Monitor Mondays Podcasts

The 2018 hospice payment proposed rule, along with a forecast on the future of pre-claim reviews, are among the hot topics that William Dombi, vice president of law for the National Association for Home Health and Hospice, will be reporting on the next edition of Monitor Mondays. The aforementioned topics are among those that will be impacting providers of home health and hospice services.

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RACmonitor legislative analyst Emily Evans, managing director of healthcare policy for Hedgeye, will return with an update on the Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) during the next edition of Monitor Mondays.

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“The Medicare appeals system merits process improvement beyond current proposed reforms,” according to multiple authors, including Monitor Mondays special guest Charles Locke, writing in the April 12 edition of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. During the next edition of our weekly Internet broadcast, Dr. Locke will share his perspective on the challenges currently facing hospitals dealing with patient observation stays.

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Could there be a re-introduction of the “death panels,” a provocative campaign that spread like wildfire during the 2009 debate surrounding what we know today as Obamacare? Our special guest Dr. Michael Salvatore, a practicing pulmonologist at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., reports our lead story on challenges facing providers of palliative care.

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What are the trends and early warnings to be gleaned from an analysis of Medicare cost reports that Medicare-certified institutional providers are required to submit annually to their Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs)? Timothy Powell, Monitor Mondays financial reporter, will deliver our lead story during the next edition of the weekly Internet broadcast.

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