Decision Support Reports

WSHA’s Decision Support team sends personalized reports to hospitals directly via email. Please direct questions to decisionsupport@wsha.org. WSHA’s reports are as follows:

CAH Payment Comparison

Shows how existing Medicare payments for inpatient, outpatient, and swing bed patients may be affected if providers currently reimbursed based on cost were to instead be paid prospectively.

Frequency: Annually

Target audience: WSHA members, CEOs, CFOs, financial leads

CHARS Release

Provides hospitals with the most recent CHARS dataset and 4 summary reports.

Frequency: Quarterly

Target audience: WSHA members, CFOs, financial leads

CMS Cost Report Model

The Medicare Cost Report Model provides hospital associations with commonly sought after data elements from CMS’ Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) database.  The model highlights hospital utilization, inpatient, outpatient, and overall hospital statistics, and uncompensated care data.

Frequency: Annually

Target audience: WSHA members

Hospital-Acquired Conditions Analysis

Provide hospitals with a preview of the potential impact of the FFYs 2017 and 2018 Medicare inpatient HAC Reduction Programs based on publicly available data and program rules established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Frequency: Semiannually

Target audience: WSHA members, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, quality leads

IPPS Rule Analysis

Provides hospitals with how Medicare inpatient fee-for-service (FFS) payments will change from FFY 2015 to FFY 2016 based on the policies set forth in the FFY 2016 IPPS final rule.  The analysis compares the year-to-year of change in operating, capital, and uncompensated care IPPS payments and includes breakout sections that provide detailed insight into specific policies.

Frequency: Semiannually

Target audience: WSHA members, CFOs, financial leads

Long Term Care – 2016 FY Final Rule Analysis

This analysis is intended to show providers how Medicare LTCH fee-for-service (FFS) payments would change from FFY 2015 to FFY 2016 based on the policies set forth in the FFY 2016 LTCH PPS final rule.

Frequency: Annually

Target audience: WSHA members, CEOs, CFOs, financial leads

Medicare Cut Analysis

This analysis is intended for advocacy purposes only and indicates how existing Medicare provider payment cuts would be exacerbated by additional cuts that Congress may consider to achieve Medicare payment policy and/or long-term deficit reduction goals.  The impacts shown in this analysis include the major cuts enacted since 2010 as well as several of the major cuts proposed in recent years.

Frequency: Annually

Target audience: WSHA members

Occupational Mix Analysis

Provides hospitals with a comparative review of the occupational mix data that will be used to develop the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2016 Medicare hospital wage index.

Frequency: Triannually

Target audience: WSHA members, CFOs, financial leads

OPPS Rule Analysis

Provides hospitals with how Medicare outpatient fee-for-service (FFS) payments will change from CY 2015 to CY 2016 based on the policies set forth in the CY 2016 OPPS final rule.  The analysis incorporates changes to outpatient payments mandated by Congress and implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Frequency: Semiannually

Target audience: WSHA members, CFOs, financial leads

Quality Based Payment Reform

A one page summary of hospital quality performance and impacts for each of the three Medicare inpatient QBPR programs: Value-Based Purchasing; Readmissions Reduction Program; the Hospital Acquired Condition Reduction program, from FFY 2014 – FFY 2016.

Frequency: Semiannually

Target audience: WSHA members, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, quality leads

Uncompensated and Charity Care Review Analysis

This Analysis is intended for advocacy purposes and indicates how existing Medicare provider payment cuts would be exacerbated by additional cuts that Congress may consider in order to achieve Medicare payment policy and/or long-term deficit reduction goals.

Frequency: Annually

Target audience: WSHA members, CEOs, CFOs, financial leads

VBP Impact Analysis

Provides hospitals with a preview of the potential impact of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2017 Medicare inpatient hospital VBP Program.

Frequency: Quarterly

Target audience: WSHA members, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, quality leads

Wage Index Analysis

Provides hospitals with a comparative review of the wage data that will be used to develop the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2016 Medicare hospital wage index.

Frequency: Triannually

Target audience: WSHA members, CFOs, financial leads

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