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
MS-DRG changes in 2021
In this episode, we are joined by Mary Devine, Senior Director of Revenue Cycle services at BESLER, to discuss changes to MS-DRGs in 2021. Highlights of this episode include: A review of the new DRGs that were added for 2021, notable additions in DRGs related to CAR T-cell immunotherapies and hip replacements, what big changes are coming as a result of the final rule? What changes are being made that affect the Transfer DRG rule, and more...
Where does our healthcare system go from here? The lasting impact of COVID-19
In this episode, we are joined by Michael Abrams, Managing Partner of Numerof & Associates, to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare and its lasting impact. Highlights of this episode include: A review of the multitude of issues in our healthcare system that were exposed as a result of the pandemic. What quickly implemented changes to telehealth and payments will likely become permanent after the pandemic? How providers can better optimize their operations to recover from this round of COVID-19 and prepare for a potential surge. How other countries and their healthcare system were able to weather the storm more effectively than the U.S. A look forward at how to correct the course in healthcare given the multitude of issues driving delivery and payment. And more...
Deriving additional revenue from remote patient monitoring
In this episode, we are joined by Deborah Fisher, Chief Operating Officer at NavCare, to discuss how hospital revenue can be increased through the use of remote patient monitoring. Highlights of this episode include: Background on NavCare and their evolution from a home health company to a post-acute care company, details on remote patient monitoring and how it works, how using remote patient monitoring of the chronically ill can increase revenue, what role does remote patient monitoring play during the coronavirus pandemic? How has remote patient monitoring impacted Medicare reimbursements? How healthcare organizations can initiate a remote patient monitoring program, and more...
Consolidation Of Providers Into Health Systems Increased Substantially, 2016–18
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Michael Furukawa, Senior Economist at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, to discuss their study on provider consolidations into health systems from 2016-2018. Background on AHRQ's study on trends in consolidation of hospitals and physicians in the U.S. Highlights on this episode include: What changes in provider consolidation occurred over the two-year period of the study? How the number of health systems and their size changed over the study time period. How many consolidations were related to mergers and acquisitions, as reported in AHRQ's study? What are some of the ramifications of these consolidations and their effect on the industry? And more...
Structuring a revenue integrity department - lessons from Cedars-Sinai
In this episode, we are joined by Gretchen Case, Executive Director of Compliance and Revenue Integrity at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, to discuss the optimal way to structure a revenue integrity department. Highlights of this episode include: Background on Cedars-Sinai and how its' Revenue Integrity department is divided to handle responsibilities, How Revenue integrity departments can be broken-out into four practical areas: architects, air traffic controllers, law enforcement, and accountants. What does the structure of Cedars-Sinai revenue integrity department look like? Practical advice for hospitals looking to structure a revenue integrity department, and more...
IPPS 2021 Final Rule Summary
In this episode, we are joined by Jimmy Mendez, Senior Manager at BESLER, to discuss highlights from the 2021 IPPS Final Rule. Highlights of this episode include: Details on 2021 IPPS Final Rule and how it can affect a hospital's Medicare reimbursement. How much did the Market Basket Rate increase in this year's final rule? How the 8.29 billion in Uncompensated Care will be distributed in FY 2021, a look at important developments in Wage Index, a review of the new MS-DRGs being added for FY 2021, and more...
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Clear, Relevant, and Insightful Perspectives on Healthcare Finance
This is my go-to podcast for all things Healthcare Finance. It’s practical and relevant, and I think everyone in healthcare finance field should have it on their play list. Great host and great guests. Please keep the podcasts coming, we need the information more now than ever.