Geropsychiatric Units

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RCHA assists providers in the development and management of inpatient geropsychiatric units. Our staff of senior level consultants have helped providers of all types - from small rural hospitals to highly integrated healthcare service networks - improve their patient care management systems.

Despite cost pressures and utilization limitations imposed by Medicare and other payers, providers of geropsychiatric services face the task of maintaining high quality and achieving desired outcomes. Reduced TEFRA limits and pending prospective payment system (PPS) rates require providers of geropsychiatric services to redesign processes, improve efficiency and demonstrate cost effectiveness in order to remain profitable and positioned for managed care and other third-party contracting.

In spite of these challenges, geropsychiatric units remain a needed and appreciated service in the community. You may be reevaluating your geropsychiatric program; if so, you may want to consider the management and consulting services provided by

  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Program Management
  • Finance
  • Program Planning
  • Reimbursement
  • Billing and Documentation


  • Assessing staffing needs, productivity, and cost effectiveness, and market penetration
  • Redesigning service delivery in line with PPS and TEFRA limits
    Developing and expanding new programs
        - Needs assessment/Market analysis
        - Define scope of services
        - Financial feasibility studies
  • Ensuring appropriateness of patient care management
  • Billing, documentation, and reimbursement audits
  • Establishing outcome measures for clinical effectiveness
  • Certification, regulatory compliance, and program accreditation
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