Vacation Policies and Holidays

Thank you to our readers for the great questions and feedback we receive on a variety of practice management issues.  In our last issue, we shared a question from one of our readers wondering how to fairly deal with staff vacation requests during the holidays. We had a lot of great ideas on this topic from you and wanted to share some of them with you today.  If you have issues...

Inpatient versus Observation Status – Ma...

By Steve Adams, MCS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I Only physicians can make the initial decision on if a patient is to be admitted as an inpatient or for observation.  However, since the reimbursement to the provider is typically the same regardless of their decision to admit to inpatient or observation, they often overlook the requirements the hospital must consider before making the same...