In the Medicare world, 24 hours often does not equal one day. The headline seems to ask a simple question, but in the Medicare compliance and billing world, it’s not. Keeping days and hours clear is crucial. Let’s take a deep dive into that topic, but be prepared for a…
Lexington Regional Health Center prepares for the long winter night on Christmas Eve. It won’t be dinner as usual tonight. It is promised to be more festive and elegant, with oyster and potato soup as options. Dressed in scrubs and some wearing their whitecoats, they will shuffle into the cafeteria…
National Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative announced for rural healthcare. We all know that rural healthcare desperately needs pediatricians and pediatric services, so an opportunity currently exists to champion high-quality care for rural children. What is that opportunity? The Emergency Medical Services for Children Program at HRSA has extended the deadline…
What is it going to take for a rural/critical access hospital (CAH) to survive and thrive despite the current disparity divide when three things are causing problems? Rural healthcare has never recovered from the recession beginning in 2008, when 200,000 rural jobs were being lost per year. Mortality rates are…