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Kelly J. Sauders, CPA, MBA
Deloitte & Touche LLP

John Valenta
Deloitte & Touche LLP


The issue of short-stay admissions and medical necessity presents a high degree of financial and compliance risk. Given intense regulatory scrutiny and the number of dollars at stake, it is important for hospitals to take action to mitigate this risk. This webinar demonstrates simple steps that a hospital can take to mitigate the associated risks of short-stay admissions through leadership, structural, operational, IT, and financial strategies. 

After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:

  • Identify operational, clinical, leadership, technology, and financial organizational structures and processes that challenge medical documentation and billing for short-stay admissions and subsequent recovery auditor scrutiny.
  • Create cross-functional teams for oversight.
  • Implement consistent organizational processes.
  • Develop more cost-effective strategies for managing short-stay patients and mitigate medical necessity payment denials.

Tools & Takeaways

  • Sample dashboards for monitoring short-stay admissions and observation cases on a monthly basis
  • Sample Utilization Review Committee (URC) charter
  • Sample Physician Advisor job description
  • Sample clinical admissions protocol for chest pain admissions vs. observation

Recommended For:   

CFOs, accounting directors, revenue cycle directors, case management directors, nursing leaders, and finance executives responsible for financial and operational performance at provider organizations


HFMA members: Free
Non-members: $99

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Note: This on-demand webinar is available until April 30, 2014.