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COVID-19 Documentation Essentials for Healthcare Providers

Posted 3:15 PM by
Many healthcare providers have gladly welcomed the variety of economic relief programs designed to soften the financial blow during the coronavirus outbreak. As cash flow management concerns, changes in patient care, and operational issues take center stage, documentation of these funds and how they are used can easily be neglected.
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More COVID-19 Relief Funding on the Way for Healthcare Providers

Posted 8:27 PM by
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a new $20 billion distribution for healthcare providers from the Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund. Beginning on April 24, certain providers will receive funds based on information contained in their Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cost reports.
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7 Important Actions for Physician Practices to Take During the Pandemic

Posted 9:55 PM by
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an array of obstacles for all healthcare providers. While many healthcare workers are front-and-center caring for those suffering from the disease, independent physician practices are suffering from declining patient volumes and a prohibition on elective surgeries. These financial challenges are forcing practices to assess how they can continue to operate during these turbulent times, as healthcare leaders triage their own practices. Here are seven important actions that all physician practices should be taking during this time.
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Healthcare Providers to Receive CARES Act Emergency Relief Funding Immediately

Posted 10:20 PM by
The Department of Health and Human Services announced April 10 that it is immediately beginning to distribute $30 billion of economic relief to eligible healthcare providers feeling the strain of expenses and lost revenue due to COVID-19. The funding is part of the healthcare-focused provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which designated $100 billion to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund.
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Hospitals May Utilize ASCs and Other Facilities for COVID-19 Patient Surge

Posted 10:45 PM by
The healthcare industry is collectively bracing for a surge of coronavirus-infected patients who need hospitalization. Estimates vary on when the wave of patients will crest, but rapid infection will undoubtedly strain existing resources, leaving hospitals with more patients than available beds or isolation areas. 
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CMS Allows Medical Groups to Borrow From Future Medicare Payments

Posted 4:30 PM by
The coronavirus pandemic has upended the normal operations of nearly all medical groups. Whether you are experiencing a surge in patient volume or a devasting drought, maintaining cash flow is a chief concern.
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Charles, Curry to Present at Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2019 Annual Meeting

Posted 4:30 PM by
Katz, Sapper & Miller’s David Charles and Lisa Curry will present at the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons’ 2019 Annual Meeting. The event will take place from May 31-June 2 in French Lick, IN and will bring together plastic surgeons from five states: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Preparing Your Hospital’s Strategic Plan

Posted 1:45 PM by
The Affordable Care Act turned the traditional healthcare business model on its head by reducing fee-for-service reimbursement levels and turning the focus toward value. Now the questions that every hospital and health system leader must answer are: How can we improve population health and patient care in a value-based environment, and what is the appropriate level of investment?
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Blish to Present at American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives' 2019 Annual Conference

Posted 1:50 PM by
David Blish, director of healthcare consulting in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Healthcare Resources Group, will present at the American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives’ (AAOE) 2019 Annual Conference. Taking place May 5-8 in Nashville, TN, the conference brings together orthopedic hospital and practice administrators, managing physicians, educators, and industry partners for meaningful discussion and education about practice management, strategic initiatives, and the latest industry trends.
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Heaton to Present at NERVES 2019 Annual Meeting

Posted 12:45 PM by
Mike Heaton, partner in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Healthcare Resources Group, will present at the Neurosurgery Executives’ Resource Value & Education Society’s (NERVES) 2019 Annual Meeting. Taking place April 11-13 in San Diego, CA, the event brings together neurosurgery professionals from across the country and equips them with tools to help navigate the evolving landscape of neurosurgery practice management.
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