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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting. DEA is committed to making our communities safer and healthier, and we can do this by reducing overdoses and overdose deaths. While the community does its part to turn in unneeded medications and remove them from potential harm, we are doing our part to further reduce drug-related violence.

ASC 201: Value Based Care Strategy in the ASC Setting

ASC 201: Value Based Care Strategy in the ASC Setting

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Value-Based Care has finally come for the specialists……the first specialist based value models have arrived, primarily addressing bundled payments or site of care redirections.  But beyond that, your primary care referral base are taking on more risk in managing the full direction and scope of care.

Their value models have matured and they are accessing data and quality results on your services; including unit reimbursement, cost, volume, case mix scenarios, quality results, and overall margin targets for your payer strategy.

So how do independent specialists and ASCs develop relationships as the preferred downstream provider in a value-based shared savings model?

Join us to learn more about this and how you drive increased volume by becoming the preferred value based partners for your primary care community. Register for the webinar TODAY!

 

ASC 101: Managed Care Strategy in the Age of the No Surprise Act Webinar

ASC 101: Managed Care Strategy in the Age of the No Surprise Act Webinar

To many, managed care is managed care. But with the leverage and bottom-line impact of an ASC to a physician group or hospital system, planning a specific strategy is essential to account for market forces that have significantly changed the landscape in the last twelve months. We will cover such managed care topics as:

  • How managed care differs for ASC’s to your practice revenue stream.
  • How does the No Surprises Act impact in- vs. out-of-network strategies?
  • Contract strategy and negotiation.
  • How the insurance market has changed; diminishing the big five payers.
  • New ASC reimbursement methodologies hitting the market.

This webinar will be on April 6th from 12:00-100pm. As usual, registration ahead of time is required.  Please do so today!

National Sleep Awareness Week

According to the National Sleep Awareness Foundation, launched in 1998, Sleep Awareness Week is NSF’s national public education campaign that celebrates sleep health and encourages the public to prioritize sleep to improve health and well-being. The campaign commences with the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. NSF provides valuable information during Sleep Awareness Week about the benefits of optimal sleep and how sleep affects health, well-being, and safety.

World Kidney Day

According to the World Kidney Day organization, Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and harmful: 1 out of 10 adult people worldwide have it, and if left untreated it can be deadly. While early detection allows for disease care and management to help prevent morbidity and mortality, and improve cost effectiveness and sustainability, kidney disease related mortality continues to increase yearly and is projected to be the 5th leading cause of death by 2040. A persistent and ongoing CKD knowledge gap exists, one that is demonstrable at all levels of healthcare.

National Nutrition Month

“National Nutrition Week,” initiated in March 1973, was embraced by members of the American Dietetic Association (now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) as a way to deliver nutrition education messages to the public while promoting the profession of dietetics. In 1980, in response to growing public interest in nutrition, the week-long celebration expanded to become a month-long observance.