PowerObjects to Present Webinar on Using Dynamics CRM to Avoid Medicare Reimbursement Cuts

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Hospitals Must Reduce Readmissions for Certain Conditions or Face Penalties; PowerObjects Presents DREAM Solution

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Avoiding Medicare reimbursement cuts is top of mind for hospitals right now. We built the DREAM solution to help answer the very real problem hospitals face as they try to lower their Medicare readmission rates.

PowerObjects, a professional services firm 100% focused on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, is pleased to announce two upcoming webinars on the Discharge Readmission Evaluation and Management (DREAM) solution. This system was built in response to new rules in the Affordable Care Act, which will penalize hospitals that have high rates of Medicare beneficiaries who are readmitted for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia.

Registration is open for both webinars. Part A in the series, How to Avoid Medicare Reimbursement Cuts, will be held on April 17th from 2:00-3:00 pm CDT. Part B in the series, An In-Depth Look at the DREAM Solution, will be held on May 2nd from 2:00-3:00 pm CDT. Both webinars are open to the public.

“Avoiding Medicare reimbursement cuts is top of mind for hospitals right now,” says Dr. Timothy Pratt, Health & Life Sciences Solution Design Consultant at PowerObjects. “We built the DREAM solution to help answer the very real problem hospitals face as they try to lower their Medicare readmission rates—because if they don’t, they are going to feel the pain in reduced reimbursements. This is projected by the Congressional Budget Office to add up to billions of dollars in reduced base-operating DRGs for over 2,600 hospitals across the US.”

The DREAM solution runs on a Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform that identifies patients who are at risk of being readmitted and automates follow-up activities such as appointment reminders, recovery care documents, tracking of key condition indicators, and involvement of family and community care as needed. It is designed as an affordable solution that integrates with systems that hospitals already have in place, such as Electronic Health Records (EHR).

“As it stands now, hospitals don’t have the right systems in place to begin addressing the Medicare readmission reduction problem in an efficient manner,” says Dr. Pratt. “The Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform leverages familiar and ubiquitous Microsoft systems and tools like Word and Outlook for maximum efficiency and minimum outlay. The design paradigm was to provide a low burden, high impact solution to improve patient outcomes and decrease Hospitals’ risk exposure – our physician advisors feel this solution meets those design goals.”

The DREAM solution is just one of many in PowerObjects’ RxRM initiative, which are XRM solutions configured to meet the unique and complex needs of healthcare organizations. As a solutions design consultant, Dr. Pratt works closely with a Medical Advisory Board of physicians and other healthcare professionals to develop affordable Dynamics CRM solutions for organizations in the health and life sciences.

About PowerObjects

Established in 1993, PowerObjects is 100% focused on providing service, support, education and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. As a Microsoft Partner Gold Certified in the CRM competency and Microsoft Dynamics 2012 Partner of the Year, PowerObjects has an impressive and rapidly growing list of customers benefiting from Microsoft CRM/XRM. PowerObjects fully embraces the power of customer choice and offers hosted, on-premise and online CRM deployment options. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices in Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Omaha and Philadelphia, PowerObjects provides CRM solutions to businesses and non-profit organizations in multiple industries including healthcare, life sciences, insurance, financial services, publishing, distribution, manufacturing and professional services.

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