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Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschFebruary 20, 2020

New Technology: Price it Right, or Else

There is nothing wrong with adjusting prices to fit your cost-to-charge ratio. New technologies have always posed a financial challenge to hospitals. While they want to provide cutting-edge care to patients, unless a positive margin can be maintained, the costs of those technologies can quickly lead to ...

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Dr. Ronald HirschNovember 6, 2019

Service Delivery Fundamentally Changing as ASC Use Accelerates

As advances in surgery continue, more and more procedures are destined for the outpatient arena.

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Hospital Management
Medicare
Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschJune 20, 2019

Physician Practice Audit Targets Now Become Hospital and Health System Compliance Risks

Twenty four percent of the federal budget was spent on Medicare and Medicaid in 2017.

 

The Medicare Trust Fund is forecast to be depleted in 2026. Over 8% of Medicare fee-for-service payments in 2017 were made in error. These factors have all led Congress to put more ...

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Blog Post
CMS
Coding
Medicare

Bill FinerfrockJuly 24, 2018

Major Changes to E/M Coding and Documentation Under 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On July 12th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. This annual update to the regulation makes changes to Medicare Part B reimbursements for services covered under this and other outpatient payment models.

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CMS
Hospital Management
Medicare

Mary Lou WedenSeptember 15, 2016

Why Do Hospitals Get Accredited by The Joint Commission?

Why accreditation? Quite simply, hospitals pursue accreditation because it is required in order for their organizations to receive payment from federally funded Medicare and Medicaid programs. Once a healthcare organization achieves accreditation through The Joint ...

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Hospital Management
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Mary Lou WedenMay 29, 2015

The Joint Commission vs. CMS Requirements: What’s the difference?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission are bodies designed to ensure compliance with federal regulatory standards for hospitals. The goal of these programs is to ensure quality care and patient safety. By complying with the standards set by the organizations, there is ...

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