CMS has changed its selection process for medical records for short-stay reviews under the 2-midnight rule. This could be problematic for some organizations, says Ronald Hirsch, MD, FACP, CHCQM, vice president at R1 Physician Advisory Services in Chicago.
Leah Jacoby, a veteran neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse, recently interviewed for a case management position that she hoped would help her make the jump from the clinical world to care coordination and patient advocacy.
There is little doubt that food plays a crucial role in health, but eating habits are often treated as a lifestyle, not a medical issue. That recently changed in Pennsylvania when a group of hospitals banded together to pilot a new program, The Healthy Food Access Pilot, which strives to help at-risk patients eat well in an effort to improve health outcomes.