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Health Care Industry Updates

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

FCC Announces New Healthcare Consulting Company!

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Our Firm has formed a new healthcare consulting company called Microscope.  Microscope is comprised of seasoned healthcare professionals that bring a variety of multi-disciplinary skills (all in one place) to assist healthcare systems, hospitals, continuing care providers and physician practices achieve their strategic objectives. Microscope is a unique healthcare consultancy company that focuses on the […]

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Friday, June 12, 2020

HHS Announces Enhanced Provider Portal, Relief Fund Payments for Safety Net Hospitals, Medicaid & CHIP Providers

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On June 9th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional distributions to be made from the Provider Relief Fund.  The distributions include approximately $15 billion to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs and have not received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Allocation.  Providers can […]

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

COVID-19 Resources for the Healthcare Industry

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Below are the latest publications regarding COVID-19 in the healthcare industry: April 8, 2020: How Post-Acute Care Can Navigate COVID-19 Challenges April 2, 2020: Telehealth’s New Relevancy Amid COVID-19 April 2, 2020: A Checklist for Managing Patient Surge During COVID-19 April 2, 2020: Healthcare Impacts of COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration April 2, 2020: Healthcare Takeaways […]

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Can Telemedicine Help Tame Health Benefit Cost Inflation?

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Many years ago, telemedicine essentially consisted of interaction between doctors in large hospitals and patients in remote rural clinics via closed-circuit TV. Since then, it has exploded into a far more sophisticated, venture capital-fueled industry. Multiple technologies now equip health care providers with immediate clinical data that can assist them with rapid diagnoses and patient monitoring. […]

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Monday, March 9, 2020

COVID-19 Tests Emergency Preparedness in Healthcare

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Unfortunately, the time for activating your Emergency Operations Plan is here.  Every healthcare facility needs to activate the Pandemic Threat portion of your specific threats from your required Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA).  With uncertainty surrounding both means of transmission and incubation period of COVID-19 – it may be that the virus has already infiltrated your […]

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

THE FUTURE OF INTEGRATED CARE IN NEW YORK STATE’S MEDICAID PROGRAM

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The State of New York is seeking a four-year extension/renewal of its Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as of September 17, 2019, hoping to build upon the success of DSRIP 1.0. The goal? To gain more time—and money—for value-based payment (VBP) arrangements to mature, […]

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Webinar: Let’s Be Clear…The New Price Transparency Rules are a Big Deal!

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What does your organization need to consider in order to successfully comply with the new Executive Order? Wednesday, December 11th 12pm-1:00pm Who Should Attend? This program will be most beneficial to Finance professionals, CFO’s, CEO’s, Office/Practice Managers Instructors: Richard T. (Terry) Lang, FHFMA, CPA, Meghan K. Bankowski, CPA and Jackie Al-Nwiran FREE CPE will be […]

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Friday, May 24, 2019

CMS Primary Cares Initiative-Is Your Practice Ready to Accept the Challenge?

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Overview The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced five new primary care payment models under the Primary Care First (PCF) and Direct Contracting (DC) tracts.  Titled “CMS Primary Cares Initiative,” the overall objective of this program is to reduce administrative burdens and empower primary […]

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Operating in the Worst Case Scenario – Business Continuity Planning

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Evacuation of a healthcare facility in an emergency is worst case scenario.  It is a drastic decision caused by catastrophic events. Often control of the decision to evacuate is not in your hands. It’s made by public safety officials – police and fire—who have determined your facility is not safe.  It is a decision that […]

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