In any advanced industry, members will tend to develop their own particular vernacular, with inside terms that outsiders typically do not need to understand but are essential for key players to be aware of. Jargon separates professionals from the non-experts and members of the public, and its use also saves time when writing and speaking about various concepts.
How healthy are the people in your immediate environment, and how does their quality of health relate to others on a local basis as well as nationwide? In this day and age, the public is experiencing a lot of concern about the health of a country, city, town, and even at the household level.
There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.
You’ve been working in the healthcare profession for some time now. While you have a good understanding of the fundamentals of your work, whether in a general practice or specialty, you are only just beginning to become acquainted with the topic of population health.
With all the disruptions to the nation’s healthcare system and the additional pressures put on all of us to respond to the growing pandemic causing COVID-19 infections, there is certainly more at stake than people’s safety and well being. As the virus spreads, the nation is facing massive unemployment not seen since the Great Depression. Financial uncertainties and issues with the medical supply chain in turn make our efforts even more difficult.
Healthcare delivery through telemedicine has been around for several years now. However, the COVID-19 crisis has led to an exceptional surge in its adoption, one that had never been seen before.
Contending with the emerging global pandemic of the novel coronavirus is becoming even more difficult now because of anxiety and pressure causing individuals to abuse opioids. Due to the lockdown and stresses caused by COVID-19, there have been major spikes in opioid abuse both by workers and those who are stuck at home.
The state of behavioral health and mental health services is changing, as we see a growing demand for help while the physical locations where treatment is normally made available are severely limited to avoid spreading the disease to healthy patients.
As we strive to preserve people’s physical health and well-being during the pandemic of the novel coronavirus, it’s important to recognize COVID-19’s impact on mental health as well. The behavioral health/mental health industry is already seeing a major spike because of COVID-19 limiting individuals’ ability to see therapists or participate in group meetings.
Large corporate offices and small, local businesses alike are anxiously awaiting the day when they are cleared to reopen their doors. Medical practices are in the same boat, waiting to be able to see patients, deliver the services they need, and at the end of the day, contribute to that bottom line.
While you are working hard to protect the health and safety of your staff and patients during the battle with the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 infections, you also need to pay attention to your bottom line and the financial health of your organization. Amidst uncertainty about how we will weather the global pandemic from a medical perspective, we have to prepare for the financial impact as well.