PodcastProvider Directory

Provider Data: What is Known and What is Assumed? | Mark Martin – Availity

There are two kinds of Provider Data Explicit provider data comes directly from the providers, their groups or even their IT systems (i.e. EMR, RCM, etc). Since this data is coming from the source, it’s assumed to be up-to-date and accurate. However, as we learned in episode 11 (PD-02) there are subtleties to consider. For example,

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A Provider-side Approach to Provider Directories plus SB-137 | Bill Barcellona (CAPG)

The national provider directory discussion is clearly focused on the patients and health plans. It focuses on the patients because they’re the consumer of this information and without it, they can’t make educated decisions when buying health insurance. The conversation focuses on health plans because they’re the ones being held accountable for making the information

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Provider Directories: How Hard Can this Really Be? | Don Lee and Shahid Shah

In 2016 we saw new provider directory regulations from CMS and several states, including the particularly “toothy” SB-137 in California. The new rules are intended to hold health plans accountable for any inaccurate and/or incomplete information in their provider directories. The national conversation is focused intently on the consumer side. That is, bad information makes it

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)Podcast

The Patient Hot Zone | Darrel Hicks

Darrel Hicks is internationally recognized as one of the subject matter experts in infection prevention and control as it relates to cleaning. He has written and published numerous articles in professional and healthcare related journals as part of his commitment to providing a cleaner, safer and healthier indoor environment. Darrel has a specific interest in soft

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)Podcast

Understanding Infectious Agents in the Environment | Dr. Syed Sattar and Bahram Zargar

What happens to an infectious agent once it leaves the human body? Well, it ends up in our cars, airplanes, food, water and soil. If we know how that contagion behaves “in the wild”, then we’ll be able to kill it, filter it, or otherwise prevent it from proliferating, and potentially improve the lives of

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)Podcast

Redefining Sepsis | Michael Ackerman

Sepsis is not an infection. Rather, it’s your bodies overwhelming reaction to an infection and can lead to some serious health issues. In fact, sepsis is the #1 cause of death for patients in hospitals. Sepsis definitions and protocols have been around for some time, but have been undergoing major changes. Additionally, sepsis is under