Dr. Stanley Feld is one of those blogs with a practical perspective on healthcare reform. While not exactly about Long Term and Post Acute Care, his most recent post, Repairing the Healthcare System: Medicare Coding Is Becoming More Complicated Under Obamacare, deals with the same topics about which we are concerned in LTPAC – 5010, ICD10, billing problems and the ability to provide good care more efficiently. Dr. Feld writes:
Physicians are faced with these confusing rules daily. I do not believe that these rules promote quality care for patients. These rules serve to irritate physicians. The rule changes result in a non-user friendly Medicare system. I predict it will ultimately result in non-cooperation by physicians.
Recently I commented on a post at the excellent blog EMR and HIPAA on the benefits of ICD-10. You may want to read the comments to that post to get another perspective on the questions raised by Dr. Feld.
Welcome to my first WordPress blog site. Occasionally I will be posting thoughts about what is going on in the Long Term and Post Acute Care community. LTPAC is often overlooked in the rush to reform healthcare, yet, without the wonderful providers of LTPAC, there can be no meaningful use during the frequently needed transitions of care for those that need long term health care assistance.
You no doubt have thoughts about the topics that should be covered here, so either leave me a comment below, or send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org