Welcome to HealthTechS3

HealthTechS3 is a 45 year old, award-winning healthcare consulting and strategic hospital services firm based in Brentwood, Tennessee with clients across the United States. We are dedicated to the goal of improving performance, achieving compliance, reducing costs and ultimately improving patient care. Leveraging consultants with deep healthcare industry experience, HealthTechS3 provides actionable insights and guidance that supports informed decision making and drives efficiency in operational performance.

Our consultants are former hospital leaders and executives. HealthTechS3 has the right mix of experienced professionals that services hospital clients across the nation. HealthTechS3 offers flexible and affordable services, consulting and technology as we focus on delivering solutions that can be implemented and provide a positive, measurable impact.

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  • February 2017: Are You Assessing Your Risk?

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    An effective program, requires the compliance officer to assess the organization’s risks and manage the compliance program to ensure that it is working well. Being proactive instead of reactive, affords the organization the ability to identify areas of significant risk, assess the likelihood of violating laws and regulations, identify areas in need of controls to mitigate risk, evaluate the organizations level of compliance in order to make effective and sound decisions and best utilize the limited time and resources allotted to compliance.

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  • January 2017: Developing an Auditing and Monitoring Plan

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    A method to ensure that processes are working effectively and efficiently is essential in fostering a mission of providing cost-effective, high-quality services. One of these methods is to develop an auditing and monitoring plan in your organization.

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  • LTC February Newsletter

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    Long-term care (LTC) residents often experience hospital admissions that are avoidable, expensive, disruptive, and disorientating; leaving them vulnerable to the risks related to hospital stays. In addition, these admissions are both costly to federal programs and the beneficiaries themselves. According to a report published by the HHS Office of Inspector General, one of four nursing home residents were hospitalized in 2011, costing the Medicare program $14.3 billion. Septicemia and pneumonia were the most common conditions leading to these hospitalizations. Research found that 45% of hospital admissions for those receiving either Medicare skilled nursing facility services or Medicaid nursing facility services could have been avoided.

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  • LTC January Newsletter

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    More than likely, you have heard about QAPI, if you are a provider in the LTC arena. Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) is the merger of two complementary approaches to quality management. QA and PI combine to form a comprehensive approach to ensuring high quality of care.

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  • LTC December Newsletter

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C
    For years, antibiotic use has been connected to the eradication of infections associated with various diseases once thought to be untreatable. Over time, their excessive use has cumulated into a crisis of antibiotic resistance. The need to coordinate efforts to foster appropriate antibiotic use has become evident in long-term care settings.

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  • December 2016: Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA)

    Written By: Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C | Current EMTLA regulations can be found in the State Operations Manual, Appendix V, Interpretive Guidelines – Responsibilities of Medicare Participating Hospitals in Emergency Cases. This month’s newsletter contains an overview of EMTALA requirements so that participating hospitals can perform a self-assessment and, based on results, begin to create policies and procedures as necessary to maintain compliance.

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  • CEO Update December 2016

    Organizations are coming under greater scrutiny as it relates to fraud, waste and abuse. Compliance program implementation evolved from voluntary to mandatory in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The Office of Civil Rights has moved past their pilot programs to the second phase of HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audits.

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  • October 2016: Ready or Not, MACRA is Here!

    Written By: Michael Lieb, Regional Vice President and Director, Practice Management
    MACRA, or the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 has finally arrived, but not without fits and starts. The implications of this bipartisan legislation are both imminent and significant. CMS has just released its final rule, and moved the deadlines and potential penalties, but it has not reduced the requirement for clinicians to participate.

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