Posted on April 22, 2020
Medical employees work hard, making it a grim reality when hospital management teams find out, two weeks after month-end, that financial results equate to a net operating loss. Producing projected income statements mid-month, and making the hospital’s senior management team aware of the expected financial results, is critical.
Posted on April 13, 2020
The COVID-19 public health emergency has highlighted the need for comprehensive mental health treatment, not just for patients and their loved ones but also for the healthcare providers themselves.
Posted on April 07, 2020
On September 30, 2019, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published final rules that revised regulatory requirements for various providers, including hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAH).
Why Swing Bed and Skilled Nursing Facility Success Requires Clear Understanding of New PDPM Methodology
Posted on April 01, 2020
In October 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rolled out a new methodology for both hospital swing bed and skilled nursing facility providers.
Posted on March 26, 2020
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded telemedicine access to Medicare beneficiaries in an effort to keep at-risk populations safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted on March 18, 2020
In rural communities, a hospital board of directors plays a vitally important role, providing effective governance through responsibilities like strategic decision-making, overseeing the financial well-being of the organization, and ensuring the hospital is providing quality care.
Posted on March 11, 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates nearly 44 million American adults experience mental illness in a given year. That’s one in eight Americans. That also means chances are good that your primary care practice currently has patients with behavioral health conditions.
Posted on March 04, 2020
No community is immune to the physician shortage and the strain they place on an already-stretched thin healthcare system. But perhaps nowhere is it felt more strongly than in rural communities, especially those positioned hours from the nearest metropolitan area. Unfortunately, the trend is unlikely to fade anytime soon, as the demand for primary care is expected to increase as the population ages.
Posted on March 03, 2020
Forget slow and steady. When it comes to interim placement, the more appropriate descriptor is fast and furious. “The placement of the right interim executive into an organization is somewhat like speed dating on steroids,” says Mike Lieb, vice president, interim services, for HealthTechS3. “The organization has immediate, specific needs, and the candidate pool is full of qualified executives.”
Posted on February 19, 2020
It’s been more than four years in the making, but starting next year—March 30, 2021, to be exact—critical access hospitals will be required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to meet new quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) requirements as a condition of their participation in Medicare.