(RIVERWOODS, ILL., June 12, 2006) – Hospital reimbursement professionals now have instant electronic access to three essential tools of their trade in the CCH Reimbursement Integrated Library from Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Drawing on the resources of CCH and Aspen Publishers, the Reimbursement Integrated Library offers best practices and benchmarking information critically needed by today’s health care reimbursement professional.
“We’ve drawn together three vital Aspen periodicals and put them into a unified electronic environment on the CCH Internet Research NetWork,” explained CCH Product Manager Lee McMillan. “They provide essential, up-to-date reimbursement information and expert guidance on effective reimbursement strategies, as well as links to the full text documents relating to stories in the three publications.”
Subscribers to the Reimbursement Integrated Library have access to at least three years’ worth of issues of the following periodical publications:
- Dennis Barry’s Reimbursement Advisor – An essential resource, updated monthly, that focuses on strategies that minimize the adverse effects of DRGs, RBRVs, APCs and capitation while maximizing reimbursement. It delivers practical information as well as in-depth analyses of key developments in prospective payments, case studies, recommended courses of action, legislative updates, practical management strategies, legal advice and sound financial planning tips.
- Receivable Reports – An outstanding source for actual profit-improvement examples from facilities nationwide, including secrets for successfully challenging denials, tips for using automation to increase cash flow, as well as real-world strategies currently being used to prepare for health care reform. It also includes key statistics and survey results to help measure performance and avoid costly mistakes – all ready to put to work immediately.
- Hospital Accounts Receivable Analysis – The only tool needed to benchmark a hospital’s financial performance using such criteria as bed size, geographic location and geographic setting. It offers a synopsis of statistical data related to hospital receivables. Updated quarterly, it contains easy-to-read charts, ratios, aging reports and billing information. Also included are analyses and forecasts, plus key questions relating to industry trends.
“Each of these titles is valuable, but in the electronic environment they become even more useful,” McMillan noted. “You can search for specific words or phrases, use the electronic Topical Index that encompasses all the articles in all the publications to find the articles related to a topic and, if you also subscribe to CCH’s Medicare and Medicaid Guide, you can follow electronic links from the newsletters to full-text primary source documents in the Guide.” These documents include the Social Security Act, related regulations, Federal Register documents, court decisions, administrative decisions from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, among others.
For More Information
For more information or to order the CCH Reimbursement Integrated Library, call 1-888-224-7377 (1-888-CCH-REPS) to speak with a sales representative.
About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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