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If you’re concerned about revenue at your hospital, then The Hospital Finance podcast is your go-to source for information and insights that can help you protect and enhance the revenue your hospital has earned. Covering topics that affect hospital reimbursement, healthcare trends, and the regulatory landscape, you’ll get important perspectives, news and strategies from leading experts in healthcare finance. For show notes and additional resources from BESLER, visit http://www.besler.com/podcasts

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If you’re concerned about revenue at your hospital, then The Hospital Finance podcast is your go-to source for information and insights that can help you protect and enhance the revenue your hospital has earned. Covering topics that affect hospital reimbursement, healthcare trends, and the regulatory landscape, you’ll get important perspectives, news and strategies from leading experts in healthcare finance. For show notes and additional resources from BESLER, visit http://www.besler.com/podcasts

    Summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

    Summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

    In this episode, we are joined by Mike Merola, Managing Partner at Winning Strategies Washington, to discuss the recently passed CARES Act. Highlights of this episode include: Overview of the legislation and how it affects hospitals and the healthcare industry, what hospitals will spend the federal funds on from personal protective gear to building new ICUs, how Medicare reimbursement is addressed in the bill, what provisions in the bill will help hospitals with cash flow issues? And more...

    • 7 min
    Telehealth changes related to COVID-19

    Telehealth changes related to COVID-19

    In this episode, we are joined by T.J. Ferrante, Senior Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP, to discuss the rapid changes to telehealth in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlights of this episode include: Information on the changes around telehealth in light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic, how CMS is working to allow expanded telehealth services, why the loosening of state licensure requirements is assisting with telehealth efforts, how are providers being reimbursed and what provisions should they be paying attention to? what legal hurdles or issues should providers be aware of right now? and more...  

    • 23 min
    Payment and coding guidance for COVID-19

    Payment and coding guidance for COVID-19

    In this episode, we are joined by Kathy Pride, EVP Coding & Documentation Services at Panacea Healthcare, to review payment and coding updates being implemented during this public health emergency.

    • 7 min
    Cost report preparation - Four ways to improve accuracy

    Cost report preparation - Four ways to improve accuracy

    In this episode, we are joined by Jeff Wolf, Director of Reimbursement Services at BESLER, to discuss four specific areas that can improve cost report accuracy. Highlights of this episode include: Why identifying how payroll systems track hours is a critical with wage index, how Worksheet A-6 reclasses impact wage index, why matching revenue reclasses and adjustments to Worksheet A-6 reclasses and A-8 adjustments improve cost report accuracy, the importance of understanding how patient care might differ from how CMS pays for those services, and more...

    • 12 min
    Hospital price transparency rule highlights

    Hospital price transparency rule highlights

    In this episode, we are joined by Fred Stodolak and Mark Spehar from Panacea to discuss highlights of the CMS final rule on price transparency. Highlights of this episode include: Background on CMS' final rule and what they hope to accomplish with the rule's requirements, Details behind the final rule's requirements related to machine-readable files, What shoppable items are services are included in the consumer-friendly display requirement? Steps hospitals can take to ensure they are compliant, What else can health systems expect with price transparency going forward? And more...

    • 19 min
    Federal policy update from the American Hospital Association

    Federal policy update from the American Hospital Association

    In this episode, we are joined by Erik Rasmussen of the American Hospital Association to discuss federal issues related to healthcare in 2020. Highlights of this episode include: An overview of the 2020 US Congressional agenda as it relates to healthcare, what two dates will dictate the congressional agenda during this important election year, what is in-store for hospitals in relation to Medicaid DSH cuts? How healthcare and Medicare-for-all could become the top issue in the presidential election, and more...

    • 18 min

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