Healthcare providers have limited freedom to run their businesses due to rate cuts, price fixing and needless regulations.
AutoGov is a typical small software company. Our customers are healthcare providers such as nursing homes, hospitals and home health companies. We are entangled in the never ending struggle balance scarce resources against the needs of our customers to ensure high service levels are maintained while offering a disruptive product.
We are free to charge whatever we choose is the optimum price for CaseVue. We spend weeks analyzing our costs against feedback we receive from our customers. If we are right, the market rewards our decisions. If we are wrong, we are punished. But, they are always our decision.
Troubling trends have emerged for our customers, however. They are increasingly hamstrung by government sponsored price fixing - eliminating a key freedom that business leaders require to be successful. For many of these providers (aka businesses) the inability to set prices as they see fit requires doors to close, further limiting capacity in this $3 trillion industry.
We watch as politicians, faceless bureaucrats and and the well meaning healthcare advocates make decisions that ultimately stifle their ability to survive. The basic laws of supply and demand are ignored.
Price fixing and monopolies are always bad in free market economies.
Businesses, including healthcare businesses will fail. Hospitals and nursing homes will close. Home health providers will struggle to recruit quality care givers. Drug companies will discontinue key research.
Our customers are watching helplessly as decisions are made and rates are set, or rather fixed, that ensure their rights and freedoms to run their businesses are reduced or eliminated.
Fair warning to all involved, this will not end well.
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At AutoGov, our purpose is to provide our clients with a comprehensive tool that makes their decisions easier and their processes more efficient and effective. We are actively involved in Medicaid eligibility in both the private sector and state government.
Through this blog we will share informative articles, lists, tips, reviews, and sometimes best practices. For starters, we will categorize our posts into one of the following five categories:
- Long term care
- Hospital and healthcare systems
- Small business lifestyle
- Healthcare predictive analytics
1. Long Term Care is a topic near and dear to our hearts. With blog posts in this category, we will share industry updates, best practices, and customer comments.
2. Our intention is to post updates and articles that affect our customers. If we run across tips or best practices, we will do our best to share!
3. Medicaid eligibility is a topic that touches every aspect of the patients care pathway or continuum. The Affordable Care Act is causing industry-wide reorganization. AutoGov will identify how we might assist healthcare systems with Medicaid eligibility.
4. From time to time, the AutoGov leadership team will share their activities and organizational involvements. A small business isn't just about products, it's about people.
5. "Big Data" is the new hot topic. Journalists love to write about how "Big Data" is making its way into healthcare. We will share relevant stories about how data and analytics are impacting the industry.
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In 2012 Ali Craigo was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Today Ali is a beautiful 25 year old fighting MS with every part of her being. Ali is so passionate about finding a cure that she put together a local fundraiser to give back to her community.
"At AutoGov we jumped at the chance to donate to such a worthy cause. I only wish we could find a cure for this amazing young lady!"
- Solara Cochran, VP of Business Development & resident of Metro Denver.
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CaseVue is simply your admissions professionals best friend.
With CaseVue your facilities will dramatically increase the quantitative measures by which the admission decisions are made. You will see a profound decrease in Medicaid write-offs and an increase in census as your operation becomes more efficient.
The CaseVue software is part of a comprehensive platform used by government agencies and healthcare providers to furnish decision support solutions with a base in predictive analytics (Big Data). The software takes your patient applications, fuses hundreds of pieces of data from trusted sources, and provides your facilities with fast, accurate Medicaid eligibility support right to your desktop or tablet in seconds.
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AutoGov picks up a game changing healthcare executive, Solara Cochran, to lead its business development efforts.
Solara is experienced as both a provider and a healthcare executive with a with a Fortune Global 500 healthcare company.
AutoGov, an Austin based healthcare software company, has hired Solara Cochran to lead the company's nationwide business development team.
Solara Cochran is a natural leader who inspires enthusiasm and elicits greatness. She is the model of big business skill and execution coupled with small business ambition and dedication. Solara has worked within the health care industry since March of 2001. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Atlas Home Health. Prior to joining AutoGov, Solara spent 2 1/2 years as the Administrator and sole Owner of Atlas Home Health. For 10 years Solara worked in Sales and Marketing as an Executive for Sanofi, a Fortune Global 500 multinational corporation.
"AutoGov is an innovator, a visionary, and an industry leader," said Cochran. "I'm honored to join such an impressive team of skilled professionals who passionately serve the medical community. I look forward to reaching an entirely new apex of success through nationwide implementation of our flagship risk management tool, CaseVue."
Connect with Solara...
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is one of many state governors requiring state agencies to hammer out ways to achieve significant cost savings over the next year.
The State of Florida is looking for ways to cut almost half a billion dollars from its Medicaid budget with the nursing home industry expected to shoulder an astonishing $274 million in reductions. Of course, finding these cutbacks is an enormous challenge. Where will they come from?
A likely scenario is for the state to increase the scrutiny applied to Medicaid applications. Several states have already begun to implement advanced data analytics software designed specifically to tighten the process of examining submissions for Medicaid reimbursement to long term care providers.
At the federal level, the squeeze is about to become even tighter.
Under Section 1940 of the Social Security Act, each state is required to have an Asset Verification System (AVS) in place by the end of 2013 to verify the assets of Medicaid applicants who are aged, blind, or disabled. States who fail to verify assets will have their federal financial participation (FFP) withheld.
And what about long term care providers who currently don’t have the same access to advanced analytic tools and AVS systems? The implication is clear.
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Leveraging analytics driven by more than 30 million cases, CaseVue allows healthcare providers, states and insurance companies with a comprehensive solution to managing risk in eligibility, enrollment and insurance exchanges.
Big Data sounds like one of those subjects suitable for discussion only among nerds and hyper-brilliant analysts. You know those technical types who actually understand every complex scientific joke bantered on The Big Bang Theory? Yeah…those guys. But Big Data is not about size and complexity.
It’s about agility and simplicity.
At AutoGov, we have made it our business to reduce Big Data into small packages for our long term care clients. For example, our CaseVue scoring screen has been designed to provide you with simple financial and other crucial admissions information in a clean, easy to understand format.
We have gleaned information from over 15,000,000 Medicaid admissions cases to create a single score that will guide you to the correct financial admission assessment for your facility.
Our goal is simple: To provide you with the most complete information available to enable your admissions team to make the right “front door” decision.
The advantages of Big Data are now available in a small package. Let CaseVue show you how agile and simple your admissions process can become.
Call us for a demonstration today! (866) 368-3753
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Finding help for a new product is sometimes hard, and the agony of searching the web for what you consider to be simple answer shouldn't keep someone from using the product. AutoGov understands you are busy and if you need help using CaseVue you should be able to find it quickly and easily.
We present you AutoGov Helpdesk 3.0 with CaseVue Support!
What is new in AutoGov Helpdesk 3.0?- Submitting a ticket just got easier! You can now send an email to email@example.com, call us at(866) 368-3753, tweet @casevuesupport on Twitter, or use the ticket form on the helpdesk.
Tweet to @casevuesupport
-CaseVue Support on Twitter. As mentioned before we have setup a twitter account to send you updates and provide a way to contact us if you need help. We will send our down time notices automatically and when we come back online, We will also tweet updates about releases and new features. To start a new ticket by Direct Message (DM) or tweeting us with your questions.
Do you work at a Nursing Home or Hospital? Have you or your company ever struggled with an admission decision? Does gathering all the information needed to make the correct decision often drag on for day, weeks or even months?
Speed is the name of the game, and CaseVue is all about speed. Our philosophy is that every provider should have as much information, as fast as possible. Access to fast information leads to better decisions that lead to a reduction of "write offs."
We are proud that CaseVue serves our clients with in excess of 99.5% of Uptime and we average a server response rate of 318 ms (0.318 Seconds) across the US. We would love to talk to you! Feel free to contact us if you would like a demo.
Call us: 512-439-2900
Tweet us: @autogov
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