This workshop will allow providers and staff to meet the high-level managers of each of the plans and learn more about eligibility, authorizations, formulary lookup, and claims (including billing, compliance, and coding differences). Each plan will ...

RHC Workshop: Enhancing the Provider Experience with Medicare Supplement Plans and more


RHC Workshop: Enhancing the Provider Experience with Medicare Supplement Plans

This workshop will allow providers and staff to meet the high-level managers of each of the plans and learn more about eligibility, authorizations, formulary lookup, and claims (including billing, compliance, and coding differences). Each plan will present these topics and the differences that facilities need to know to get the full impact of their benefits. The workshop will also include a Q/A session on incentives and plan benefits so that members can ask desired questions and get immediate answers. Register here.

    

Rural ACOs that received loans from the CMS succeeded

Medicare saved $82 million through a program in which the CMS loaned rural providers money to launch accountable care organizations. Read more here.

    

CLASSIFIEDS: Tyler Holmes selling Hill Rom Accumax mattresses

Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital in Winona has 25 Hill Rom Accumax mattresses (35”x84”) that are equipped with air. Two air pumps will also go with the purchase of all 25 mattresses (PCU2 Accumax Pump). The mattresses are 1 ½ years old and are in great condition. They are asking $400 per mattress or $375 per mattress if you purchase all 25 mattresses.  

If you are interested or for more information, contact Stan Rodgers, Facility Manager, at stan.rodgers@thmh.org or (662)230-1666.

    

Allevant offers webinar on thriving with swing beds

Allevant Solutions will host a webinar at 2 p.m. CDT Aug. 23 on post-acute transitional care utilizing the swing bed program and the quality and financial impact to your CAH. Participants will be able to understand the value of developing high-quality post-acute transitional care in CAHs in response to a growing patient population and demands and challenges in acute care hospitals. Participants will also begin to quantify the opportunity and understand the key steps to initiate, implement, and track progress in developing high-quality post-acute transitional care.

Register online here.

    

Senate hearing highlights FCC efforts to expand broadband, telehealth

Testifying at a Senate hearing on Aug. 16 on Federal Communications Commission policies and oversight, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai highlighted the agency's recent actions to expand access to broadband and telehealth. These include increasing the annual funding cap for the Rural Health Care Program and proposing a $100 million pilot program to expand telehealth. "These steps will enable more rural patients, specifically low-income Americans, to access telemedicine through high-speed broadband," Pai told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

Also testifying at the hearing, Commissioner Brendan Carr said, "With remote patient monitoring and mobile health applications that can be accessed on a smartphone or tablet, we now have the technology to deliver high-quality care directly to patients, regardless of where they are located," noting that "the relatively limited trials to date are showing significant cost savings."

FCC is accepting input on the design of the proposed pilot program through Sept. 10.

    

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