A debate has been brewing over the past few years surrounding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandatory and voluntary bundled payment programs. The eventual goal is to shift healthcare providers from fee-for-service payment models to those that are value-based, the most popular being mandatory and voluntary bundled payments. Click to read it all!
Transitional Care Management (TCM) programs provide high quality care, when your patients need it most. Do you understand your role in ensuring that patients do not fall through the cracks during a transition of their care? Does your practice miss key components to ensure the success of a TCM program in your office? This education session provides a great overview of the TCM requirements and how to avoid unnecessary pitfalls.
Michael Markowitz of TC Services USA joins the podcast in a truly educational episode. He discusses how his company helps agencies take full advantage of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (referred to commonly as WOTC). This incentive pays an employer $2400 per new employee hired - as long as the new employee meets certain criteria. Within the post-acute healthcare industry, Michael figures less than 10% of employers are taking advantage of this credit. We try to figure out why more companies are not doing this, and he has some good insights as to why. He also lays out the internal machinations of how the red tape works, and how his company helps take the scissors to that.
This is a very straightforward topic and something can impact you and your organization today.
Michael's company website: http://www.tcservicesusa.com/
Michael's software website: http://www.wotcsoftware.com
Curaport's website: http://www.curaport.com
Many patients that are discharged from the hospital for Home Health are at high-risk for rehospitalization, but yet little physician engagement to provide a coordinated care experience. Lisa Kidd, of Baptist Home Health Care provides education on how to develop a program that provides a safety net and true continuation of care across the different entities of the healthcare continuum: Health System, Physician, and all aspects of Home & Community Based Services.
Barrett Daniels, my friend and CEO of NextStep Advisor, checks in and talks about the convergence of Healthcare, Wall Street and the IPO world.
We talk about why there are not more 'prominent' Healthcare IPO's and stocks with sex appeal, what makes a healthcare company ready for an IPO, we take a brief foray into politics as it relates to healthcare, and discuss reverse mergers (I was really lost at this point).
We even somehome manage to talk about the cinematic classic Grease 2.
http://nextstepadvisory.com/ (Barrett's company)
With the New Year in full swing have you implemented A/R practices that will allow you to meet the goals you have ahead? Do you have your “finger on the pulse” of your business? And what will you be measuring this year?