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 […]

OIG targeting sleep studies

As CMS spending on polysomnography (sleep studies) steadily increases, the OIG has targeted hospitals in an effort to uncover possible overpayments and fraudulent coding/billing for these services. Based on the increase in payments, up to $565 million in 2011, the OIG conducted an audit of 2011 claims, the results of which were released in October […]

Resubmit your Medicare DSH data by November 30, 2014

It is now more important than ever that hospitals submit the most accurate and updated Medicaid days on the Medicare Cost Report. In reviewing the CMS issued final rule for FY2015 in regard to Medicare DSH and the recently adopted reductions, BESLER believes that it is now more important than ever that hospitals submit the […]