Factors leading to exclusions from federal healthcare programs

What can lead to exclusions from federal healthcare programs?   Examples of behavior that can lead to exclusions from federal healthcare programs include convictions related to federal healthcare program fraud, patient abuse or neglect and substance abuse. In addition, an exclusion can be triggered by adverse action by a state licensing board or failure to […]

Healthcare news articles – July 8-16

  Here is this week’s selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web. “Best practices for effective financial communication with patients | Healthcare Finance News” http://t.co/mmNvKIO7Zr by @hfnewstweet — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) July 8, 2014 MedPAC’s semi-annual report to Congress: what #hospitals need to know | http://t.co/v5zGRMzpV7 by @hfnewstweet — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) […]

Overview of Medicare IPPS

Enhance your understanding of Medicare IPPS   Medicare reimburses acute care hospitals under the inpatient prospective payment system or (IPPS). According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services: Section 1886(d) of the Social Security Act (the Act) sets forth a system of payment for the operating costs of acute care hospital inpatient stays under […]

Rural Hospitals – A Time of Crisis?

Why you should be concerned when rural hospitals fold.   Rural hospitals provide care to approximately fifty-four million individuals (approaching twenty percent of the population), including almost nine million Medicare beneficiaries. Based on their unique circumstances — including the small size of these facilities, their modest assets and their higher percentages of Medicare patients – […]

Healthcare news articles – June 26 – July 7

  Here is this week’s selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web. CMS Extends #Medicare Payment Adjustments for Small, Rural Hospitals http://t.co/sxmUgmPHkt by @beckershr — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) June 27, 2014 #Medicare Faces Cost Tension With Lawmakers, Advocates – Kaiser Health News http://t.co/lDgzkQSLQ7 — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) June 27, 2014 "#Hospital Prices […]