FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 9, 2015
Indiana Hospital Association Selects BESLER Consulting as Endorsed Business Partner
IHA launches new program to promote innovative vendors, bring value-added services to hospitals
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) announced today their endorsement of BESLER Consulting’s Transfer DRG Recovery Service.
Indiana Hospital Association’s recently launched Endorsed Business Partner Program promotes innovative vendors who bring value-added services to the members of IHA. Through the program, Indiana hospitals can access companies hand-selected as IHA-endorsed companies for their world-class business offerings. IHA’s endorsed companies can help hospitals reduce costs and drive performance improvement.
Under Medicare reimbursement regulations, when certain patients are discharged to post-acute care, the discharging hospital is paid at a reduced rate. In some cases, this reduced payment is not justified by the actual post-discharge care. These underpayments are not reflective of coding or billing errors on behalf of the provider, but more commonly result from a change in the planned course of treatment subsequent to discharge.
After undergoing a rigorous review, BESLER’s Transfer DRG Revenue Recovery Service was awarded the “Peer Reviewed by HFMA®” designation by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.*
“We’re excited to welcome BESLER Consulting as one of our first endorsed business partners under our new program,” said Doug Leonard, president of IHA. “Their exceptional service will undoubtedly enhance Medicare revenue for hospitals across the state.”
“BESLER is proud to receive the endorsement of IHA for our revenue recovery services,” stated Jonathan Besler, president and CEO of BESLER Consulting. “We look forward to building upon our excellent track record with hospitals in Indiana, bringing valuable services to enhance and protect their Medicare revenue.”
Indiana Hospital Association is a non-profit organization that serves as the professional trade association for 164 Hoosier hospitals. These members are either independent or a member of one of the 23 systems in the state. Membership includes hospitals, multi-hospital systems and community mental health centers. The mission of the IHA is to provide leadership, representation and services in the common best interests of its members as they promote the improvement of community health status. IHA’s primary responsibility is to represent the interests of hospitals in matters of public policy. IHA also provides members with education, communications and data collection services.
About BESLER Consulting
For over 25 years, BESLER has helped hospitals enhance and protect their Medicare revenue. BESLER’s deep domain experience in revenue cycle, reimbursement, compliance and software development has resulted in more than $2 billion of additional revenue for our clients. For more information, visit www.besler.com.
Director, Marketing & Communications
Indiana Hospital Association
* HFMA staff and volunteers determined that this service has met certain criteria developed under the HFMA Peer Review Process. HFMA does not endorse or guarantee the use of this service.
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