Bringing Clinical & Finance together Podcast

Clinical and Finance teams are coming together to reduce readmissions at hospitals As a former Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ed Niewiadomski lends his perspective on: Who needs to be at the table for this discussion and who ultimately is responsible for taking the lead around readmission reduction? What types of data should these teams be […]

Making the Case for Dedicated Observation Units

The trend from inpatient admission to outpatient – observation status – is growing exponentially. Medicare patients placed in observation status rose by 230,000 in 2011 according to an analysis by Modern Healthcare. That number continues to rise. As a result, the last few years have seen a proliferation of observation units.  Hossain Marandi, M.D., vice […]

Impact of Bundled Inpatient Only Procedures

Inpatient only procedures/services that are provided in an outpatient setting can now be bundled into the inpatient billing Inpatient only procedures/services that are provided in an outpatient setting can now be bundled into the inpatient billing, as long as the services are elated to the admission and if the services were rendered: On the date […]

QualityNet Hospital-Specific Report Podcast

ALERT: FY2016 Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Hospital-Specific Reports are now available The QualityNet Hospital-Specific Report (HSR) is essentially a compilation of data of cases and outcomes that are under the five core measures for the Hospital Readmisssions Reduction Program. In this episode, Dr Niewiadomski explains: What the QualityNet Hospital-Specific Report is, what it contains, and why […]

Healthcare Experts’ Top 5 Accountable Care Organization Tips and other healthcare news articles – June 13-19

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web 30-day readmission metric needs to be revamped http://t.co/INijC4bEgE by @beckershr — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) June 15, 2015 Reward Medicare administrative contractors for efficiency: GAO – Modern Healthcare http://t.co/3QfP3oJk9S — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) June 15, 2015 Healthcare Experts’ Top 5 Accountable Care Organization Tips – […]