Complimentary analysis of OPPS FY 2018 Final Rule
As part of our commitment to help protect and enhance your Medicare revenue, we’ve published a special report delivering an in-depth review of the OPPS 2018 Final Rule recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Please consider subscribing to our blog to receive all of BESLER’s insights on topics affecting the healthcare industry today.
Complimentary analysis of IPPS FY 2018 Final Rule
Our regulatory specialists have undertaken an in-depth review of the Final Rule and we have made this special report available for free.
Please consider subscribing to our blog to receive all of BESLER’s insights on topics affecting the healthcare industry today.
Medicare Wage Index: What it is, how it works, and why it is important
The Medicare Wage Index (WI) is one of the factors that adjust a hospital’s overall payment from the Medicare program. Through the wage index, Medicare is able to maintain a consistent payment structure across IPPS hospitals while recognizing that the cost of labor varies in markets across the nation.
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR)
CJR (Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement) is a mandatory bundled payment initiative that starts on April 1, 2016 whether you, as a participant hospital, are ready or not. Even if you are not one of the over 800 hospitals impacted in 67 MSA’s, you should be preparing now for the eventual shift to mandatory initiatives by CMS or to an expansion of this one. Understanding your exposure and strategically aligning yourself with the right players will give you the upper hand. What you do now may be the difference between succeeding in this new environment or complete failure.