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.
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.Read More
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-Read More
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-Read More
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.
June 2018: LTC Newsletter
Twenty-nine states have legalized marijuana for medical use and nine states have legalizedRead More
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?
May C4 Newsletter
Do you believe that you are prepared and ready each dayRead More
to receive the message that surveyors are at your front
door or is survey readiness one of the things that cause
you sleepless nights?
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-Read More
oped to remove financial motivations for physicians to order unnecessary testing, and to con-
trol overall health care costs.
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.Read More
April C4 Newsletter
HealthTechS3 Recruiting has been filling key hospitalRead More
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.
Februaury C4 Newsletter
A recent posting from CMS included the selection ofRead More
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.
January C4 Newsletter
The concept of strategic planning and the structure around it is relatively simple, yet the thoughts andRead More
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.