Engage with PDS.

Webinars

PDS hosted webinars provide unique perspectives and offer valuable solutions for healthcare organizations. They provide insight on how PDS delivers solutions that can immediately impact your organization’s bottom line.

Join us for one of our upcoming webinars or see below to watch recent webinars.

Upcoming Webinars:

Designing Reusable Data Models—Evolving Your Data Warehouse

Designing Reusable Data Models—Evolving Your Data Warehouse

Tuesday, February 19, 2020 at 1pm

In this free webinar, Scott Everitt, PDS Vice President of Healthcare Solutions and Sean Phipps, PDS Senior Programmer, will show that by following best practice data modeling, “data mart” designs can help you build data sets that can be leveraged together to optimize reporting, blend data and correlate answers efficiently. We will also discuss the pitfalls of poor data modeling and the advantages of following best practice structures to build data marts that can be joined and reused to drive higher level thinking. By structuring your data using this proven approach, you can start building an organizational data warehouse without having a long-term plan or large capital investment.

“We closed out the month 3 days ago. Where are my dashboards?” “Why are these queries running so slowly?” “Why did we spend all this time and money on a data warehouse when I can’t get anything out of it?” These are common complaints heard. As healthcare providers and managers, one often needs quick results, queries that run quickly, and standard reports that are generated in a timely fashion. The best results come from staging data effectively. But if that data isn’t staged consistently, although we get the initial result, we can’t leverage our work to integrate that data with additional data sets as business needs evolve.

We’ll discuss:
  • The importance of designing data correctly
  • Understanding two strategies for data modeling
  • Challenges and costs associated with poor data design
  • Delivering results through best practice data marts
  • A best practice incremental approach to data modeling

Register

 


 

Recent Webinars:

Merging Data From Multiple Systems:  When 1 + 1 = 3

Merging Data From Multiple Systems:
When 1 + 1 = 3

The equation seems simple: you have one billing system and you’re adding another. Many have the expectation that blending data from two systems is just a matter of adding data from, say, GE, into data from Epic. Unfortunately, for all involved, it is not that simple. This webinar breaks down how you can approach thinking about blending data and what really has to happen to successfully drive the integrated reporting you require. Most organizations facing this challenge fall under one of two categories: they’ve just merged with a healthcare entity that uses a different billing system than they do, or they are in the process of switching systems and need to report on the old system for a period of time after they switch over to the new system. During this webinar, you’ll understand the effort involved, see blended data visualizations, and gain insight into PDS’ best practice approach to ensure data is modeled appropriately for short-term and long-term success.
Denials: An Ounce of Prevention...

Denials: An Ounce of Prevention...

Claims denial rates in recent studies ranged from 6% to 21% of revenue collections within physician practices. While many of these denials can be effectively appealed and recovered, it is time consuming, expensive, and can have a dramatic effect on cashflow and reimbursement rates. Applying analytic techniques and visualization of data provides a focused view of denials and allows for the development of strategies to prevent denials caused by in-house staff, documentation issues, and common charge entry or coding errors. Using initiatives brought into focus by analytical processes, practices can realize substantial cost savings and operating efficiencies.

PDS demonstrates how to analyze denials to determine causes, complications and costs associated with the most common denials. Using visualizations can highlight key areas for concern while just a few well-timed strategies can yield the greatest financial benefits.

Watch on YouTube

Effectively Communicating Physician Compensation with Visual Analytics

Effectively Communicating Physician Compensation with Visual Analytics

As healthcare becomes more complex, physician compensation plans do as well. With the addition of quality metrics, MIPS and Star ratings, incentive compensation plans and other components associated with new types of contracts, compensation reporting may be complex to report. Using clear visual representations of results can help simplify the compensation story for the reader. Including key features, content, formats, and context make a complex subject easier for physicians to understand. Use of graphics, benchmarks, colors, definitions and other features can lead the reader through the compensation plan, actual compensation calculations, comparisons to peers or benchmarks, and group performance marks. Including population health results, patient satisfaction feedback, and scheduling data allows the reader to understand the drivers of compensation and how to improve compensation.

Watch on YouTube

Improving Patient Access with Visual Analytics

Improving Patient Access with Visual Analytics

The goal of any patient access initiative is fairly simple – to find capacity. We want our providers to be accessible to more patients, we want wait times for appointments to be as short as possible, and we want our patients’ satisfaction with their ability to see their provider to be as high as possible. Achieving that goal, however, can be difficult due to several challenges in the organization. Are our providers scheduling efficiently? Are we offering services at times and locations convenient for our patients? How long does it really take for a patient to get an appointment? Answering these questions is the key to achieving the goal. That is why being able to visualize and understand your organization’s patient access data is more critical than ever.

Watch on YouTube

Identify and Manage Hidden Denials Through Analytics and Visualizations

Identify and Manage Hidden Denials Through Analytics and Visualizations

Claims denial rates in recent studies ranged from 6% to 21% of revenue collections within physician practices. What is often not included in these rates are the hidden denials lurking within the details of the billing and reimbursement systems. Applying analytic techniques and visualization of data provides a focused view of denials and allows for the development of strategies to treat those reasons and quantify the results of recoveries and lost revenues.

Watch on YouTube

Hypercards for Healthcare - Inject Zero-Click Intelligence about Patients, Physicians and Payers

Hypercards for Healthcare - Inject Zero-Click Intelligence about Patients, Physicians and Payers

HyperIntelligence helps healthcare organizations deliver intelligence by leveraging their existing analytics across the entire organization. The transformation of information into actionable intelligence with technology can make a major difference in optimizing performance in a variety of critical areas.

For Example:
  • The clinic front desk can more easily understand patient no-show rates and uncollected patient balances
  • Department administrators can better visualize and optimize physician productivity
  • Collections analysts have the ability to access the recovery rates on denied claims
Learn how MicroStrategy Analytics, coupled with Practical Data Solutions’ 20+ years of healthcare experience, is transforming organizations with actionable intelligent analytics.

Watch on YouTube

MANAGING REVENUE INTEGRITY WITH ANALYTICS

MANAGING REVENUE INTEGRITY WITH ANALYTICS

Revenue Integrity is interpreted differently by different organizations, but the core function is common to all: ensuring that all entitled revenue has been accurately captured, billed and paid. Revenue Integrity encompasses the functions of the revenue cycle, in addition to capturing all potentially unrecognized revenue.

Revenue management processes create massive amounts of data transactions, which require appropriate staging and modeling to uncover hidden revenues or cost reduction opportunities. Learn how analytics can pinpoint new revenues, unpaid denied claims and other processes to improve your organization’s financial performance.

Watch on YouTube

USING ANALYTICS FOR STRATEGIC GROWTH

USING ANALYTICS FOR STRATEGIC GROWTH

As Medical Practices look to better serve their patients, the question of the best ways to expand can become tricky. Should the practice add new providers or specialties? Would new locations be more convenient for patients? How can the practice best balance the need to grow with the resources available?

In this webinar, PDS discussed how the effective use of analytics can help practices:
  • Identify growth opportunities
  • Monitor strategic productivity and patient access gaps
  • Look for underserved populations
  • Predict new revenue streams
  • Calculate payback time and potential returns on investments made in growth of the practice

Watch on YouTube

LEVERAGING ANALYTICS FOR PAYER CONTRACT ANALYSIS

LEVERAGING ANALYTICS FOR PAYER CONTRACT ANALYSIS

Analyzing new payer contracts has never been easy with ongoing changes in reimbursement models and quality metrics reporting. Organizations are searching for better methods of analyzing current and proposed contracts. Learn how the analysis of benchmarked metrics and reimbursement trends allow practices to understand and leverage better information in negotiations with their payers.

Watch on YouTube

Call PDS 203.262.9224