Monthly Archives: March 2016

International Differences in Healthcare Payment

Healthcare is tumultuous. There’s talk among every politician currently campaigning about the Affordable Care Act, what they think of it, and how they would change it. But one thing is certain: many Americans are increasingly looking at other countries’ models of healthcare to determine how they would like to see the American healthcare system evolve. Continue reading International Differences in Healthcare Payment

Are Your Doctors Being Reviewed on Yelp?

If your patient has a bad experience, who do they tell? It used to be that they would simply tell their friends or loved ones. Now, though, the whole internet gets to hear the story. Doctor rating is becoming a hot new trend online at sites like Yelp, the infamous ratings site where users leave sometimes scathing reviews of restaurants, Vitals, and HealthGrades. Continue reading Are Your Doctors Being Reviewed on Yelp?

How the ACA Has Affected Quality of Care

For better or worse, the Affordable Care Act has impacted the medical hemisphere in a lot of ways. At six years, we’re finally starting to see the way it’s changing how we interact with patients. Of course, the major way we interact with patients is through care, and we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the quality of care they are receiving. Let’s look at a few ways quality of care has improved. Continue reading How the ACA Has Affected Quality of Care

Collecting an Account After a Death

One of the sad realities of working in a hospital is that death happens there nearly every day. It’s unfortunate, but it’s also a reality of the industry. And unfortunately, hospitals sometimes have to collect on accounts for deceased patients. Collecting an account after a death requires tact and care, and a strong understanding of the situation at hand. Continue reading Collecting an Account After a Death