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Mid-Month Financial Projections

Mid-Month Financial Projections

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.

Managing Mental Health During a Medical Health Crisis

Managing Mental Health During a Medical Health Crisis

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.

CMS Revises Appendix A and Appendix W in State Operations Manual: Here’s What You Need to Know

CMS Revises Appendix A and Appendix W in State Operations Manual: Here’s What You Need to Know

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

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.

A Leader’s Guide to Telehealth Expansion

A Leader’s Guide to Telehealth Expansion

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.

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Recruiting Executives

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Recruiting Executives

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.

Behavioral Health and Care Coordination—a Win-Win for Providers and Patients

Behavioral Health and Care Coordination—a Win-Win for Providers and Patients

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.

The Role of Advanced Practice Providers in the Wake of Decreasing Access to Physicians

The Role of Advanced Practice Providers in the Wake of Decreasing Access to Physicians

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.

5 Tips for Better Interim Placement

5 Tips for Better Interim Placement

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.”

QAPI Is Coming to Critical-Access Hospitals—What You Need to Know Now

QAPI Is Coming to Critical-Access Hospitals—What You Need to Know Now

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.