After graduating from the University of Iowa, Drew Madden used his technology skills to work for a few medical and consulting firms. Nordic Consulting Partners and Cerner Corporation are two of them. He has been refining his knowledge about medical recording, and he continually strives to collaborate with teams to come up with new ways of improving the current healthcare system.
Some areas that are in the process of change are the end of life documentation process, billing, and copay issues. Accessing and filling out advance directives is a difficult task, but technology can bring it to patients and families. It can make the paperwork accessible and provide answers to people. In some situations, the end-of-life treatments add time but do not necessarily add quality. The system hopes that by addressing the issue early will give the patient what they want and ease the families worries.
Billing is always an ongoing issue in the medical field. A new system called Electronic Visit Verification will help clean up some of the problems. EVV tracks caregiver’s locations and the amount of time spent with each patient. The state of Texas has started requiring an EVV for their patients before they will pay the bill. This ensures the caregivers arrive and stay the allotted amount of time they are supposed to. Shortly, all 50 states should be implementing this type of monitoring technology.
An insurance copay tier system can be baffling. Doctors write a prescription or order therapy and send the patient off to get the needed services. If the product or treatment is not covered by the insurance, it begins a lengthy cycle of trying to contact the physician again to reorder or rewrite the prescription. The office staff may try to get the procedure authorized by the insurance, but that process takes time. If the doctor knows the copay and if the drug or further treatment was covered at the time of the patient’s visit, it could save time, frustration, and money. Go Here to learn more.
Drew Madden continues to harness his previous experience and passions to correct and perfect issues in the healthcare industry.
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