With maximum readmissions penalties rising to 3% of Medicare base payments in 2015, hospitals have a critical need to understand the drivers of excess readmissions and to work to reduce them.
Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of Medicare revenue enhancement and protection services for hospitals, is pleased to offer a complimentary version of their Readmissions Analytics(SM) tool to assist hospitals with analyzing their 2015 QualityNet Hospital-Specific Reports (HSRs).
The 2015 HSRs released on July 21 allow hospitals to validate their Medicare readmissions penalty calculation for the upcoming year. However, the data contained in these reports can be cumbersome to analyze and does not directly deliver information critical to determining the underlying causes of readmissions.
The complimentary version of the Readmission Analytics tool provided by BESLER can help hospitals quickly glean insights from their HSRs such as:
- The number of days to readmission for each readmission measure
- A summary of the discharge destination of readmissions
- The presence of known clinical contributors to readmissions
- A breakdown of the facilities to which patients are being readmitted
“With maximum readmissions penalties rising to 3% of Medicare base payments in 2015, hospitals have a critical need to understand the drivers of excess readmissions and to work to reduce them,” said Jonathan Besler, BESLER’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The complimentary version of our Readmissions Analytics tool will help hospitals derive insights from their 2015 HSR which they can’t get from the report alone.”
To receive the complimentary version of the Readmissions Analytics tool, hospitals simply provide BESLER with a copy of their 2015 QualityNet HSR. Contact Jim Hunter to get started at jhunter(at)besler(dot)com.
For additional information about both the complimentary and enhanced versions of Readmissions Analytics, visit http://www.besler.com/readmissions/.
About BESLER Consulting
For over 25 years, BESLER has helped hospitals enhance and protect their Medicare revenue. BESLER’s deep domain experience in revenue cycle, reimbursement, compliance and software development has resulted in more than one billion dollars of additional revenue for our clients. For more information, visit http://www.besler.com.
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