On July 16, 2020 Cleverley + Associates presented a webinar on the final rule on hospital price transparency and the requirements for individual hospitals and systems.
Content included a description of the price transparency guidelines effective 1/1/21, a list of important action items hospitals must implement, and a discussion of the two different ways prices must be published.
A recording of the webinar can be viewed here!
Thanks to great attendance and participation in this eve...
Healthcare and hospital finance have changed dramatically over the last few years, and yet there are many things that seem slow to change. One of these is the continued reliance on Adjusted Discharges or Adjusted Patient Days.
Adjusted Patient Days made perfect sense at one time. The percentage of outpatient revenue was less than 20 percent of total operating revenue, and many hospitals were being paid on a cost or per-diem basis. After that, the primary metric for total hospital volume w...
Shoppable services, and the issues of pricing transparency indelibly connected to them, are a hot topic in the hospital industry. In the past we’ve created several reports to help 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. In that spirit, we created the Cleverley Consumer Shoppable Report.
This report allows you to compare your hospital’s charges with those of selec...
The 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) proposed
rule is out and as data nerds, we could not wait to dig into it and see what
changed. A comparison of Table 5 – listing of MS-DRGs and relative weights – is
a great place to start.
Quick refresher on terms:
Severity-Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) is a classification system for
inpatient discharges that helps standardize payment of services.Relative
Weight (RW) reflects the patient’s severity of illness and is a m...