The HA Website is part of the Healthcare Almanac product and part of the total solution for using CMS Medicare Cost Reports. The HA Website has CMS Medicare Cost Report data for Hospitals, SNFs, HHA, ESRDs and Hospice. The goal of the HA Website is to provide summary information about all CMS approved Medicare providers. The HA Website offers Business Intelligence and Healthcare Analytics for healthcare consultants, hospital associations, internal auditors, cost report preparers, strategic planning, financial analyst and marketing organizations. Business Intelligence is the knowledge gained from the wealth of provider information available on the HA Website. Healthcare Analytics information includes KPIs, percents, rankings and charts where appropriate. The HA Website relies on the HA Database stored as Microsoft SQL Data at a Microsoft Azure DataCenter. The CMS Cost Report information is available through a Provider Profile with drill down detail for Analytics, KPIs, Cost Information, Charges information and Cost Report Filing History. The HA Website also has Geography Profiles for National, States, Counties and CBSAs with summary information for Population, KPIs, Cost and Charges Information. The CMS Cost Report information is available for 12 years. The CMS Cost Report information is available in an easy to read format that can be printed. Many HA Website screens have Charts that show historical trends in financial information. In some HA Website screens, information can be exported to Excel worksheets. The cost report data is submitted by healthcare providers directly to CMS - Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services. All of the CMS Cost Report data is obtained directly from CMS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services after processing and settlement. All the data is publicly available and HIPPA regulations do NOT apply.
The Main Screen provides access to all the features of the HA Website. The Main Screen has current event information about the processing of the CMS Medicare Cost Reports. Processing counts of cost reports are shown for each quarter of processing with record counts for five years. The processing schedules of the CMS Cost Reports show the new Cost Report information. Also, upgrades to the HA Website are described so you can take advantage of these features. At the top of the Main Screen is a menu bar with access to the Products screen, Reports screen, Installation screen and an About Us screen. At the bottom of the Main Page is the footer section with links to special screens of additional information.
On the Main Screen, you can search for a Provider by Provider Type (Hospital, SNF, HHA, ESRD and Hospice). Enter a search word like "lake" and all the Providers containing that phrase will appear in a selection list. Locate the Provider you want to view and select the "Profile" link for the Profile Screen.
Profile Screen - This view has all the information for a healthcare provider. There are sections of information on the view that provide summary information. You can print this view with the browser print function to save the information. A similar paper report is available in the HA Desktop. Profile Graphs - You can select the Graph link to see 8 Graphs of Healthcare Analytical information. The Graphs have 8 years of historical information. You can print the graphs with the browser print function to display the information.
If you have a Subscription Agreement, you can access more information about a Provider. At each section break in the Profile Information, there are buttons to select more information. The following button are available.
On the Main Screen, you will see a button for National Controls and States. These two buttons provide access to the Geography screens. There are four Geography Screens; National, States, Counties and CBSAs. Each of the Geographies have Profile screens and graphs. The Geography Profiles have Population, Cost Report Analytics, KPIs based on Population and Financial Information by Geography. These Geographies are a great way to see Market Areas. You can access the Provider Profile to see individual providers profiles. In addition, you can see graphs in all the Geographies. The Graphs are a series of 8 Graphs of key financial information for a geography.