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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Coordination between Healthcare Facilities and Contracted Agencies or Vendors

Written on April 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm, by

A good risk management program for healthcare facilities includes agreements that carefully address the coordinated care and services provided to patients by outside vendors or agencies.  Healthcare facilities that contract with outside staffing agencies, therapy companies, home health agencies, hospice, dialysis services, or other vendors may want to create a checklist for agreements to address  Continue Reading »

What do I need to know about IDTF’s?

Written on April 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm, by

Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities (IDTF’s) have been in existence since 1998. They are located all over the country, however patients may not know what makes them different than a physician’s office. While Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities may be owned by physicians, they are independent of a physician office or hospital. Typically the biggest difference is  Continue Reading »