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Rate Advisor

Rate Advisor

We analyze hospital prices at the procedure code level and present an analysis of suggested rate changes designed to enhance the defensibility of proposed pricing with sensitivity to financial impact.
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Coming soon! Contract benchmarking, modeling, and measurement through personal consulting with industry experts.
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We utilize extensive proprietary and public data sources to create fact-based, actionable plans to address specific client objectives.
HospitalDx®

HospitalDx®

Web-based software that creates custom analyses of financial/operating strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. Utilizes client-submitted claims data as well as national public-use data.
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Friday, July 12, 2019
On June 24th, President Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to lower healthcare costs through improved price transparency. The focus of the order is to provide patients access to pricing information for scheduled services and the out-of-pocket costs they may incur. It aims to eliminate barriers to price and quality transparency, to increase the availability of meaningful price and quality information for patients and to enhance patients’ control over their own healthcare resource...
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Version 37 incorporates changes to our MSDRG list as well as associated relative weights.  From FY 2019 to FY 2020 two (2) MSDRGs are removed and two (2) MSDRGs have been created. To what extent is Relative Weight changing from FY 2019 to FY 2020? *Data Source: CMS, FY 2019 & 2020 Table 5 *Data Source: CMS, FY 2019 & 2020 Table 5 Based on the data presented, the clear majority of MSDRG relative weights are experiencing an increase or decrease less than 5% (5...
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
The FY 2020 IPPS Proposed rule introduces a new approach to the hospital wage index to address payment differences between low and high wage index hospitals.  CMS proposes to increase the wage index for hospitals with a wage index value below the 25thpercentile (.8482 for FY 2020) and decrease the wage index for hospitals with a wage index value above the 75thpercentile (1.0351 for FY 2020) as well as changing the calculation of the rural floor.  CMS also proposes these p...
Friday, April 19, 2019
What is the Transparency Fifty™? This report identifies the 50 most common outpatient procedures where hospitals compete with free-standing entities. This helps hospitals who are searching for strategies to reduce prices, by focusing on procedures where they are likely to have the most competition from free-standing providers.  Cleverley + Associates first released this report about a year ago, using 2016 Medicare charge data, but we updated it for 2017. For this current vers...

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