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Panacea Responds to CMS Final Rule Effective October 1, 2018 Requiring Hospitals to Publish their Chargemaster via the Internet

Hospitals have just a few months to ensure their prices are rational and defensible to meet the January 1, 2019 deadline. St. Paul, MN—August 9, 2018—Panacea, a leading provider of mid-revenue cycle management, innovative software and enterprise-level educational solutions announced today that despite industry push-back during the comment period, the CMS Final Rule requires hospitals […]

Webinar: Debunking the Myth: Why Charges Still Matter in the Age of Pricing Transparency

The push for health care price transparency is nothing new and can be traced back almost 20 years. When CMS released their proposed 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rules including “requirements for hospitals to make public, a list of their standard charges via the internet”, it further underscored CMS’ continued effort for hospitals and […]

It’s that time of the year! The 2019 ICD-10 CM and PCS code changes have been released.

Total number of code changes are ICD-10-CM are 473.  279 new codes, 143 revised codes and 51 deactivated codes.

Achieve Significant Efficiencies through a Comprehensive Audit Program to Ensure Compliant Coding and Optimal Reimbursement

A large, multi-specialty practice with more than 1,000 physicians and allied health professionals has been able to achieve significant efficiencies by consolidating a number of core administrative activities, particularly billing, reimbursement, and other financial operations.

It’s a Fact: Revenue Integrity Programs Increase Net Revenue

Is your revenue integrity program performing at full capacity? Perhaps more important, do you have a revenue integrity program (or department) at all? A survey conducted by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) reports that less than half (44%) of providers contacted have a revenue integrity department to track accurate coding and charge capture, establish […]

Panacea to Unveil Enhanced Hospital Strategic Pricing System at HFMA 2018 Conference

Lehi, Utah,  Panacea, a leading provider of mid-revenue cycle management, smart software and enterprise-level educational solutions, will unveil its enhanced strategic pricing system at the 2018 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) annual conference, June 24–27 in Las Vegas. Panacea’s strategic pricing system, Hospital Zero-Base Pricing®, will provide unparalleled functionality, speed and reporting capabilities for large […]

Does your organization have a strategic plan to address CMS FY19 IPPS proposed rule that requires hospitals “to make public their standard charges via the Internet?”

Written By: Fred Stodolak, Executive Vice President, Mark Spehar, Senior Vice President, Financial Services, Henry Gutierrez, Vice President, Financial Services There is an increasing debate surrounding CMS FY2019 IPPS proposed rule, published April 24, that would require hospitals “to make public a list of their standard charges via the internet.” Discussions around this topic have […]

University of Utah Health: Making the Case for Auditing CDI Queries

The University of Utah has taken a unique approach to CDI. They have determined that standards and auditing are critical components of the CDI process. But how does a facility begin auditing queries? And what constitutes a compliant query?

HFMA Awards Panacea “Peer Reviewed” Designation for 2018

May 23, 2018—Panacea, a Career Step company and leading provider of revenue cycle management, smart software and enterprise-level educational solutions, is pleased to announce that after a rigorous review, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has awarded Panacea’s CDMauditor® Hospital Zero-Base Pricing® its “Peer Reviewed by HFMA” designation. Panacea’s Comparative Hospital Data™, Unit Cost Estimator, […]

Cultivating Homegrown Inpatient Auditors

By training coders who already are on staff, hospitals leverage institutional knowledge and build career paths. Changes in payment policies, laws, and regulatory oversight are forcing healthcare organizations to respond to increased regulatory scrutiny and audits. Medicare audits have increased by 936 percent in the past five years*. Ad hoc inpatient audits are no longer enough […]