Monday Sessions: Expert-led education and tools focused on the weekly topic. 

Friday Workshops: Ask questions live with an expert and engage in peer-to-peer discussion.

All times listed are Central Time.
Week 1 Session: Nov. 9, 2:00-3:15 p.m.  
Workshop: Nov. 13, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
CMS Price Transparency: How to Comply with Consumer Display & Machine-Readable File Requirements
Week 2 Session: Nov. 16, 2:00-3:15 p.m.  
Workshop: Nov. 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Proactive Price Transparency: A Consumerism-Based Approach that Increases Revenue and Wins Patients
Week 3 Session: Nov. 30, 2:00-3:15 p.m.  
Workshop: Dec. 4, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Effectively Communicating Transparency Efforts: Creating a Transparency Action Plan
Week 4 Session: Dec. 7, 12:00-1:15 p.m. 
Workshop: Dec. 11, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
How to Turn a CMS Mandate into a Competitive Advantage for 2021
Week 5 Session: Dec. 14, 2:00-3:15 p.m.  
Workshop: Dec. 18, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Non-Compliance Costs More Than You Expect – Four Critical Tasks to Meet CMS Requirements

Session Descriptions

Week 1: CMS Price Transparency – How to Comply with Consumer Display & Machine-Readable File Requirements

Designed for hospitals just starting on their consumer display and machine-readable file, this session will include an overview of the requirements, 10 things you need to know, data requirements, how to lay out the machine readable file and 3 options to consider for meeting the consumer display requirement.

Session: Nov. 9, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m., CT
Workshop: Nov. 13, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., CT

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Week 2: Proactive Price Transparency: A Consumerism-Based Approach that Increases Revenue and Wins Patients

Forward-thinking hospitals are taking proactive measures to embrace price transparency by responding to patient demand for a digital experience and safety as accelerated by COVID-19. These market leaders are positioned to improve revenue capture, and increase patient volume, loyalty and satisfaction, by going beyond price transparency regulations to offer an enhanced digital patient experience.

Yet an analysis by Guidehouse Center for Health Insights reveals just 12% of 151 organizations surveyed are prepared for the January 2021 deadline. Many are hesitant to disclose their negotiated payer rates, while others lack the infrastructure.

Learn why providing patients with out-of-pocket cost estimates before the point of service not only helps to meet price transparency rules, it helps ease patient financial anxiety. We'll uncover how delivering meaningful price transparency is a strategy for long-term revenue cycle performance success that is mutually beneficial for hospitals and patients.

Session: Nov. 16, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m., CT
Workshop: Nov. 20, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., CT

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Week 3: Effectively Communicating Transparency Efforts: Creating a Transparency Action Plan

The Final Rule deadline is rapidly nearing, driving organizations to evaluate how price transparency fits into their patient engagement strategy. With the right approach, organizations can go beyond compliance to make price transparency a competitive advantage. Learn best practices gleaned from leading health systems and hospitals on the steps your organization can take to increase collections and patient satisfaction in 2021 and beyond.

Session: Nov. 30, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m., CT
Workshop: Dec. 4, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., CT

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Week 4: How to Turn a CMS Mandate into a Competitive Advantage for 2021

It’s no secret that price transparency is at the top of every hospital leader's minds as we transition into the new year. And CMS has made it clear: compliance date is January 1, 2021; penalties begin July 1, 2021. With many uncertainties and predictions in the market, hospital leaders are forced to act quickly on this legislation by turning to their key vendor partners for support. What should providers be thinking about as we move towards a new year? In this session, we’ll share key strategies for how hospital leaders can leverage this mandate as a critical first step in their digital transformation. You’ll learn strategies for differentiating your organization from the competition – to ensure that price transparency doesn’t lead to a margin-eroding race to the bottom for service prices. And we’ll examine how other providers have begun leveraging ecommerce tools to help them convert a price-shopping consumer to a loyal patient. As the deadline looms for hospitals to make pricing for common services transparent and "shoppable," we’ll review how this can be integrated within your overall revenue cycle strategy for 2021.

Session: Dec. 7, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m., CT
Workshop: Dec. 11, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., CT

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Week 5: Non-Compliance Costs More Than You Expect - Four Critical Tasks to Meet CMS Requirements

Today's healthcare consumer presents new challenges for providers as patients continue to face increased responsibility in healthcare costs. This is forcing them to shop a service, which creates a need for meaningful and readily accessible price transparency. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Requirements set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, are presenting logistical challenges for providers. Navigating these regulations is a growing concern as the deadline fast approaches. This presentation focuses on interpreting the requirements, outlining the consequences of non-compliance and explaining the 4 critical tasks for compliance. We'll also talk with providers about their journey to price transparency.

Session: Dec. 14, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m., CT
Workshop: Dec. 18, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., CT

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