It does happen at times that a medical practice gets reimbursed for more money than the services provided cost. This is overpayment. Most of the times, it's the insurance carrier that makes the overpayment. However, there are times when the patients pay too much for a service too. In both cases, the overpayment should be returned to the patient or the payer. Read more...
What do we really know about patients?
In the recent years, it has been found that people are more likely to return to the hospitals with the same complaints. This happens because the actual cause of the patient's problem we most likely not addressed. There are over 5 million people per year, in the United States, that tend to return to hospitals soon after their stable discharge. Most of them return with the same concerns as their previous visits.
The secret to patient engagement: Being Patient Centered?
If you ask people involved in Patient Engagement about how
they are in their own health, the most common reply you will get would be something along the lines of, "I try to take care of myself by doing X or Y or Z." Read more...
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