To describe homelessness as a “complicating factor” in healthcare is a gross understatement; the homeless die nearly three decades earlier than the general population and their health challenges are innumerable.i Addiction, mental illness, malnutrition, exposure to a host of infectious diseases related to overcrowding, poor hygiene, a lack of sanitation and IV drug use as well as the threat of violence, routinely undermine the health and wellbeing of this population. For the homeless, healthcare access is at best-episodic and is often driven by the need for urgent treatment.
Risk Management News and Education
Risk and practice management rules and regulations change quickly and constantly. CAP is committed to keeping our members and the medical community apprised of what’s going on in the world of healthcare in order to run safe, successful practices.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) set in motion new provider payment rules that went into effect January 1, 2017 with significant implications for physicians who participate in the program. CAP is committed to providing our members with resources to understand these changes.
- MACRA: What's Next? - Comprehensive Guide and Resources