Benefits of Forming an Accountable Care Organization and other healthcare news articles – February 21-27

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web "CMS has paid $28B in MU incentives: A breakdown of payments" http://t.co/TOM8r8Sd9v #medicare — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) February 23, 2015 Feds look closely at Medicare Advantage plans in risk adjustment probe http://t.co/HZ9SWLYgE1 pic.twitter.com/k2Cm1IZohC — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) February 23, 2015 "EHR Incentive Payments, Medicare […]

Overview of CMS Readmissions Penalties for 2015

For Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has estimated that total readmissions penalties will be approximately $428M, up from $227M in FY 2014. The Affordable Care Act established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), which imposes penalties on hospitals deemed to have “excess readmissions.” To calculate the penalty, CMS […]

Where are the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations? and other healthcare news articles – February 14-20

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web   Where are the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations? [full list] http://t.co/lkCVCDxAk1 pic.twitter.com/jzxGsVtTSG — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) February 18, 2015 "Cleveland Clinic launches #Medicare Shared Savings ACO" http://t.co/WdT181IcG0 by @beckershr — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) February 16, 2015 Study looks at #hospitals treating […]

CMS releases latest public use file (PUF) data tables

  Hospitals should carefully review their data to ensure that any adjustment that they had sent to their respective MACs has been included in the latest release of data.     On Friday, February 13th, 2015 CMS released its latest public use file (PUF) data tables.  These tables are the latest revisions to the data […]

Anatomy of a Cost Report

  Just as with a personal tax return, a cost report is comprised of groups of schedules and worksheets, most of which are designated by a letter prefix.       The major worksheets and their purposes are listed below. Worksheet Description Purpose/Goal S Series Statistical data To properly report statistics related to payer A […]