FairCode Advice on Avoiding Review Organization Denials

Review organizations (RO) tend to reject an uncertain diagnosis that is documented as suspect during a hospital admission even though official guidelines direct ROs to “code the condition as if it existed or was established. The basis for these guidelines are the diagnostic workup, arrangements for further workup or observation, and initial therapeutic approach that…

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VHHA Supplemental Staffing Program Takes the Burden Out of Agency Staffing

The VHHA Supplemental Staffing Program is a fast growing resource for providing VHHA members a no-cost temporary staffing solution in virtually every clinical and non-clinical department. The program offers multiple user-friendly, customizable software options to efficiently and effectively manage all of their supplemental staffing needs. The newest program feature is a simple online job posting…

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VHHA Health Care Career Center

VHHA provides health care professionals with a job search resource (www.vahospitalcareers.com) enabling employment seekers to find a hospital that best fits their experience, specialty, and interest. This platform is affiliated with the Hospital Careers network, which includes 18 state hospital association partnerships. Additionally, this online tool allows VHHA members to market their facilities and become…

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The Right Balance: Population Health Management and Physician Staffing

As the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm, Merritt Hawkins offers a wide range of leadership resources to health care facility managers, physicians, policy makers, the media, and others. Merritt Hawkins is a VHHA-endorsed company whose white papers examine various topics directly, and indirectly, affecting the recruitment and retention of physicians and advanced practice…

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Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse through Risk Identification, Data Analysis and Lab Testing Protocols

Endorsed by VHHA Services, Cordant is a national, industry-leading College of American Pathologists (CAP), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) certified laboratory offering a fully compliant, turn-key, private label solution to support a hospitals and health systems laboratory and outreach needs. Helping to combat the prescription drug…

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Staff Scheduling Made Simple

An assessment of health care staffing tools used today makes it clear that most processes and systems, including electronic scheduling solutions, have been made obsolete by ShiftWizard. Founded by nurses who are intimately familiar with the challenges of a health care environment, ShiftWizard was designed to be intuitive, easy to use, powerful, and low cost….

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