PS&R IACS transition to EIDM deadline approaching

Starting February 9, 2015, users of the IACS PS&R Application will be transitioning to EIDM (Enterprise Identity Management System). New and existing users have until 5:00 PM January 30, 2015 to complete registration or profile modification (such as password revisions).   If user accounts are current, then the User ID and Password will be moved to […]

The true cost of readmissions goes beyond the CMS penalty

Is the financial penalty for readmissions a true incentive to improve care? Indeed, research shows that reducing readmissions can have an outsized effect on hospital finances. Jim Hoffman, COO and Mary Cronin, Director of Product Development at BESLER discuss this and more in the January 2015 edition of HFM.   The true financial impact of […]

MedPAC Formalizes Request for Medicare Hospital Payment Increase and other healthcare news articles – January 17-23

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web Early Test Of An Obamacare Experiment Posts Little Progress : Shots – Health News : NPR — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) January 19, 2015 How to gauge the true financial impact of #hospital #readmissions: @BeslerDotCom — HFMA (@hfmaorg) January 21, 2015 "Nearly 80% […]

Comprehensive Discharge Planning: A Solution for Patients at High Risk for Readmission

Comprehensive discharge planning significantly reduces readmission rates and may improve health outcomes without increasing costs. Reducing preventable readmission is important not only to improve clinical excellence but also to ensure a hospital’s financial success. Implementing best practices can help hospitals foster high patient engagement, improve patient education, and cut readmission rates. A comprehensive discharge plan […]

Increasing Medicare EHR incentive payments

A hospital that does not have a thorough process in place for billing the “no pay” claims for a Medicare Advantage patient may have significant opportunity to increase their Medicare EHR incentive payment The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) were authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to provide incentive […]