Tags » Access To Care

ODF Call on DFC Star Ratings 2/4

CMS will hold a Special Open Door Forum conference call next Wednesday, February 4, on the topic Understanding Dialysis Facility Compare-Driving Informed Decision Making in order to “allow patient advocacy groups, dialysis patients, and other interested parties to provide information and to solicit feedback on the introduction of star ratings on Dialysis Facility Compare.”  For details see… 25 more words

Treatment Options (Patients)

Englewood PSR Program

At yesterday’s Community Mental Health Board meeting, there was continued advocacy on behalf of the Englewood psychosocial rehabilitation program and participants. Specifically, Diane continued to advocate for the reinstatement of lunch (or snacks) because of the length of program sessions. 175 more words

Access To Care

DFC Star Ratings

CMS has implemented their Star Ratings on the Dialysis Facility Compare website, http://www.medicare.gov/dialysisfacilitycompare/ .  Facilities receive from one to five stars, based on clinical quality of care rankings, five being the highest quality of care.  24 more words

Treatment Options (Patients)

Work Comp, Denials, Delays and Dangerous Outcomes

Just last evening I got back on the medication that should have been filled January 4th, 2015.  On January 9th, I received a modification approval through PRIUM quoting reasons for denial using the  1,296 more words

Twinkle VanFleet

Service Model, Not Business Model

Jim Flower has written an excellent article in Hospitals & Health Networks stating, ”It’s time to Rebuild Health Care’s Business Model”. He nicely portrays the unworkable elements of our present system and concludes that there is no way of tweaking the model to make it work. 222 more words