Two Syracuse hospitals – Crouse Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center – announced today that they are taking very specific steps to reduce hospital stay complications, which may be due to medical malpractice or hospital negligence, including doctor errors and nurse mistakes. University Hospital and Community General Hospital plan to join the project in June.
According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, the steps include implementation of a new computer software program, additional chart labels, cleaning patient rooms with bleach, and other infection reducing measures. The computer program, produced by 3M, enables hospitals to analyze their risk for patient complications and take steps to reduce mistakes, as well as prepare for Medicare’s Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) audits.
Fewer mistakes and better coding save money for hospitals. The recent changes are expected to save Crouse Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center more than $850,000 a year (combined).
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