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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Professional Resources

  • July 2018: LTC Newsletter

    he Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan has long been a source used by

    hospital compliance officers to help identify risks and develop audit plans. Fol-
    lowing the issuance of the revised CMS guidelines, long-term care fa-
    cilities are fine-tuning their programs to prepare for the November

    2019 Compliance Program deadlines.

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  • July 2018: Compliance Newsletter

    The use of an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) remains a source of confusion for
    many providers. As such, there are still facilities that do not have processes in place to
    ensure the use of ABN’s. In some cases, ABN’s are not issued at all, or

    blanket ABN’s are provided for all services; which is a practice that is ille-

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  • June 2018: Compliance Newsletter

    On June 1, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its semiannual report to congress.

    The report covers a six-month period, October 2017 – March 2018. The report highlights ac-
    complishments, participation in Congressional hearings and updates related to oversight

    activities. In the reports opening message, Inspector General, Daniel Levinson, highlighted

    the department’s work towards combating the opioid crisis, the need to improve cyberse-
    curity across four Health and Human Services Departments and their work in the area of en-
    suring that those in foster care and group homes receive high-quality services.

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  • June 2018: LTC Newsletter

    Twenty-nine states have legalized marijuana for medical use and nine states have legalized
    marijuana for recreational use for those individuals 21 years of age or older.1 These changes
    have led many industries to remove marijuana from their drug screens citing concerns over
    staffing if workers who test positive are fired.2 Will healthcare facilities continue to drug test
    employees in states where marijuana has been legalized?

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  • May C4 Newsletter

    Do you believe that you are prepared and ready each day
    to receive the message that surveyors are at your front
    door or is survey readiness one of the things that cause
    you sleepless nights?

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  • April 2018: Compliance Newsletter

    The development and implementation of physician contracts can be extremely complicat-
    ed. When developing these contracts, the Stark Laws and Anti-kickback statutes have to be

    taken into consideration. The Stark Law was enacted almost 30 years ago and was devel-
    oped to remove financial motivations for physicians to order unnecessary testing, and to con-
    trol overall health care costs.

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  • April 2018: LTC Newsletter

    In 2016, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
    performed an overhaul of long-term care (LTC) requirements.
    Due to the significant number of changes and the time needed

    to become compliant, CMS developed a phased implementa-
    tion approach. There are three implementation deadlines. The

    first, November 28, 2016 included those changes that were simple

    to implement.

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  • April C4 Newsletter

    HealthTechS3 Recruiting has been filling key hospital
    positions because we have deep industry experience
    and understand the key factors and issues which must
    be considered when recruiting for a hospital. Our
    track record includes the completion of over 600
    searches for all sizes of hospitals across the country.

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  • Februaury C4 Newsletter

    A recent posting from CMS included the selection of
    32 new quality measures for 2018, and NQF has
    submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department
    of Health and Human Services (HHS) for 35
    standardized performance measures on February 1.
    Based on these two initiatives, it becomes apparent
    that even greater emphasis is being placed on quality
    and patient safety.

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  • January C4 Newsletter

    The concept of strategic planning and the structure around it is relatively simple, yet the thoughts and
    ultimately the energy to create ideas to support success is the real challenge. Dialogue and decision-
    making relative to priorities should always be the focus with questions and discussion that address such
    topics as the future vision, significant challenges, the value proposition, the strategic milestone to
    achieve the vision, and the 4-7 critical steps to overcome any potential obstacles.

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