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Invest or Become Irrelevant

Author: Jordan Johnson In the recent Healthcare IT News article, Providers must invest in consumer technologies, or risk irrelevance, the author accurately identifies the need to invest, test and pivot now. As healthcare moves away from fee-for-service, the industry must pivot from FTE heavy inaccurate processes and optimize patient facing time and solutions. There are …

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Supervision and Radiation Oncology

Author: Jordan Johnson CMS changed the supervision level for hospital outpatient procedures furnished by all hospitals and critical access hospitals from Direct to General on January 1, 2020. This applies ONLY to hospitals NOT freestanding centers. Radiation therapy services furnished in a freestanding radiation therapy center are covered under a separate benefit category from therapeutic …

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2020 Rules, Hurdles, Operations, and Solutions

2020 Rules, Hurdles, Operations, and Solutions This webinar focuses on the challenges healthcare systems and providers face over the next year. It also highlights the direct impact these changes and requirements will have, specifically on Oncology. Staying informed and understanding what is coming and how you can influence and navigate the changes are critical for …

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Value Based Care From the CEO’s Perspective

Author: Jordan Johnson Deloitte released a report to gauge the perception and perspective of Value Based Care from 25 hospital CEOs. The analyst’s findings were not surprising and great indicators of the needed focus: “Many CEOs in our prior studies predicted that they would be much further along in adopting value-based payment models than they …

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How Much Are You Charging?

Author: Jordan Johnson A recent study published in Health Affairs,  discusses the narrowing gap between public and private hospital payment rates. The study indicated that the rates hospitals charge for care, including inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, have skyrocketed. The analysis found dramatic growth in hospital charges, which rose from three to five times Medicare …

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E&M Changes: Are You Ready

CMS has made it clear that they are committed to their Patients Over Paperwork initiative. They are currently seeking additional feedback and input regarding elimination of specific Medicare regulations that require more stringent supervision than the existing state scope of practice laws or that limit health professionals from practicing at the top of their license. …

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Top Predictions for Healthcare 2020

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Price Transparency Lawsuit

As expected, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and others have sued the federal government for the price transparency requirement. This lawsuit was filed regarding the upcoming mandate for hospitals to disclose their private negotiated rates with commercial payers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made their goal clear—to allow patients to be …

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