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Revenue Improvement

Revenue Improvement Case Study: Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy

Blue & Co. reviewed publicly available information on a 120 bed, non-profit, acute-care hospital. The data suggested there was revenue improvement opportunity in their outpatient physical and occupational therapy departments. The department had approximately 27,000 patient visits the previous year. During an assessment, we co-validated a significant set of revenue improvement opportunities: charge capture improvement, […]

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Patient Experience Competencies

Patient Experience Competencies to Drive Your Consumerism Strategy

The concept of consumerism in healthcare delivery is rooted and shaped in the world of retail services. To keep it simple, patient experience competencies should drive your consumerism strategy. However, it is primarily driven by high deductible health plans, changing technology, shifting patient demographics and value-based care payer contracts, healthcare care consumerism and the experience […]

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Annual Wellness Visit

Annual Wellness Visit: Your Organization Should Care

Beginning 2011, Medicare began covering the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) as a yearly appointment with a primary care provider (PCP) to create or update a personalized prevention plan at no cost to the beneficiary. This plan may help prevent illness based on current health and risk factors. It is not a routine physical, and an […]

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Medicare Administrative Contractors

Medicare Administrative Contractors: Audit Trend

How to Protect Dual Eligible Reimbursement from Audit Scrutiny In the past year, there has been a new audit trend emerging amongst MACs (Medicare Administrative Contractors). In some cases, this trend has led to significant decreases in crossover reimbursement due to audit adjustments. Adjustments are occurring when providers are unable to support and prove Medicaid […]

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Rural Health Clinic Reimbursement Changes

Rural Health Clinic Reimbursement Changes and Opportunities

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2021. Included in this bill are comprehensive Rural Health Clinic reimbursement changes and provide possible new opportunities for both RHCs and hospitals. Rural Health Clinic Medicare Rates The most significant change included in the CAA was made to the RHC Medicare rates. […]

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An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations

On-Demand Webinar: An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations

WellSky will be hosting a webinar covering An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations on February 9th starting at 11:00 a.m. CST. In December 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the fiscal year 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rules. Less than […]

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340B Reimbursement Update

On-Demand Webinar: The Year of Changes – PFS, FMV, CR, Stark, & AKS

You’re Invited: The Year of Changes – PFS, FMV, CR, Stark, & AKS Webinar There have been a plethora of changes to PFS, FMV, CR, Stark, & AKS over the last few months coming from all different sides, but ultimately meeting in the middle. Join us Thursday, January 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

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HFMA Western Pennsylvania Chapter - Provider Relief Funds: Responsibility & Recognition

On-Demand: Provider Relief Funds Webinar with HFMA Western Pennsylvania

Join us on Friday, January 15 from noon until 1 p.m. for the Provider Relief Funds: Responsibility & Recognition webinar, presented by Blue & Co. and the HFMA Western Pennsylvania Chapter. In this session, attendees will: Become familiar with the Three Phases of Stimulus Releases Have access to relevant resources from HHS, OMB, & AICPA […]

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Blue & Co.'s December 2020 Webinars | Free webinars | Financial services and consulting | PPP | Paycheck Protection Program Webinar | Manufacturing Webinars | Cybersecurity Webinars

Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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Physician Medical Group Recovery Strategies HFMA Webinar

Physician Medical Group Recovery Strategies: 2020 HFMA Webinar

Join us Wednesday, December 16, at Noon EST to learn about Physician Medical Group Recovery Strategies. This event is being put on by HFMA – Region 6 and is free for you to attend! Hospital systems have increasingly utilized the strategy of provider employment to control and enhance patient quality and experience, as well maintain […]

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Wage Index Survey: What Hospitals Need to Know

In this environment of uncertainty, it is important for hospitals to optimize all reimbursement opportunities while staying in compliance with Federal Regulations. One way that hospitals can identify additional reimbursement opportunities is by reviewing their Hospital Wage Index Survey. Since the calculation is complex, it is important for hospitals to understand how the data reported […]

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2020 CMS Final Ruling Webinar

On-Demand Webinar: CMS Final Ruling Webinar

On Thursday, December 17, Dustin Brown and John Wortley presented on the CMS Final Ruling and how it may impact your bottom line. About the Event CMS has recently issued their final changes to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule. These changes are expected to have a significant impact on RVUs, wRVUs, and overall reimbursement. Additionally, […]

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Individual working medicare/medicaid bad debt

Medicare/Medicaid Crossover Accounts: Are They At Risk?

Medicare recently published updated bad debt regulations and the time is NOW to safeguard your Hospital’s reimbursement. Are you following proper guidelines to ensure you can write-off your Medicare/Medicaid crossover accounts? The first step to ensure you are following proper guidelines is to review the “Must-Bill policy” for reimbursement of crossover bad debts below. The easiest […]

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Working on 340B Program Strategy.

Retail Pharmacy Strategy: Is it Time for Your Organization or 340B Program to Consider One?

With current attacks on the 340B Program by some pharmaceutical manufacturers and other challenges affecting patients in need of prescription drugs, is it time for your Hospital or Health Center to consider a retail pharmacy strategy of its own? Some Hospitals and Health Centers own retail pharmacies, but opportunity still exists to improve the patient […]

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Download the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Whitepaper

For several years, the healthcare community has struggled to find balance between reducing administrative burden, accurately recognizing and recording services provided, and upholding and providing the highest quality care possible, all while the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) operates with a budget neutral mandate. If finalized as is, the Proposed Rule1 (CMS-1734-P) will […]

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Webinars

Revenue Improvement

Revenue Improvement Case Study: Outpatient Physical and Occupational Therapy

Blue & Co. reviewed publicly available information on a 120 bed, non-profit, acute-care hospital. The data suggested there was revenue improvement opportunity in their outpatient physical and occupational therapy departments. The department had approximately 27,000 patient visits the previous year. During an assessment, we co-validated a significant set of revenue improvement opportunities: charge capture improvement, […]

Learn More
Patient Experience Competencies

Patient Experience Competencies to Drive Your Consumerism Strategy

The concept of consumerism in healthcare delivery is rooted and shaped in the world of retail services. To keep it simple, patient experience competencies should drive your consumerism strategy. However, it is primarily driven by high deductible health plans, changing technology, shifting patient demographics and value-based care payer contracts, healthcare care consumerism and the experience […]

Learn More
Annual Wellness Visit

Annual Wellness Visit: Your Organization Should Care

Beginning 2011, Medicare began covering the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) as a yearly appointment with a primary care provider (PCP) to create or update a personalized prevention plan at no cost to the beneficiary. This plan may help prevent illness based on current health and risk factors. It is not a routine physical, and an […]

Learn More
Medicare Administrative Contractors

Medicare Administrative Contractors: Audit Trend

How to Protect Dual Eligible Reimbursement from Audit Scrutiny In the past year, there has been a new audit trend emerging amongst MACs (Medicare Administrative Contractors). In some cases, this trend has led to significant decreases in crossover reimbursement due to audit adjustments. Adjustments are occurring when providers are unable to support and prove Medicaid […]

Learn More
Rural Health Clinic Reimbursement Changes

Rural Health Clinic Reimbursement Changes and Opportunities

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2021. Included in this bill are comprehensive Rural Health Clinic reimbursement changes and provide possible new opportunities for both RHCs and hospitals. Rural Health Clinic Medicare Rates The most significant change included in the CAA was made to the RHC Medicare rates. […]

Learn More
An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations

On-Demand Webinar: An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations

WellSky will be hosting a webinar covering An Outpatient Rehabilitation Update: Practical Strategies for Success with New Regulations on February 9th starting at 11:00 a.m. CST. In December 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the fiscal year 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rules. Less than […]

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