Medicare Yet To Save Money Through Heralded Medical Payment Model and other healthcare news articles – September 28-October 2

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web AHA urges CMS to redesign hospital star rating system: 5 takeaways by @beckershr — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) September 29, 2015 #Medicare Yet To Save Money Through Heralded Medical Payment Model | Kaiser Health News — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) September 29, 2015 Hospitals […]

CMS publishes Correction Notice to the FY 2016 IPPS Final Rule

On October 1, CMS published the Correction Notice to the FY 2016 IPPS Final Rule. The CMS corrections were related to revised budget neutrality adjustments related to changes in hospital wage index values. Specifically: There were a number of hospitals throughout the country that withdrew from their geographic reclassifications which does change the wage index […]

The role of communications in reducing readmissions

  Following is the full conversation of Episode 1 of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Podcast. Prefer to listen instead? Click here Michael: Welcome to the Hospital Readmission Reduction podcast, brought to you by BESLER Consulting. This is the podcast for hospital leaders seeking insights and strategies they need, to help reduce readmissions at their organizations. I’m […]

State-by-State Impact of Readmissions Penalties for 2016

When we reviewed the impact of readmissions penalties across the country, some things changed and other stayed the same. Much of the penalty is focused on hospitals in the eastern half of the country. This is most likely due to those hospitals having higher infrastructure and labor costs reflected in their Medicare reimbursement rates, which […]

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Selects BESLER Consulting’s Outsource Coding and Billing Compliance Services

  Healthcare System selects BESLER to support organization’s compliance program (Princeton, NJ, September 17, 2015) BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of coding and billing compliance services, is pleased to announce that St. Joseph’s Healthcare System of Paterson, NJ has selected the company to provide Medical Center and Physician Services compliance plan development; documentation, coding and […]