As it prepared to transition to a new EMR, Saint Luke’s Health System needed the ability to actively monitor specific revenue cycle KPIs and establish benchmarks to keep revenue on track–both during and after the migration.
Whoever said, “Dates on the calendar are closer than they appear” wasn’t kidding. The oft-delayed, much-covered and highly anticipated ICD-10 deadline has finally arrived.
Most hospitals grapple with generating clean claims, streamlining claims management, and gaining insight into the source of denials. For California healthcare providers, these challenges are heightened by the requirements of Medi-Cal, the state’s publicly-funded Medicaid program. To shed light on some of the processes and tools that can help providers overcome Medi-Cal’s complexity and boost overall revenue cycle performance, RelayHealth Financial offers two new resources.
A prescription error can be a pharmacist’s worst nightmare. Medication errors cause everything from minor discomfort to severe complications, illness and even death every year. Ensuring patient safety is a pharmacist’s greatest priority, and the pharmacist’s expert judgment is the number-one key to preventing errors. But in a busy pharmacy, tools to assess the complex variability of prescribing and dispensing can help mitigate potential errors.
Such is the case with look-alike/sound-alike (LASA) medications – which have a high propensity to unintentionally result in prescription errors, as highlighted in this article.
There are several steps pharmacies and pharmacists can employ to reduce the probability of incurring a LASA related error.