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Richter E-books Blog

Contract Controller Services – Expertise, Insight and Performance to Boost Efficiency and Drive Profitability

Posted by Richter on Nov 10, 2017 9:04:53 AM

These days, accounting and finance professionals are in high demand, and that reality has made it increasingly difficult for long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations to attract and retain qualified controllers. This challenge extends across the LTPAC spectrum. Yet smaller LTPAC organizations in particular may find it cost prohibitive to hire a full-time controller.

Richter Healthcare Consultant's new e-book provides a broad snapshot of contract controller services—what they are, why they’re important in LTPAC settings, how they measure up against in-house controllers and what to look for in a contract controller.

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Topics: Accounting

Phase 2 Mega Rule Facility Assessment Tool

Posted by Richter on Aug 25, 2017 12:17:58 PM

The Phase 2 roll-out of the Mega Rule Requirements of Participation is approaching quickly. One of the requirements of Phase 2 is the Facility Assessment. The Facility Assessment is a written report including items such as patient population, resources and risk assessments. Skilled nursing facilities will be required to complete the Facility Assessment by November 28, 2017, and annually thereafter.

Richter Healthcare Consultants has put together a template for use by the facility when completing the Facility Assessment.

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Topics: Clinical Consulting

Additional Development Request (ADR) Tracking Log

Posted by Richter on Aug 24, 2017 1:31:45 PM

Nearly every provider has been the recipient of the dreaded Additional Development Request (ADR) letter from a Medicare contractor or managed care organization. ADRs are becoming more and more frequent, so it’s imperative to become savvier in the ways in which you manage them.

Compiling all of the necessary documentation for an ADR can be a daunting task. With our ADR Tracking Log, you will be able to easily prepare yourself for a successful ADR. 

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Topics: Clinical Consulting

Triple Check Checklist

Posted by Richter on Aug 23, 2017 3:28:35 PM

The Triple Check Checklist is an internal audit process that will help ensure your organization's billing accuracy prior to submission of claims to Medicare for review and payment. 

Download our Triple Check Checklist if you are an:

  • Administrator
  • Business Office Manager
  • DON/Medical Records
  • MDS Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation/Therapy Department

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Topics: Clinical Consulting

Mega-Rule Quick Reference Guide

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 5:24:34 PM

In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released its long-awaited nursing facility “Mega-Rule” – also called the Final Rule – so named because it represents by far the most comprehensive revision of CMS’ requirements for nursing homes since 1991.

The overarching goal of the Mega-Rule is to improve patient care and safety for the nearly 1.5 million residents in the more than 15,000 long-term care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. 

Our 2016 Mega-Rule Quick Reference Guide will help your facility to better understand the Mega-Rule and its specific components.

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Topics: Medicaid Consulting

QAPI—Your Guide to the New LTPAC and SNF Standard for Quality Assurance and Performance

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 5:19:16 PM

In long-term post-acute care settings, the only thing that is constant is change. There is, however, one process that endures—Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement, or QAPI.

Richter Healthcare Consultants’ Clinical Consulting team works closely with our skilled nursing facility (SNF) and home health clients to provide education, technical assistance and support in the development of a QAPI program. 

Our QAPI e-book includes the following chapters:

  1. What is QAPI? Understanding QAPI Basics
  2. The Five Elements of QAPI
  3. The 12 Steps of QAPI
  4. Implementing Performance Improvement Projects (PIP) as a Part of a QAPI Program
  5. Implementing QAPI Program Planning and Processes
  6. Case Study: How One Facility Uses QAPI to Overcome Significant Challenges
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Topics: QAPI Consulting

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Process

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 5:07:14 PM

Is your healthcare business running as efficiently as possible?

Learn how your organization can optimize the process of Revenue Cycle Management with our e-book, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Process

Inside you will find:

  • The 7 Keys to Effective Revenue Cycle Management
  • A detailed outline of the process of Revenue Cycle Management
  • Tips for a successful Revenue Cycle Management process
  • How an effective process can maximize quality of care

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management

CMS Quality Measures Five Star Quick Reference Guide

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:57:31 PM

As an LTPAC facility, it is imperative your team members understand quality measures and how they are calculated in order to minimize any negative impact to your Five-Star rating. 

Download your Complimentary Quality Measures/Five Star Quick Reference Guide to:

  • Get descriptions of the 6 new quality measures added to the calculations that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services utilizes for the Five Star Quality Ratings
  • How the numerator, denominator, exclusions and covariates will be calculated
  • Additional details your team needs to know on each measure

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Topics: Clinical Consulting

Is Working with an Outsourcing Firm Worth the Investment?

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:51:34 PM

All successful businesses have to generate revenue. But it is not enough to just generate revenue, you must also collect the revenue.

Due to continual changes and the many demands in the LTPAC industry, you may be surprised how easily and often revenue goes uncollected. Therefore, outsourcing business services is not only becoming acceptable, it is becoming a toolkit solution.

Get our guide, Is Working with an Outsourcing Firm Worth the Investment? to discover:

  • The 5 most common reasons revenue may NOT be getting collected at your organization
  • Signs of inefficiencies you don’t want to miss
  • How to select an outsourcing firm
  • How to determine ROI with an outsourcing firm

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management

5 Questions Every C-Suite Executive Should be Asking About Operational Efficiency

Posted by Richter on Jul 17, 2017 4:32:48 PM

Are changes in the industry constantly challenging your way of doing business?

Get our eBook, 5 Questions Every C-Suite Executive Should Be Asking About Operational Efficiency, to better discern where your organization falls. You’ll get key points within:

  • Minimizing risks
  • Managing costs
  • Improving clinical outcomes
  • Managing resources
  • Measuring performance

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Topics: Financial Consulting