Quick Hits - New Services, Good News, and Why Your Health Insurance Costs are Stupid Expensive
What I missed when I was busy working last week…
HomeCareConnect launched a new service last week intended to smooth the transition for patients moving from acute care facilities to a skilled rehab facility. HCC folks have credentialed and contracted some 15,000 providers; combining these providers with HCC's in-house care coordination staff should help adjusters and case managers manage the complex needs of these patients.
The folks at the California State Comp Insurance Fund produced a pretty campy – and pretty useful – video training series about data security. Not often a CEO allows her/himself to be the object lesson for training…
The fine folk at WCRI have a free webinar Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. ET reviewing Pennsylvania's workers' comp system. Register here…And do it now, as there's a 500 viewer limit.
Friend and colleague Dwight Robertson MD penned an excellent piece on opioid management. Dwight, who is the Medical Director for Employers' Insurance, has found that three tactics can make a big difference; get on those opioid claims much sooner, have a direct conversation with the prescriber about the opioid plan, and focus on alternative approaches to pain management.
A quick read and quite topical.
Private insurers' facility payments differ wildly; comparing them to Medicare indicates inpatient costs are roughly 2.4x Medicare, while outpatient is even higher at 2.9x.
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