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Photo credit   Here's an article on  Final payment rules across Healthcare Industry for 2023: As the year is almost to an end, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule that includes updates and policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, effective on or after January 1, 2023. This rule will take effect in the...
Photo credit   There is a special occasion that happens every year that is a special time to offer thanks and gratitude for the year that is almost about to end. That is THANKSGIVING. During this time, a lot of people put their diets on hold to splurge on the feast that is being prepared by their friends and loved ones. Many of us often forget about our health during this festive time. But, because of the pandemic, a lot of us...
Photo credit   The nurse's churn rate for the past few years has been staggering. There are a lot of factors that bring an employee to a decision to leave their organization or transition to a new profession. It could be they are looking for growth opportunities and empowerment, lack of strong leadership in their current company, and poor working environment. According to study, about 33% of nurses leave their job in the first...
Photo credit   Forbes Future of Work 50 was just recently published and it talks about important matters at hand - the evolution of work pre and post pandemic. The future of work may highlight more how work life has changed the past three years, from changes to work setup, staffing challenges and encompassing them, technology and tools that sprung to life to support in all aspects. More than these things, it is important to...
Photo credit   During the Global Health Equity Week, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) calls on its members to help support two key policy issues. First, is the telehealth flexibility to ensure we give access to care to everyone. And Second, improving maternal health. HIMSSis urging everyone to contact their policy makers - state governors and senators, to review the policies and ensure we preserve...
Photo credit   As the end of 2022 draws near, healthcare work still needs more workers. With 4.3 million Registered Nurses in our country, there are still a lot of job openings needed to be filled out, especially if it includes other healthcare jobs. There are also a lot of issues that needs to be addressed such as: 1.       Building an adequate supply of nurses...
Photo credit   Advancing your career may mean movement either vertically or horizontally. But before you even make a move, it is important that you put everything into a plan to ensure you take the necessary steps to get to your goal. So moving horizontally means simply by getting into various roles and expanding your skills to different teams. You can either be Product personnel venturing into Engineering or Architecture, or...
Photo credit   After the COVID-19 pandemic has slowly subsided, the healthcare employment still continues to grow at a moderate pace, mostly in ambulatory care settings last may this year. This finding is based on monthly seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In April this year, the healthcare facilities added 34,000 jobs and had 28,000 openings for ambulatory care based on the report compared to the...
The American Opportunity Index was recently launched by The Burning Glass Institute of Harvard Business School to provide insight on which large companies are doing great when it comes to advancing their workers' situation. It has some scorecard and data analytics in place to track outcomes for the American workforce. These data are focused on worker outcomes encompassing career history, job posting and salary sources. A total of 250...
Photo credit   Graveyard shifts or also known as night shift is one of the working schedules that is more common to nurses or healthcare workers especially if you are newly hired. Though there are some people who prefer working during these shifts, most people prefer the normal working hours. Graveyard shifts may be hard to those who are not used to it. So, we have gathered some advice on how to handle your graveyard shifts and...
Photo credit   When the Covid-19 pandemic happened, many health habits have changed due to the quarantine protocols and other things that were prohibited. Most of us would like to forget those things, but there are still things that were implemented that will always be viable for each and every one of us in order to protect ourselves from viruses that may arise in the near future.  Below are some of the practices that...
Photo credit   As it is not avoidable to have night shifts in various industries such as healthcare, one of the most issues one has to deal with on working night shifts is keeping a healthier lifestyle. Most people rely on sugar and caffeine to stay awake but this will eventually take a toll on your health and have been proven to have negative effects especially if taken on a regular and large amount. In an article last...