First few Article Sentences
Albert Einstein once said, "Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." Does this statement hold true regarding healthcare reimbursement today?
Everything we count, such as financial data, does not necessarily "count" in the larger sense. Everything that does in fact count, such as the quality care that nurses provide, cannot necessarily be counted. How do you place a price tag on compassionate care?
The reality is that healthcare costs are rising and reimbursement to our healthcare delivery systems continues to decline. Whether one likes it or not, healthcare is a business and nurses must become more fiscally savvy.