PDS hosted webinars provide unique perspectives and offer valuable solutions for healthcare organizations. They provide insight on how PDS delivers solutions that can immediately impact your organization’s bottom line.
Recent Webinar Recordings:
Reanalyzing Payer Contracts in Today's Healthcare Landscape
In 2021, CMS made significant modifications to RVU calculations and how certain telehealth codes are reimbursed. There are two critical questions regarding these changes that practices need to examine to ensure optimum reimbursement – is CMS reimbursing the practice accurately, and are commercial payers reimbursing services appropriately?
In this webinar, PDS will uncover how payer contract data modeling, along with the use of visual analytics, can help practices precisely understand how payers are reimbursing for key procedures – now, and in the future.
Originally presented on September 22, 2021.
In A World of Web Visualization,
Learn how your healthcare organization can take advantage of today’s leading-edge web analytics solutions while also including Excel as an effective strategy in delivering key information.
In this webinar, we explore the power of the latest visualization tools to understand the advantages, required resources for migration, and success factors. We’ll also discuss best practices using Excel along with tips in finding the right analytics solution to balance an organization’s unique financial and reporting requirements.
Originally presented on June 30, 2021.
2021 RVUs ~ Empowering Healthcare Users
with Self-Service Analytics
"Self-service analytics" means the right users have the right information at the right time; however, many organizations deal with roadblocks when trying to access data. A transparent analytics strategy can ensure users have the insight and training to retrieve and manage key critical metrics.
This webinar will take you from guided analytics for casual data users to the more powerful OLAP functionality for key power users. See the crucial role web-based visualizations can play in your organization and explore the power of automated Excel dashboard generation.
Originally presented on May 26th, 2021.
Making RVUs Meaningful
Pulling standardized reports out of an application can result in metrics that are not measuring what an organization needs to manage successfully. Today, one set of Work RVUs and Total RVUs is not enough given today's CMS modifications. Leading-edge tools, enhanced data models, and a new way of thinking are now needed to manage productivity, payer contracts, and physician compensation effectively.
In this webinar, we focus on how to model your data to organizational and industry standards so that you can quickly understand what's changing, what's working, and what needs improvement.
Originally presented April 28th, 2021.
2021 Revenue Cycle Webinar Series:
Every Dollar Counts -
Maximizing Denial Recovery
Fee recovery from denied claims is a critical strategy practices must have to safeguard profitability; however, executing a denial recovery plan is far more complicated than merely setting a billing staff goal. Teams need to track denial patterns, understand transactional activity AFTER the denial, and formulate an appeals process that includes measurable results. An effective analytics platform, along with highly targeted and organized visualizations, will support a practice’s revenue integrity efforts.
Originally presented on February 24th, 2021.
Medicare 2021 Impact:
Ensuring Revenue Cycle Integrity
The lessons of 2020 still linger. The pandemic and variable patient volumes have led to financial uncertainty in many practices. As healthcare organizations move into 2021, providers now must navigate the new RVU valuations and reimbursement decreases from CMS as part of their 2021 Physician Fee Schedule. Ensuring the utmost revenue integrity is critical at this time.
This webinar will explore revenue integrity strategies around the new E/M Coding rules, A/R Management, and Denials Prevention and Recovery to maximize a practice's bottom-line cash-flow.
Originally presented on January 20, 2021.
This webinar provides insight for comparing your current analytical tools and efforts against PDS Denial Analytics – a solution used nationally by many prestigious healthcare systems to manage denial rates and recover lost revenue from denials.Understand how PDS Denial Analytics delivers structured data for clarity in reporting and useful visualizations.
Originally present on March 24th, 2021.
Learn about the common challenges with Excel and how to use the automation and dashboard design features in PDS DASH to maximize Excel's visualization and customization features. Understand how this powerful tool can reduce user errors, improve overall accuracy, and increase staff productivity by 20-60%.
Originally presented November 18, 2020.
In August, CMS released its annual proposed rule changes to the Physician Fee Schedule for 2021. The changes include an increase in RVU valuation and payments for common E&M Codes, and an expanded list of approved telehealth services. However, due to budget neutrality requirements, the proposed RVU conversion factor decreases. Medical groups and practices need to understand – now – the potential impact these changes will have on their financial health and viability.
In this webinar, Scott Everitt, VP of Healthcare Solutions, and Russell Hendrickson, CEO, discuss how data analytics can predictively model the proposed changes and assist practices in forecasting and planning for 2021 and beyond.
Anyone who manages Revenue Cycle, Reimbursement, Physician Compensation or Productivity will find the content of this webinar extremely beneficial.
Originally presented on September 23, 2020.
Learn how to use visit data, structured with Hierarchical Condition Coding (HCCs), to focus efforts, organize care teams, and close the gaps created by the pandemic. We will discuss how the strategic use of data analytics can assist in identifying chronic condition patients in need of visits. We will also show how analytics can manage provider availability, and identify potential efficiency improvements utilizing in-office, phone, and telehealth for improved access and minimized exposure for patients. Through a better understanding of patient populations - and a planned, proactive outreach - practices can more effectively provide quality care, treat at-risk patients, and ensure appropriate reimbursement.
Originally presented on July 29, 2020.
Healthcare organizations need the power of data analytics, adaptable reporting, and visualizations now more than ever. PDS will show proven approaches that leverage your current Excel skills and pave the way to providing timely, dynamic visualizations to meet the current – and rapidly evolving – needs of today’s challenging healthcare environment. When needs are critical, and resources are constrained, see how Excel’s flexibility can be enhanced using simple design techniques to produce new cost-effective, insightful reporting. This Webcast will showcase proven Excel dashboard designs that can be implemented today to identify financial and performance improvement opportunities in hospitals and practices.
Originally presented on June 17, 2020..
Originally presented on March 18, 2020.
Following best practice data modeling, “data mart” designs can help you build leverageable data sets to optimize reporting, blend data and correlate answers efficiently. Webinar will discuss the pitfalls of poor data modeling and the advantages of following best practice structures to build data marts that can be joined and reused to drive higher-level thinking. Results come from staging data effectively.
Originally presented on Feb 26, 2020.
During this webinar, you will see examples of data analytics reporting, blended data visualizations, as well as gain insight into PDS’ best practice, incremental approach, to ensure data is modeled appropriately for short-term and long-term success.
Originally presented on January 22, 2020.
We discuss data analytics techniques and how the visualization of data can provide a focused, insightful view of denials. We show how the use of strategic reporting and dashboards can prevent denials caused by in-house staff, documentation issues, and common charge entry or coding errors. Using initiatives brought into focus with data analytics tools, practices can realize substantial cost savings and improve operating efficiencies.
Originally presented on October 30, 2019.
Understand why data analytic visualizations that include benchmarks, colors, definitions, and other features can effectively guide an analyst through the physician compensation analysis – including actual compensation calculations, comparisons to peers or benchmarks, and group performance markers. Including population health results, patient satisfaction feedback, and scheduling data allows the reader to understand the drivers of physician compensation and how to improve compensation.
Originally presented on September 25, 2019.
In this webinar, gain insight into how to move from tables and queries to visually appealing interactive dashboards. This will enable the organization to highlight areas with the greatest opportunities to increase capacity and improve patient access. Understand how incorporating data from external datasets for visualized reports tells the whole story and provides focus for enhancement initiatives.
Originally presented on August 14, 2019.
- The clinic front desk can more easily understand patient no-show rates and uncollected patient balances
- Department administrators can better visualize and optimize physician productivity
- Collections analysts have the ability to access the recovery rates on denied claims
- Overview of Revenue Integrity functions
- The value of analytics to identify unrecognized revenues and payments
- Key topics in Revenue Integrity – denials, charge capture, and collections
- Concisely communicating the value to the organization
- Visualizing the opportunities and success
Webinar covers how to:
- Identify growth opportunities
- Monitor strategic productivity and patient access gaps
- Look for underserved populations
- Predict new revenue streams
- Calculate payback time and potential returns on investments made in the growth of the practice
- Understanding Your Current Contracts
- Analyzing Proposed Contracts
- The Changing Face of Reimbursement in Healthcare
- Dashboard Visualizations That Highlight Winners and Losers
- Effectively Communicating with Leadership