You are settling into your new position as a Health Information Manager at Mercy Vale Medical Center
Overview: You are settling into your new position as a Health Information Manager at Mercy Vale Medical Center by now, but just as you are beginning to feel confident about your responsibilities, things change. Medicare has just implemented a new regulation that requires a new data point to be transmitted with each patient record. The good news is that the data point is in your information system, but your vendor does not currently provide the ability to transmit it; the vendor will have to change the program to allow for that.
Prompt: Write this paper as a memo to your supervisor, the HIM director, demonstrating that you have an excellent grasp of the problem and the steps you now need to take to address it. In your paper, be sure to include the following: Statement of the problem: What exactly is the problem? Clarification of role: What will your role be in this change? Statement of concerns: What concerns do you have about submitting the required information to Medicare while your vendor is making the changes? List of questions: What questions will you ask Medicare (CMS) and your vendor? Plan for testing: How will you test the conversion when your vendor has completed it?
Scholars such as Bayer & Klitzman (2015) elucidate that change is inevitable in all organizations. Tang (2015) supports the argument purporting that whenever active, the change affects an organization positively. The change in Mercy Vale Medical Center on patients’ report should be handled positively to make things better………………………
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