Teamwork: Reduced Medicare FFS LOS by 0.88 day in one month

Teamwork goes a long way. I am very proud of the hospital in Southern CA  for the teamwork shown to reduce Medicare FFS length of stay (LOS) by 0.88 days in one month. We started Interim Work in last week of October 2018. Hospital had not much success to reduce LOS in this area for […]

Nurses’ Role In Reducing Length of Stay At The Hospitals: The Basic Nursing Care Edit article

  The basic nursing care plays a vital role in reducing inpatient length of stay. Some may laugh it off thinking it is for the nursing students. The basics were genuine and applicable when I went to nursing school many years ago, and those things are still just as relevant and enforceable today. I have […]

Physical Therapists’ Role In Reducing Length Of Stay At The Hospitals

The Healthcare workers can improve the quality of care through improved communication and collaboration. It sounds good. What does it mean? What does it mean to each of the discipline working at the acute care hospitals? I will try to explain some of the understanding needed to achieve an improved communication and collaboration when it […]

Nurses’ Role In Reducing Length of Stay At The Hospitals

    Most of the hospitals have tendencies to look at the case management department to reduce the length of stay (LOS) at the hospitals. Most of the hospitals we have worked with, LOS is one of the key measurements used by the hospital leadership to measure the success or effectiveness of the case management […]

The Secret To Consistently Successful Results In Case Management

Even after the successful orientation, training, and annual re-training programs in place, many of the leaders and the organizations are still struggling to get the favorable outcomes to achieve desired goals. Why is that? One of the reasons could be that they rely on a job description to tell their employees of the job expectation. […]

The Cost Of Medicare Inpatient Care And The Reimbursement Trends

      When we reviewed the national trends for the hospitals’ cost and reimbursement using MedPAR (Medicare Provider Analysis and Review) data from Federal Fiscal Year 2011 to 2015, it is clear that many hospitals suffered a financial loss in FY 2015 in this area. The cost per case for treating the inpatient level […]

Patient Satisfaction Is Earned One Patient At A Time

As consultants, Interim Leaders or as Mentors, we learn more about the culture of the staff, the physician and the patient at various hospitals and deal with exceptions. When it comes to DC planning and patient satisfaction, most of the Case Management (CM) staff feels that they do not have much to do with delays in discharging […]

A Substantial Reduction in Medicare CMI Adjusted LOS

I am very proud of the care coordination team (the case management team, the nursing, and the physicians) at this client site for reducing the  Medicare case mix adjusted length of stay in 3 months. We were asked to provide interim Coverage at this hospital in Southern California. The ministry had six different Directors of Case […]

The Federal Reserve Bank And The Hospital Case Management

  If you work in case management, it is not uncommon for you o feel the pressure from the hospital administration reduce the length of stay, reduce denials,  readmissions, improve  CMS compliance, patient throughput, increase case mix index, patient and physician satisfaction. If they could, the administration would ask you to print money to make […]

A proven simple Case Management Approach that Delivers Outstanding Results

 Are you frustrated with higher length of stay, denials, readmissions, late discharges in the evening or sluggish patient throughput and CMS compliance  issues (2-midnight, CMS Probe & educate results are 30% or more error rate)  or some combinations of the list of issues identified here?  Does your case management staff usually feels that hospital is […]

LOS Reduction Through Power of Mentorship

  This is a large hospital where an experienced case manager was promoted as an Interim Director of Case Management. Hospital Case Management, LLC (HCM) was hired to provide mentorship on site and remotely to help guide the case management program HCM spent a couple of days on site in person and met with the […]

A Reduction in Length of Stay (LOS) & Team Work

  Credit goes to the organization and Case Management staff for reducing Medicare Length of Stay by 0.8 days. Case Mix Index also went up during this time and helped to reduce CMI adjusted LOS below the target of 2.9 days. Filled open positions; 2 RN case Managers, 2 Per Diem Case Managers, 2 Per […]