The Healthcare Almanac Desktop is part of the Healthcare Almanac product developed by Intech Computer Systems, Inc. The HA Desktop provides accurate, reliable and comparative CMS Medicare Cost Report information for your Healthcare clients. The HA Desktop is a source of Business Intelligence and Healthcare Analytics for healthcare consultants, hospital associations, internal auditors, cost report preparers, strategic planning, financial analysts and marketing organizations. The HA Desktop is focused on providing Business Intelligence and Healthcare Analytics for all CMS Medicare/Medicaid providers. The Business Intelligence is based on the wealth of provider information available for Healthcare Providers in market areas. The Healthcare Analytics includes KPIs, percents and ranking are included where appropriate. More Healthcare Analytics features are currently in development. The HA Desktop information covers 12 years of history.
CMS Medicare Cost Reports are based on CMS Form numbers. There are CMS Cost Report Procedures and Forms for Hospitals, SNFs, HHAs, ESRDs, Hospice, Clinics and CMHC. There are also old Cost Report forms for Hospital, SNF, ESRD and Hospice. These form numbers are listed on the HA Desktop menu. For example, the current CMS Hospital Form is 2552-2010 which is superseded by CMS Hospital form 2552-1996. There are Report Setup screens for each of the Cost Report forms. Each Cost Report form number has a Cost Report Setup screen. The Cost Report Section has a menu list of 7 Providers for current cost reports. The Cost Report section has 4 old form numbers that have been upgraded since 2010. In each setup screen, there is a Provider Selection screen of providers to select the providers for the report. In addition, there is also a Line Item Selection screen to select Line Items for the report. After selecting the report parameters, you can "Run" the report. After running the report, you can preview, print to printer, print to PDF, Export to Excel and Export to Word. The reports are saved and can be previewed or printed at a later date. There are additional tag selection list to help with tagging for States, Counties and Carriers.
The Cost Report Section also has four Cost Report Setup screens for 7 current CMS Cost Report Forms and 4 superseded CMS Cost Report forms.
In summary, this is the general design of the HA Desktop Cost Report Section. The development of this Cost Report Section has required great effort. We believe that purchasing HA Desktop and HA Website should be based on the value you will receive from using the product. The time you would spend to get and process this information would be substantial. We hope this product will save you time and effort and will improve the quality and quantity of your work.
The Summary Section is created from the CMS Medicare Cost Reports. The Summary Section is the Business Intelligence/Healthcare Analytics part of Healthcare Almanac. The HA Website is similar to the Summary Section but the HA Website is mush faster for locating information about a hospital. The Summary Section is much better for comparing hospital financial information and KPIs. The Summary Section has based on the 5 major providers required to file CMS Medicare Cost Report. The Summary old and new CMS forms have been combined based on translating the old Worksheet Line numbers into new Worksheet Line Numbers. In the new CMS Forms, some Worksheet Line numbers were combined and some were split into two or more Worksheet Line Numbers. Every effort was make to make the best selection when a Worksheet line number was split. The Worksheet Line number conversion codes are in the old Worksheet Line table in each old year. CMS provided a Line Crosswalk for the old Hospital and SNF providers. There are Report Setup Screens for each type of provider with a tab for each type of report.
In general, the process for running a Summary Section report is very simple. The HA Database information for the Summary Section is the exact same information for the HA Website. In each report setup screen, you select the year for the Summary Section Report. The Compare Reports will have 6 years of history starting with the current year. There is a Provider Selection screen of providers to select/tag the providers for the report. In each report setup screen except the Profile Setup Screen, there is a KPI or Worksheet Line Selection screen to select the detail for the report. In each report, you can change the report title and add a report description for the top of the report. After selecting the report parameters, you "Run" the report. After running the report, you can preview, print to printer, print to PDF, Export to Excel and Export to Word. The reports are saved and can be previewed or printed at a later date. There are additional tag selection lists to help with tagging for States, Counties and Carriers.
In summary, this is the general design of the HA Desktop Summary Section. The development of this Summary Section has required great effort. We believe that purchasing HA Desktop and HA Website should be based on the value you will receive from using the product. The time you would spend to create and process this information would be substantial. We hope this product will save you time and effort and will improve the quality and quantity of your work.
Healthcare Almanac has a directory of healthcare providers based on publicly available information. The almanac uses information from the Provider of Service file obtained directly from the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Service. The POS file contains information on the following types of providers