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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VHHA Members Recognized in Truven 100 Top Hospital Study

Henrico Doctor’s Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Sentara Leigh Hospital have been named among Truven Health’s 100 Top Hospital study. For 24 years, the 100 Top Hospital program has conducted an annual study based on publicly available data that includes metrics such as length of state, mortality, cost efficiency, and patient experience. The goal…

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Truven Benchmarking Tool Supports Operational Performance Improvement

Now, more than ever, health care organizations need to sharpen their ability to identify and act on operational performance improvement opportunities. The key to success is realistic comparisons with best-in-class organizations, or benchmarking. The Truven Health ActionOI® performance improvement solution has tools that can be used to evaluate operational and financial performance head-to-head with organizations…

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Complimentary Webinar on Preparing for Episode Payment Models Set for Feb. 15

The Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment Models (EPM) Final Rule is another step toward adoption of value-based care. However, recent comments have some wondering if CMS bundled payment programs will be delayed or otherwise altered by the new administration. Despite uncertainty in Washington, there is widespread agreement that the future of care delivery is…

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Two VHHA Member Providers Named on Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital List

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital have been named among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in Truven Health Analytics’ “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2017” study. The study has been conducted by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company, for 18 years. The national study from Truven, a VHHA Shared Services endorsed vendor,…

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