A recent study showed a significant increase in patients’ proper use of pre-operative medications when they were provided with simple written instructions.
All healthcare related entities should periodically complete a system-wide risk analysis, implement a risk management plan and strengthen internal policies and procedures to mitigate, if not eliminate, the possibility of such an event from occurring. As highlighted by this case, such risk analysis must take into account computers and devices used by employees both in and out of the office or facility.
Discharge of a patient from care can be complex, but these patient discharge recommendations provide some guidance.
The “Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills” law, effective March 31, 2015, impacts billing and reimbursement for some out-of-network healthcare services.