Great Lengths, Big Trouble
John Hoffstater, Delivery Director, Clinical Advisory Services was extensively quoted in the article, "Great Lengths, Big Trouble" in For the Record magazine. The article discusses the complex issue of hospital length of stays (LOS), and how prolonged LOS can devastate reimbursement, with potential loss of thousands of dollars per day. It also explains that, because of this, strong clinical documentation is vital to remedy the problem.
"Having everyone from the clinical, financial, and care team on the same page for expectations of treatment and documentation will help eliminate much of the variation and outliers that are often the cause of prolonged stays...Consistent documentation facilitates efficient communication," said Hoffstater.
To view the full article, visit For the Record magazine.