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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.
Contract Concierge

Contract Concierge

Coming soon! Contract benchmarking, modeling, and measurement through personal consulting with industry experts.
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Strategic Advisor

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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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The state of Nevada has continued its ascent to the leading cost position in the nation as it was ranked 6th lowest three years ago, 2nd two years ago, and first in the current national study.  Not surprisingly, the Las Vegas metro area was among the five lowest cost metro areas.  Some might be surprised, though, that two California metro areas lead the way for cost position.  It’s important to note that the HCI is adjusted for cost-of-living, so, this allows for higher cost-of-living areas ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  The chargemaster, or CDM (charge description master), is an integral component of hospital financial strategy, reimbursement, and the revenue cycle. It is important to understand the complexities of the CDM as well as the consequences of even seemingly simple changes. Throughout the year, this “menu” of hospital service prices changes to reflect minor adjustments. Larger modifications are typically implemented at least once a year to maintain policy changes and stay competitive in an ...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
The effects of Maryland’s all-payer rate regulation, the only of its kind in the nation, are clearly seen in the HCI results where Maryland hospital charges are approximately one-third of the US average.  As rate changes have been heavily limited for the past thirty-plus years, it’s no surprise to see Maryland and the Baltimore metro area as the lowest charge regions in the country.  As we know, payment is the real key in hospital-rate setting and our latest research on charges supports that...
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The FY19 IPPS Proposed Rule contains a section for requirements for hospitals to make public a list of their standard charges via the internet. This section of the proposed rule revisits a reminder contained in the FY15 IPPS Proposed Rule and ultimately the initial calls for transparency in the Affordable Care Act (specifically, 2718(e) of the Public Health Service Act). That language required hospitals to “either make public a list of their standard charges (whether that be the chargemaster ...

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