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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a legislation that was signed into law in 2015 with overwhelming congressional support. MACRA has a significant impact on how healthcare is delivered, evaluated, and reimbursed. But are healthcare organizations and providers ready for the sweeping changes it mandates?
Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE and OPPE) are a standard practice in healthcare today. The Joint Commission (TJC) and all other accrediting bodies require organizations to perform evaluations and validate their evaluation processes are clearly defined. To assist in creating or updating your program to not only meet, but exceed minimum standards we've outlined some things to consider!
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Palliative care, one of the more emotionally charged areas of healthcare, opens organizations to a wide variety of risks as care is complicated by the many disciplines involved in the coordination of care. Palliative care (from Latin palliare, to cloak) is care focused on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. This broad approach allows the palliative care team to address physical, emotional, spiritual, and social concerns that arise with long term or advanced illness.