Are You “Red Lining” Your Hospital Data?

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A key way to propel our hospital data to the next level of usefulness is to consider where our “red lines” are. The manufacturer of our car has thoughtfully provided a bright “red line” on the tachometer that lets us clearly know when we are entering the “danger zone.” If we operate our car’s engine… [Read More]

INFOGRAPHIC: CMS Termination Letter: What to Expect and How to Prepare

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While it’s not something any hospital wants to acknowledge, the threat of receiving a CMS Statement of Deficiencies (CMS Form 2567) with Notice of Immediate Jeopardy or Notice of Termination is a reality. Hundreds of hospitals receive such notice every year. Because hospitals must be in compliance with all CoPs to continue participation in the Medicare… [Read More]

CMS Termination Letters: What they mean and what to do if you get one (Infographic)

While it’s not something any hospital wants to acknowledge, the threat of receiving a CMS Statement of Deficiencies (CMS Form 2567) with Notice of Immediate Jeopardy or Notice of Termination is a reality. Hundreds of hospitals receive such notice every year. Because hospitals must be in compliance with all CoPs to continue participation in the Medicare… [Read More]

Greeley’s CMO, Rick Sheff, MD, Examines Current State of Healthcare at Becker’s Annual Meeting

Dan Nielsen, former healthcare executive turned speaker and author, conducted several enlightening interviews at the 2016 Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago. In one of these interviews, The Greeley Company’s Principal and Chief Medical Officer, Rick Sheff, MD, had the opportunity to share with Nielsen his perspective on the current state of healthcare and… [Read More]

CMS Termination Letter: What to Expect and How to Prepare

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While it’s not something any hospital wants to acknowledge, the threat of receiving a CMS Statement of Deficiencies (CMS Form 2567) with Notice of Immediate Jeopardy or Notice of Termination is a reality. Hundreds of hospitals receive such notice every year. Because hospitals must be in compliance with all CoPs to continue participation in the Medicare… [Read More]

NPDB Guidebook and Reporting Requirements – One year later

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In April 2015, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) published its first new guidebook in 13 years. It includes a significant expansion of the NPDB’s definition of an investigation with direct impact on reporting requirements for physicians or dentists who resign while under investigation. The impetus behind the expanded language is seemingly based on troubling… [Read More]

To Report or Not to Report: What to Do about the Recent NPDB Guidebook Update

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In April 2015, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) published its first new guidebook in 13 years. It includes a significant expansion of the NPDB’s definition of an investigation with direct impact on reporting requirements for physicians or dentists who resign while under investigation. The impetus behind the expanded language is seemingly based on troubling… [Read More]

Greeley Response to Recent CMS Statements about Temporary Privileges

Recent public statements by CMS representatives have raised questions about the mechanism a hospital should use to authorize/approve temporary privileges. Specifically, that the CMS Conditions of Participation (“CoPs”) do not allow the CEO to sign off on temporary privileges and that only the governing body can grant privileges (including temporary privileges). These statements have caused… [Read More]