Healthy Outcomes: A Baker Tilly Podcast

Healthy Outcomes: A Baker Tilly Podcast

Healthy Outcomes, a podcast series from Baker Tilly, discusses hot topics in the healthcare industry. This podcast series brings together Baker Tilly’s team of Value Architects™ and other healthcare industry leaders to talk about issues and opportunities that can help your organization win now, and anticipate tomorrow.

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August 9, 2022 28 min

On this episode of Healthy Outcomes, our host Mark Ross interviews Baker Tilly’s leader of diversity, inclusion and belonging, Shane Lloyd, about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as it relates to healthcare provider entities. 

Topics of discussion include: 

  • How DEI is defined within a healthcare provider context and how DEI is connected to social determinants of health and health equity. 
  • What differentiates healthcare provider e...
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    On this episode of Healthy Outcomes, our host Mark Ross interviews Todd Carpenter, the managing partner of Baker Tilly’s real estate advisory practice, as well as Brent Maier, the national leader of Baker Tilly’s real estate valuation practice. In part one of this two-part series, Ross, Carpenter and Maier discuss trends within the real estate market that are affecting healthcare providers. 

    Topics of discussion include: 

  • The continu...
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    Major topics and themes discussed at NatCon 2022

    On this second episode of our two-part behavioral health Healthy Outcomes series, our host Mark Ross continues his discussion from the first episode about the major themes discussed at NatCon 2022. In particular, Krista Pankop, Melissa Hicks and Michael Wascura dive deeper into their discussion about certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHCs) and other hot topics impacting...

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    On this episode of Healthy Outcomes, our host Mark Ross interviews Baker Tilly’s acute care reimbursement leader, Keith Hutcheson, about proposed changes to Medicare reimbursement rates and methodologies for FY 2023. Ross and Hutcheson also talk about some of the financial issues hospitals are experiencing.

    Topics of discussion include: 

  • Proposed Medicare IPPS rate change for FY 2023
  • The importance of accurately reporting uncompensate...
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    On this episode of Healthy Outcomes, our host Mark Ross interviews Krista Pankop, the leader of Baker Tilly’s behavioral health practice, as well as senior managers Melissa Hicks and Michael Wascura about the major themes at NatCon 2022. In part one of this two-part series, Pankop, Hicks and Wascura discuss issues facing the behavioral health industry that were addressed at this leading behavioral health conference.

    Topics of discus...

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    On this podcast episode of Healthy Outcomes, our host Mark Ross interviews President and CEO of United Methodists Communities, Larry Carlson, about the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on senior services providers. Ross and Carlson also talk about the importance of establishing great relationships and transparency between CEOs, organizational leaders, board members and other stakeholders. Carlson also shares inf...

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    On this podcast episode of Healthy Outcomes, our host Mark Ross interviews HFMA’s Senior Vice President, Rick Gundling, about several challenges facing healthcare providers. In addition to laying out the upcoming obstacles that are most concerning to healthcare leaders, Ross and Gundling discuss changes to care delivery models, including how and where care is being administered. Also discussed are the current issues with addressing...

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    On this podcast episode of Healthy Outcomes, our host Mark Ross interviews Baker Tilly Capital managing director Michael Demers about merger and acquisition (M&A) trends within the healthcare industry throughout 2020 and 2021. In addition to giving context about how the coronavirus pandemic and other factors have caused changing fluctuations in transactions, Ross and Demers discuss their predictions of what M&A activity wil...

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    On this episode of Healthy Outcomes, our host Mark Ross interviews Baker Tilly’s David Gregory about value-based care (VBC) in today’s healthcare environment. In addition to discussing some of the basics relative to VBC, Mark and David discuss the investments healthcare providers need to make and the core business capabilities healthcare providers must have to ensure a higher rate of success with VBC arrangements.

    Topics of discussi...

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    On this episode of Healthy Outcomes, host Mark Ross interviews guest Joe Loiacono, Partner, CPA at Baker Tilly, about private equity investments in healthcare provider entities. Loiacono details how investments in private healthcare capital have more than tripled since 2015, and shares what that means for specific sectors, including telehealth. Loiacono also speaks about private equity investment in the healthcare industry, as well...

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    On this episode of Healthy Outcomes, host Mark Ross interviews Jeff Krull, Partner, CPA, CISA at Baker Tilly, to discuss the role of the CIA Triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability) when it comes to cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. Krull explains why healthcare organizations may be challenged with attracting and retaining the necessary cybersecurity resources, especially in the age of telehealth and remote work...

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    February 16, 2022 24 min

    On this episode of Healthy Outcomes, host Mark Ross interviews Baker Tilly partner Mark Laccetti about how internal audit can mitigate risk for healthcare organizations. Laccetti also breaks down the chain of command and organizational structure when it comes to internal audits, and details how internal audits respond to disruptive external forces that can negatively impact healthcare providers.

    Topics of discussion include: 

  • An over...
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    In response to these unprecedented times, not-for-profit (NFP) behavioral health organizations have been receiving a myriad of funds from federal or state coronavirus relief programs. With such a high volume of relief programs, it may be difficult for organizations to stay up to date with where the money is coming from and the compliance requirements associated with it.

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    It is critical that healthcare providers to be fairly compensated by payers and managed care organizations (MCOs) if they are to remain financially sustainable. While many factors in managed care contracts have a financial impact on compensation, there are also many nonfinancial terms to consider.

    Listen to this informative Healthy Outcomes podcast episode as our leading industry specialists answer and discuss common questions surro...

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    This episode discusses COVID-19's impact on senior service providers and ways to strategically plan for the future.

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    It is critical for healthcare providers to be fairly compensated by payers and managed care organizations (MCOs) if they are to remain financially sustainable. This podcast episode discusses the many factors in managed care contracts that have a financial impact on compensation as well as the nonfinancial terms organizations should consider. 

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    Today it is more important than ever to accurately and completely document the care provided to patients. Physicians not accurately documenting what they do can lead to revenue being left on the table due to improper coding. A properly functioning clinical documentation integrity (CDI) process not only produces incremental revenue, but also positively impacts quality outcome scores, CMI, physician productivity and value-based care ...

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    This episode discusses cost containment and process efficiencies for hospital and health system emergency departments.

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    This episode discusses discusses utilizing the operational efficiency ratio and process effectiveness ratio to enhance revenue cycle throughput.

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    This episode discusses the process effectiveness ratio (PER), a performance optimization service, and how to use analytics and Automated Insights to formulate more meaningful solution plans.

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