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