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Hospitals Demand National Standards For Prior Authorizations

Hospitals are demanding national standards for prior authorizations regardless of which Payer they are working with. Hospitals often believe they have followed the required steps and process flawlessly, only to discover their claim was denied. This inevitably leads to a painful and lengthy appeals process. This article addresses the pain points many providers are feeling

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New Rule Requires Hospitals To Provide Skilled Nursing Quality Data At Discharge

CMS has finalized a new rule requiring hospitals to give patients better visibility to their post-acute provider choices. This rule will not impact the anti-steering regulations that prevent hospitals from recommending specific skilled nursing facilities, but rather enlighten the patient to make a more informed decision to their post-acute care while also considering their goals

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SNF’s Negatively Impacted By Prior Ownership

With mergers-and-acquisitions becoming more prevalent in the skilled nursing space, many operators are experiencing issues with negative press, difficulties obtaining bank loans, and even Star rating impacts bubbling up from the previous owners. For more on this, please see the article below. View Article Here

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Michigan Number One In Cybercrime Complaints

Cyberattack prevention is more important than ever. The overwhelming majority of ransomware attacks are targeted towards small businesses that can’t afford to spend on defense. Companies have been found to pay up to four times as much to resolve an attack than they would have to prevent one. As PHI is incredibly valuable, it will

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UnitedHealthcare’s 2020 Medicare Advantage Plans To Expand

With their 2020 nationwide expansion, 90% of Medicare beneficiaries will have access to a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan. Through our close relationship with UnitedHealthcare, we’ve brought contracts to multiple facilities recently. If working with UHC is of interest to you, connect with us to see how our strategy may be mutually beneficial. View Article Here

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