The health care facilities and hospital will now develop policies about health record retention in order to make sure that the health records comply with the policy in regards to all the appropriate federal and state policies implemented. The standards should also be met in order for the hospitals and other healthcare facilities to be accredited. In addition, the policies for health care retention will able to meet the needs for patient-care in the future and help control the cost of the labor, equipment, and space for record storage. Nowadays, the health care industry enforces the control of cost and the patient care needs. The behavioral health care and the health care delivery system must consider the measures in order to control the cost of service. The entities for managed care system have added benefits for behavioral as a result of their regular monitoring and observance of the contractual agreements plans. However, on numerous instances, it seems that the benefits were provided more to the traditional medical treatment compared to the behavioral health services. Thus, several employers began to institute the EAPs, which are frequently paid by the employer. It will provide the workforce with access to a concise and short therapy and to counseling in times of need (Fahrenholz et al 2012). The Medicaid level of reimbursement depends on the states, as attributed by the differences among the states in the United States in terms of the participation of the physician rate. Medicare will reimburse the fees for the rehabilitative and sub acute services. The two services will be paid for every diem rate; however, the two services will differ in terms of the calculation of the additional services that will be billed and the calculation of the rates. Some of the states in the United States attempted the reimbursement of Medicaid patients in order to provide for more disabled care needs (Kominski et al 2011).
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