Tag Archives: Medicare
5 Common Allegations Used in Home Healthcare Lawsuits
The demand for home health care businesses is growing – especially as baby boomers become part of the elderly population. A lot of people, regardless of age, prefer having services provided in their home if they’re required to receive ongoing care versus going to a nursing home. Taking care of people in their homes also Continue Reading »
An ACO is a Great Way to Decrease Medical Malpractice Exposures – or is it?
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are defined as groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to their Medicare patients and the chronically ill. This is one of the ways the Affordable Care Act seeks to reduce health care costs – by encouraging doctors, hospitals and Continue Reading »
What Are the Differences Among Home Healthcare, In-Home Care and Hospice Care?
Recently my colleague, Alan Hille, wrote a blog post about the risks associated with owning a home healthcare agency. He outlined the unique risks associated with administering clinical care in a non-medical environment. That reminded me that there is often misunderstanding about the types of care people receive in their home. I thought we might Continue Reading »
Niche Markets in Healthcare
Overview: For retail brokers with a specialty healthcare or insured consumers looking for coverage, deciding on the necessary needs and coverages can be a daunting task. Combine that with a lack of clarity in definitions, and you have a perfect storm. Some insurers group miscellaneous healthcare facilities with allied health and some group allied health Continue Reading »
What do I need to know about IDTF’s?
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 »