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Recent NewsImproved Billing and Cost Management for the Health Care System
Americans have wanted improvements to the country's health care system for several decades. In the last couple of decades, it seems that very few improvements have been made while costs continued to soar. With the signing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 by the Obama administration, relief finally felt like it was coming. Since then, several portions of the bill have been implemented with many more to come over the next three years. This year alone, changes are being rolled out that will help Americans not only obtain medical insurance, but help the health care system as a whole improve care and cost management.
The Affordable Care Act will require a change that should have occurred before: Electronic billing rather than paper records. Using electronic health records will, best of all, improve the quality of care. But this new system will also reduce medical errors, cut costs, reduce administrative burdens, and reduce paperwork. To accomplish this, the law requires health plans to start implementing rules for the electronic, confidential, and secure exchange of health information. Working off of electronic records will mean an improvement in medical care since information can be shared among physicians much quicker and more efficiently.
Additionally, the government will also provide financial incentives to hospitals that improve the overall quality of care to patients. This way, patients receive better care and hospitals not only save money but are awarded money for that care.We Care About You
We are interested in more than just radiology. We also like to focus on the most important part of the medical field: the patient. It's important to understand that their needs are met and that they are the most comfortable during treatments or regular check-ups. Some of the things that make them comfortable are the doctor or physician they are speaking to, the nurses that are helping them recover from a possible surgery, and even the equipment being used to aid their health. One doesn't really take the time to think about the latter component, but if the equipment fails, it's hard for the patient to live a healthy lifestyle or even the physician's to treat and help the patients. Equipment like heart monitors and IV poles should be in the best condition and of the highest quality to ensure the health of the patients. It may be an overlooked part of the health system, but it is one of the most important and we need to remind