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Through our partnerships with leading payers and MCOs, we see a tremendous increase in requests for addiction recovery services. Despite this, research shows that many of those in recovery struggle to gain access to the quality care they need and deserve. Ambiguity around standards of care and how to effectively treat co-existing mental health disorders contribute to the difficulty, complexity and expense of treating substance use disorders. AllMed is committed to advocating for quality, evidence-based care. During this educational webinar, AllMed shared what works, what doesn’t and challenges for providers and payers when treating opioid addiction.
When admitting a patient to the hospital the attending physician must determine the medical necessity for an acute in-patient admission vs observation level of care. These levels of care often have very similar medical interventions but very different financial implications for both the patient and the facility. This webinar clarified the differences between acute inpatient and observation levels of care and discusses the considerations for both payers and providers when assessing medical necessity. The AllMed Medical Director team of Hospitalists and Internists dissected the issue and reviewed the decision-making process utilizing a real patient case as a learning tool.
Despite substantially higher costs, the use of air medical transportation can improve clinical outcomes when compared to traditional, ground-based transportation. A common challenge that payers confront is distinguishing when it is a medical necessity and when it is a convenience. This webinar explored, through the lens of a patient case, the key factors that help establish when using an air ambulance is medically necessary.
AllMed’s Medical Director Dr. David Spiro led an interactive discussion special guest Dr. Kelly Wright that examined the medical necessity of robotics in benign gynecology surgeries. This webinar reviewed the findings of an IRR quality review of a robotic-assisted hysterectomy case with the AllMed OBGYN peer panel and discussed when utilizing high-cost technology is medically necessary.
Physician disruptive behaviors can compromise quality of care and patient safety, putting both the patient and organization at increased risk. Although behavior management has traditionally taken a remedial punitive approach, many hospitals are adopting strategies that address physician and staff needs and provide appropriate supportive services to help them better adjust to the stress and pressures of the current healthcare environment.
In addition to navigating changes in the healthcare industry, hospitals face the ongoing challenge of increasing clinical quality and administrative efficiency. While both internal and external peer review have long been important tools for ensuring safety and quality of patient care, it is critical for hospitals to continually evaluate and update their performance improvement programs and quality management systems.