Watch: The “true” financial impact of hospital readmissions

The CMS Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (RRP) was effective for discharges beginning on October 1, 2012 and reduces payments to IPPS hospitals with excess readmissions. Over two thousand hospitals received reduced Medicare payments due to excess readmissions in 2014. In this video, Jim Hoffman, COO at BESLER, discusses: The origins and future of the Medicare […]

Appropriate Level of Care and the 2-Midnight Rule and other healthcare news articles – October 16-22

  Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web Medicare’s average fines will be higher, with 39 hospitals receiving the largest penalty allowed http://t.co/bHTQQXgqa2 #medicare — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) October 22, 2014 "Appropriate Level of Care and the 2-Midnight Rule – a presentation by BESLER" http://t.co/yGnJLdK7sJ #medicare #hospitals — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) […]

Medicare fines record number of hospitals for 30-day readmissions and other healthcare news articles – October 6-15

  Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web "#Medicare fines record number of hospitals for 30-day readmissions | #HealthcareFinance News" http://t.co/IzXcvh6pc4 by @hfnewstweet — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) October 6, 2014 RACs collected nearly $4B in 2013 – #Medicare http://t.co/vXEdaysd6k — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) October 6, 2014 Transmittal 540 allows MACS and […]

Predictive analytics in healthcare

In the September 2014 issue of Managing Health Today, a publication of the Hudson Valley NY HFMA chapter, Jim Hoffman writes about current uses of predictive analytics in healthcare. He delves into areas such as readmissions, observation, denials, and propensity to pay. To read the full article, view the Slideshare presentation below. Predictive Analytics in […]

Significant interest focused on CMS’s 68 Percent Solution and other healthcare news articles – September 17-30

  Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web   “Significant Interest Focused on CMS’s 68 Percent Solution” http://t.co/3JCLBQe7zg by @RACMonitor #medicare — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) September 23, 2014 “The Role of #Medicare Advantage” http://t.co/xEpqacYnar #hospitals pic.twitter.com/qdC9xSQZKo — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) September 18, 2014 CMS provides details on offer to clear #Medicare […]