration of COVID Public Health Emergency: What Will it Look Like?

On July 15, 2022, the U.S Secretary of Health and Human Services renewed the public health emergency (PHE) posed by COVID.1 These last-minute renewals have given healthcare workers and managers more resources to treat COVID patients, offering a range of expanded healthcare options and flexibility on everything from telehealth rules to Medicaid access.2 It is…

Making Health Equity An Essential Component of Healthcare Delivery

Making Health Equity An Essential Component of Healthcare Delivery

In a previous blog, I mentioned that the Population Health Institute found that social determinants of health (SDoH) account for more than 70% of health outcomes.1 So, when we talk about building health systems and delivering care that results in measurable improvement, it’s vital that we also consider a patient’s or population’s economic and social…

How to Leverage Social Determinants of Health to Advance Patient Outcomes

How to Leverage Social Determinants of Health to Advance Patient Outcomes

When it comes to health care, there are many factors that contribute to the health and well-being of patients and patient populations.  These factors extend beyond the medical care people receive and include social factors that directly shape and impact health outcomes and quality of life. These social factors are known as social determinants of…

Remote Therapeutic Monitoring Codes: What’s New in 2022?

Remote Therapeutic Monitoring Codes: What’s New in 2022?

It seems nowadays, and I’m sure you’ll sympathize, there’s something new on the healthcare horizon every time I turn around.  I know this is par for the course and it’s also why I find regulatory compliance so exciting.   So, it was in mid-turn around that remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) found me and my team….

​Telehealth Coverage Extended 5 Months Beyond PHE Expiration Date

​Telehealth Coverage Extended 5 Months Beyond PHE Expiration Date

On March 11, 2022, President Biden signed into law legislation that provides funding for the federal government until September 30, 2022.1 Included in the federal funding law was an extension of the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)-related waiver which provides Medicare coverage for rehabilitation services provided by therapists and therapist assistants via telehealth.2 Without…

Vlog Series – “Secret Code” for Information Sharing, Part 3

Vlog Series – “Secret Code” for Information Sharing, Part 3

Part 3 of Three-part Series on Information Sharing and Blocking, and Data Exchange The goals of the 21st Century Cures Act are complicated by the complexity of different coding languages across electronic health record systems. To achieve successful information sharing, systems speaking the same language is critical! In the third vlog in the series, Jessica Zeff, Director…

Vlog Series – “Secret Code” for Information Sharing, Part 2

Vlog Series – “Secret Code” for Information Sharing, Part 2

Part 2 of Three-part Series on Information Sharing and Blocking, and Data Exchange In the second installment, Jessica Zeff, Director of Compliance for Net Health, continues her discussion by breaking down the components of the 21st Century Cures Act. View Part 1 if you have not done so already. This series was originally recorded for…