Today, technology is everything, every industry is now depending on technological advancements to increase their revenue. Improving throughput in hospitals and medical care facilities will become a challenge, calling for improving process efficiency and labor productivity, at a time when most hospitals are already at their capacity limits. The issue of racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare have exploded onto the public stage.
Patient-provider factors include provider bias against minority patients, greater clinical uncertainty when treating minority patients, stereotypes about minority health behaviors and compliance, and mistrust and refusal of care by minority patients themselves who have had previous negative experiences with the healthcare system.
One government statute that effects patient healthcare is the Anti-Kickback Statute. Health workers provide services on different people in different age brackets. This will help to bring single standard of care for people of all walks of life. Any incentive payments to such physicians that are either tied to overall costs of patient treatment or based on a patient’s length of stay could reduce patient services.
In any health services providing system there could be the following three types of health services. Very rarely do people, other than those involved in the medical field, bother to find out anything much about different diseases and disorders, until somebody close is afflicted by them.
Pros, And Cons, Of Medicare
It was a sad weekend as Congress passed a health care reform bill. Some disparities may be driven, for example, by gaps in access and insurance coverage, and the appropriate strategy will directly address these shortcomings. So, there can be faults like, mismanagement of data or like writing faulty prescriptions and false medical insurance claims.
Furthermore, OIG legal authorities permit hospitals and others to offer bonafide discounts to uninsured patients and to Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries who cannot afford their health care bills. Giving a discount on hospital charges to an uninsured patient does not implicate the Federal Anti-Kickback statute.
Originally enacted almost 30 years ago, the statute prohibits any knowing or willful solicitation or acceptance of any type of remuneration to induce referrals for health services that are reimbursable by the Federal government. Health insurances cover partial or complete expenses shelled out for medical treatment.
Is Quality Health Care, A Right, Or A Privilege?
On average, the cost of elderly health care is $5,531 annually. Beginning in the 2013 taxable year, the Reconciliation Act imposes a 3.8 percent “unearned income Medicare contribution” tax on the lesser of the taxpayer’s net investment income or modified adjusted gross income (“AGI”) in excess of $200,000 for singles and $250,000 for joint filers.
Racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare do not occur in isolation. Pricing pressures from insurance providers, plus new rules from Medicare and Medicaid are threatening the financial viability of for profit and non-profit healthcare institutions. The Health Care Reform Package generally does not require employers to provide health insurance coverage.
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