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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.

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 […]

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 […]

Panacea Responds to CMS FY19 IPPS Proposed Rules Requiring Hospitals to Publish Their Chargemaster Prices Online

Lehi Utah, May 10, 2018 Panacea announced today that their Hospital Zero-Base Pricing® system will align with the proposed IPPS rules for FY 2019 released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The proposed rules issued by CMS on April 24 require healthcare organizations to publish their “standard charges” online by January 1, […]

Key Learnings from HCCA 2018 Compliance Institute Conference.

We had a great time at HCCA’s Compliance Institute conference in Las Vegas and enjoyed meeting everyone.  It’s always so exciting to see all of the strategies and methods professionals across the healthcare industry are using to accomplish their diverse goals.

Panacea Offers Focused Audit Service in Response to United, Anthem and other Payer Attempts to Reduce Level 4 and 5 Reimbursements

Lehi, Utah, April 20, 2018 – In response to recent initiatives from United Health, Anthem and other Payers, Panacea announced a service for providers to proactively identify their financial risk.