The QualityNet Hospital-Specific Report, readmissions penalties, and your hospital

Your Hospital-Specific Report can help you understand the nature of readmissions driving Medicare penalties The CMS Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was effective for Medicare discharges beginning on October 1, 2012 and reduces payments to IPPS hospitals with excess readmissions. In FY 2015, over 2,600 hospitals will receive lower Medicare payments totaling $428 million in […]

CMS Launches $840 Million Initiative to Support Quality Improvement and other healthcare news articles – October 23-29

  Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web CMS Launches $840 Million Initiative to Support Quality Improvement http://t.co/V5YzBjXavg #hfma — HFMA (@hfmaorg) October 24, 2014 An analysis of wage index delineation changes in NJ and PA – YouTube http://t.co/3JTF9NudPB — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) October 28, 2014 Medicare's New CT and MRI […]

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 […]