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Updated April 2022, this guide provides CAH and RHC executive and management teams with concepts and guidance in developing a sliding fee scale discount program. Gain an understanding of how they relate to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(r) compliance and participation in the National Health Service Corps
The goal of MBQIP is to improve the quality of care provided in CAHs by increasing quality data reporting by CAHs and then driving quality improvement activities based on the data. MBQIP is a quality improvement activity under the Flex grant program from HRSA FORHP.
This report provides key operational strategies that providers may deploy to be successful in alternative payment models and highlights success stories.
Findings from the 2016 Summit has been developed to assist rural hospital leaders in engaging rural health providers in the transition to value-based purchasing and population health.
An Excel-based data collection tool designed to collect participation and improvement data over one grant year to enable accurate reporting of PIMS measures at the end of the grant budget year.
Learn about one hospital’s experience, successes and next steps in preparing for population health, and discover resources that assist providers in transitioning to value-based system.
The purpose of the Summit was to identify strategies for rural provider engagement in transitioning to value-based reimbursement systems. A report with the findings of the Summit has been developed to assist rural hospital leaders in engaging rural health providers in the transition to value-based purchasing and population health. This report is designed to help rural hospitals leaders and providers during the transition.
Leadership tools are a guide to assist with identifying the best structure in which to manage your ICD-10 implementation for the best results. We encourage providers to manage this effort as a program due to the complexity of the project.
Preparing for ICD-10 can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to start or what areas to review or activities to perform. These checklists are designed to give you a basis to get started.
The purpose of the impact diagram and overview is to provide a discussion document that can be leveraged to identify areas within your organization that may be impacted by ICD-10. The diagram and supporting documents provide a good overview of the various tasks to be completed.
The impacted systems diagram is designed to illustrate the complexities of the information technology systems that are impacted by ICD-10. Once you have an understanding of your impacted systems, you can use the included template to build your own map. This is very useful in planning for testing activities and sequencing.
The major activity diagram represents an illustration of the major activities and approximate timeline in which these activities should be completed as part of ICD-10 implementation. You can leverage this timeline to compare your progress in specific activities to determine if you should modify planning assumptions or accelerate your work efforts.
The sample project plan is a Microsoft Project template with activities we have identified based on our experience conducting ICD-10 assessments. This plan can be used as a basis for your facility to build a comprehensive implementation plan.
The sample budget is a Microsoft Excel template to assist in tracking costs related to ICD-10 remediation. These costs can include both people and material costs, such as additional support staff, project management, software/hardware, and consulting assistance.
WEDI estimates a 20% to 40% impact on your cash flow due to ICD-10 implementation after go-live. To help you estimate the potential impact to your organization for planning purposes, we have developed a template in Microsoft Excel to show the impact on days cash.
Managing an ICD-10 project is like managing many smaller projects as part of a larger program or group of related projects. The project control templates available above can assist with managing a large program of projects.
A critical component of ICD-10 compliance is ensuring your trading partners are ready when you are. If your trading partners are not ready, it could lead to claim denials or revenue loss impacting cash flow.
This guide has been developed to provide rural hospital executive and management teams with generally accepted best practice concepts in developing the necessary financial strategies to survive the transition from a volume-based to a system based on value.