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2021 MIPS Payment Update

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the largest physician value-based care payment program, is aimed at continuous improvement in quality and healthcare costs. Not the first of its kind, MIPS or similar quality and cost related programs are here to stay. Physicians and APCs must understand the 2021 performance year thresholds, how to improve scores and what is on the horizon from CMS for continued success.

By |2021-04-20T19:14:22+00:00April 20, 2021|Clinical Education, Clinicians, Hospitals, News, Practice Management & Hospital Operations|Comments Off on 2021 MIPS Payment Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

In December 2020, two vaccines were granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration for prevention of COVID-19 in the US. As these vaccines become widely available, we encourage all clinicians, hospital and health system leaders and other clinical professionals to share educational resources and insights about vaccine safety, how the vaccines work and the similarities and differences between the two.

By |2021-01-27T19:44:10+00:00January 27, 2021|Clinical Education, Clinician Lifestyle & Wellness, Clinicians, Hospitals, News|Comments Off on COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Mobilization of Critical Resources

Wellstar North Fulton Emergency Department was recently the primary receiving facility for multiple victims exposed to a life-threatening carbon monoxide as a result of an accident in a nearby townhome neighborhood. This incident was a testament to Wellstar’s ability to mobilize critical resources on a moment’s notice. Multiple departments came together for the common goal of improving the outcomes of critical patients.

By |2020-12-15T20:35:32+00:00November 24, 2020|Clinical Education, Clinicians, Hospitals, News, Practice Management & Hospital Operations|Comments Off on Mobilization of Critical Resources

Merit Based Incentive Program (MIPS) – What’s New in 2020?

It’s been two years since we recapped the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). MIPS remains the largest physician value-based care payment program and

By |2020-06-08T16:27:37+00:00February 20, 2020|Clinical Education, Clinician Career Growth & Development, Clinicians, Hospitals, News, Practice Management & Hospital Operations|Comments Off on Merit Based Incentive Program (MIPS) – What’s New in 2020?

How to Improve the Emergency Department’s Documentation Process

Emergency department (ED) documentation is the sole record of a patient’s ED visit, aside from the clinician’s and patient’s memory. Emergency physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs) are expected to be thorough, accurate, detailed, as well as efficient as they capture all patient information.

By |2020-08-04T13:34:29+00:00May 6, 2019|Clinical Education, Clinicians, Hospitals, Practice Management & Hospital Operations|Comments Off on How to Improve the Emergency Department’s Documentation Process

Patient Safety in the Emergency Department

Approximately 250,000 preventable hospital deaths occur each year, making medical error the third leading cause of death in the United States. The fast-paced, quick-thinking environment of the ED, combined with often sick and complex patients in need of immediate care with little-to-no known medical history, can lead to increased risk of such medical error and adverse events.

By |2020-08-04T13:47:20+00:00March 12, 2019|Clinical Education, Clinicians, Hospitals, Practice Management & Hospital Operations|Comments Off on Patient Safety in the Emergency Department