Trusted Resources for Hospitals During COVID-19 

The Florida Hospital Association Management Corporation (FHAMC) has compiled a list of vetted companies to help hospitals navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including disaster recovery assistance, staffing solutions, revenue cycle enhancement, coding documentation and compliance, communications, 340B administration, accounts payable, operational efficiency, health care management consulting and grant writing.

We are also holding webinars to introduce hospitals to these companies identified as offering meaningful solutions to COVID-19-related operational and financial challenges. Register here for the webinars (11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT on Thursdays).

Contact the FHA Management Corporation with questions.

 

Accurate Background: Accelerating the Employee Background Check Process

September 24, 2020, 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT webinar | Register | Overview

Even before COVID-19, the hospital labor market was extremely tight and competitive. COVID-19 has
put more pressure on hospital staffing with many hospitals experiencing increased demand for clinical
and non-clinical staff. In this environment, hospitals must be able to hire and onboard without delay
and with confidence. An accelerated, but accurate and thorough, background check is a vital component
of that process.

Accurate Background supports hospitals and health systems in accelerating the hiring process for clinical
and non-clinical staff by providing employee background screenings quickly, efficiently and thoroughly.
For more than 20 years, Accurate has helped health care organizations make informed hiring decisions.
Accurate is an industry leader in client retention, accuracy and candidate satisfaction. Its comprehensive suite of screening solutions includes public record checks, professional license verifications, health care exclusion and registry checks, electronic I-9 and E-Verify solutions, employment eligibility verifications, vendor management solutions, criminal and sanctions monitoring, drug testing and occupational health services.

HCCS Healthcare Coding and Consulting: COVID-19 Coding Opportunities and Challenges

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One of the many disruptions wrought by COVID-19 on hospital finances are coding, documentation and
compliance changes. Two such changes are appropriate telehealth coding and revenue recovery resulting from Medicare's waiver of cost sharing for COVID-19 testing.

One of the early policy and regulatory changes stemming from COVID-19 was the loosening of restrictions on Medicare payment for telehealth services. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has new authority to waive geographic and location requirements for telehealth reimbursement while the declared national public health emergency is in effect. The list of approved telehealth services is also expanded as is the list of health care professionals eligible to bill Medicare for telehealth services.

Also, for Medicare beneficiaries, CMS has waived cost-sharing for COVID-19 related testing services backdated to March 18. The waived 20 percent cost-sharing requirement is an opportunity for facilities to recoup revenue. HCCS works with hospitals to ensure coding integrity and compliance with changing rules and
requirements governing telehealth, Medicare cost sharing and other policies.

Hagerty Consulting: Maximizing Federal Funding for Hospitals for COVID-19 Relief

Recording | PresentationRecovery funding overview | COVID cost recovery overview

Hagerty Consulting works with hospitals to identify all available funding opportunities and navigate their eligibility and compliance requirements. The Hagerty team has decades of experience in managing and supporting complex federal grants management in response to national incidents, such as major disasters and emergencies. To date, Hagerty has managed over $24 billion of grant response and recovery funding since its founding in 2001.

Apollo: Surge Staffing

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Apollo is a web-based platform that matches health care providers with hospitals and other facilities that are actively requiring extra staffing assistance due to COVID-19. Its centralized database of medical providers includes physicians, nurses, APPs, technicians, therapists and others ready to deploy to in-need facilities hit hardest by COVID-19. Apollo uses predictive analytics to match qualified professionals with hospitals that meet their needs and specifications, eliminating the need for a middleman and increasing retention by ensuring a good match. Unlike other hiring platforms, Apollo verifies providers and matches candidates based on profile preferences. Apollo collects references and credentialing information from all matched candidates.

PYA Telehealth Coding and Revenue Integrity

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PYA works with hospitals to ensure revenue integrity and compliance with changing rules and requirements governing telehealth. They also provide guidance on fair compensation for physicians providing telehealth services and documentation accuracy and completeness.

Meduit: Patient-Centered Revenue Cycle Management

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Meduit is working with hospitals in response to COVID-19to reduce claim denials, maximize revenue and address patient concerns. Its patient-centered approach to RCM reduces costs, increases accuracy and accelerates payments.

Care.ai: Autonomous Patient Monitoring

Recording | Presentation | Employee screening tool | Contactless temperature screening overview

With autonomous monitoring, hospitals can achieve patient care and infection control goals for all patients. Care.ai has developed a contactless temperature screening tool that quickly and easily scans every person who comes into a facility for an elevated temperature - one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 and can be an indicator of the need for additional screening and testing. The point-of-entry screening gives hospitals tools to safely identify potentially infectious patients and take appropriate actions.

The Care.ai autonomous monitoring platform can also used to create "self aware" patient rooms that can detect changes or variations in patient status or lack of movement and alert staff of the need to intervene. With autonomous patient monitoring, staff can conserve personal protective equipment and minimize potential infection exposure while ensuring patients get all the care they need.

MobileSmith: Covid-19 Apps to Improve Staff and Community Communications

Recording | Presentation | COVID-19 apps overview

MobileSmith has developed two COVID-19 specific mobile apps to facilitate the sharing of information for hospital employees and for the larger community. Apps are secure and HIPAA-compliant.

App 1: COVID Response - Community

  • Optimized care coordination to communicate more effectively with the community
  • Hospital communication app, providing real-time access to virtual or telehealth assessment and screening tools
  • The most current, accurate and regionalized COVID-19 information available

App 2: COVID Response - Staff

  • Secure environment for health system leadership to communicate with all stakeholders
  • Hospital mobile app for internal user groups and forums to manage staff deployment
  • Reference libraries for sharing video and other content

Both apps can be deployed in as little as 72 hours and provide timely push notifications and alerts to convey breaking news, vital updates, and customized facility information.