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Tips to Prepare for the New Hospital Price Transparency Standard

By Dan Vincent, CHFP, CIA, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, MHA
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By Georgia Green, MS, CHFP
Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams

Hospitals face a new standard of price transparency following the November 27, 2019, release of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Price Transparency Rule.
The new rule requires hospitals to: The American Hospital Association (AHA) and 34 states challenged the rule, but a federal judge supported the CMS decision. While there’s an appeal to delay the implementation date, a new standard of hospital price transparency is imminent. This article is an overview of the rule in addition to steps your organization can take to prepare for any upcoming changes. Read article
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Working During a Pandemic: Relationships Are the Key

By Danna Beal, M.Ed.
International Speaker Author and Coach

Coping in a pandemic is a skill in which we have not been trained, nor have we experienced an event of this worldwide magnitude in our lifetime. Healthcare, the essential service needed to deal with this health crisis, has had an inordinate amount of responsibility and has been required to shoulder so much throughout the country in a multitude of ways. New information, new discoveries, new guidelines are contributing to a constant sense of, “What’s next?”  Read article
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Much Ado About Covid

By Craig B. Garner
Founder, Garner Health Law Corporation

Once upon a time severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused the 2019 novel coronavirus, a pandemic commonly known as COVID-19 or simply COVID. Considered to be of zoonotic origin, COVID is closely related to bat coronaviruses, pangolin coronaviruses and SARS-CoV, although the full extent of the pandemic’s epidemiology may take years to unfold. Nearing the fifth-month since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the medical community, the media and the masses continue to debate the efficacy of social distancing, masks and the mortality rate while the general structure of modern civilization as it existed in late February 2020 continues to crumble.  Read article
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Health care experts forecast how hospitals must prepare for the Post-Covid-19 Crisis – Six Things to Do

By Tom Dougherty, FACHE, Principal, COPE Health Solutions
By Allen Miller, Principal, COPE Health Solutions

The coronavirus pandemic has heaped inconceivable loss on Americans. Acute, and potentially longer term structural, financial ramifications have impacted individuals to institutions. The federal government has spent trillions in relief dollars to date and is now considering a fifth round of relief funds in an attempt and to avert a potential depression and jump-start the economy. Only tough choices lie ahead as it is clear that the lack of a coordinated response to the novel coronavirus epidemic is creating confusion at state and local levels, potentially hampering the ability to get infections under control.  Read article
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The Wage and Hour Implications of Having All Hands On Deck

By Alexander Polishuk
Attorney, Polsinelli

During a storm or other emergency, a command from the captain of a vessel for “all hands on deck” means that all crew is to report to the deck immediately and help navigate the ship through the storm. With the COVID-19 pandemic stubbornly continuing to spread through the country, medical institutions are findings themselves in a similar, precarious, all hands on deck position. Understandably, the concern over timekeeping and payroll is rarely at the forefront. However, once the pandemic is controlled, as is usually the case, past payroll issues can form the genesis of class actions, which can cost healthcare institutions millions in wage-and-hour litigation.  Read article

Most Downloaded Articles

The following articles were downloaded most often from January 2019 through August 2020.
  1. An Overview of the Nurse Manager’s Guide to Budgeting and Finance 2nd Edition By Al Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FIAAN, FAAN (downloaded 11,100+ times)
  2. 5 Ways to Shift from Fighting Fires to Emerging from COVID-19 Successfully By Karl Rebay, Partner, Health Care Consulting Group, Moss Adams and By Craig Vercruysse, Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 2,800+ times)
  3. How to Combat Coronavirus Operations Complications By Dahlia Mak, Managing Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 2,500+ times)
  4. 4 Ways Lean Health Care Helps Hospitals Confront Sepsis and Other Safety Concerns By Dahlia Mak, Managing Partner, Lean Health Care Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 2,400+ times)
  5. How Optional is Optional? The Interim Payment Assessment under the Patient Driven Payment Model By Ellie Tucker, Attorney, Polsinelli and Bragg Hemme, Attorney, Polsinelli (downloaded 1,900+ times)
  6. COVID-19: How Hospitals and Health Systems Can Brace For a Pandemic By Allen Miller, COPE Health Solutions, Elizabeth DuBois, DNP, FNP-BC, AAHIVS, COPE Health Solutions, Margaret Peterson, PhD, Executive Consultant, COPE Health Solutions (downloaded 1,800+ times)
  7. Overcoming Burnout: Recharging, Reenergizing and Restoring Your Power By Danna Beal, M.Ed. (downloaded 1,800+ times)
  8. COVID-19 Grants and Funding Updates for the Health Care Sector By Karl Rebay, Partner, Health Care Consulting Group, Moss Adams and By Georgia Green, Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams (downloaded 1,800+ times)
  9. Helping Patients Overcome Fear to get Vital Care back on Track: Six Things to Do By Tom Dougherty, FACHE, Principal, COPE Health Solutions and By Elizabeth DuBois, DNP, Vice President, COPE Health Solutions (downloaded 1,700+ times)
  10. Thinking Outside the Excel Spreadsheet: Healing the Workplace Culture By Danna Beal, M.Ed. (downloaded 1,600+ times)