Data Firm can help VHHA Members Reduce Practice Subsidies, Prepare for Population Health

VHHA Shared Services is pleased to announce it has selected Engage Practice Solutions, an innovative data benchmarking and performance analytics company, to assist member hospitals and health systems with provider network profitability. The company’s benchmarking and predictive analytics tools utilize its patent-pending Patient Complexity Index© (PCI). Developed by clinicians, PCI provides patient severity adjusted viewpoints…

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Beyond EMR: Four Best Practices for Optimizing Efficiency

As hospitals and clinicians have settled in to the relatively new world of electronic medical records (EMR), there is an interest in finding new ways to maximize that investment and benefit from the vast datasets these systems collect. Care Logistics, a VHHA Shared Services endorsed partner,  helps health care organizations achieve maximum benefits by aligning…

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FairCode Associates’ CDI Services Help Hospitals Identify Missed Opportunities

Financial reimbursements on inpatient cases are being driven down by the move to outpatient, value-based agreements, and the ever-increasing complexity of coding regulations. Given those conditions, what are sound clinical documentation strategies to receive fair reimbursements for services rendered? The answers to the following five questions can help your organization, and its clinical documentation improvement…

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Care Logistics Deploys Best Practice Patient Care Progression at the Unit Level

With Care Logistics’ Care Progression solution, your care teams can more effectively work toward a common care plan and length-of-stay goal for each patient. Staff can readily identify patients who aren’t progressing as expected and reasons why, giving teams confidence that progression barriers are being addressed proactively. Nursing units provide timely, quality patient care which…

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Optimize Inpatient Services through Enhanced Care Team Coordination

Endorsed by VHHA Shared Services, Care Logistics helps hospitals optimize the prioritization and allocation of inpatient services. With Order Logistics software and processes, Care Logistics clients benefit from real time tracking of all current and planned individual patient clinical activity, room assignments, admission and discharge times, and movements. Some specific enhancements include: Patient services (lab,…

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NAVEOS, Shared Services Offer Free Dec. 6 Webinar on CMS Uncompensated Care Payments

Early next month, NAVEOS and VHHA Shared Services are offering a complimentary webinar: “Worksheet S-10 is Here to Stay – What Happens to My Uncompensated Care Payment Now?” The webinar will be held Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. EST. Interested participants can register through this link. This live webinar will focus on preparing for the…

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Improve Patient Experience through High Reliability Process Engineering

VHHA Shared Services has selected Care Logistics as a distinctly unique patient care progression company that combines breakthrough approaches to care coordination with innovative care progression software. Care Logistics is committed to helping its customers achieve dramatic results in patient throughput, quality, and experience. The Care Logistics team has extensive expertise in process engineering, change…

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Cost Reporting Rule to be Implemented Sooner than Expected

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this month released the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. CMS intends to move forward with last year’s proposal on how to distribute the uncompensated care pool (UCP) based on charity care and non-Medicare…

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