Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid
  • How Adding Physician Assistants Improves Hospital Revenue Cycle

    April 21, 2017 - Physician assistants are key players on hospital care teams, but leveraging staffing levels and care delivery capabilities may improve hospital revenue cycle. Many hospital leaders and physicians face greater care delivery, administrative, and patient access demands under alternative payment models. But the payment models also require hospitals to reduce healthcare costs while managing more...

  • Credit Card On File Program Key To Patient Collections Success

    April 19, 2017 - Implementing a credit card on file program boosted patient collections and reduced accounts receivable by 28 percent in six months at Orthopaedics & Rheumatology of the North Shore, a four-physician specialty practice in Illinois. Consumers use credit cards to pay for a range of goods and services from food to major purchases, such as a down payment on a car. Why shouldn’t healthcare...

  • Oncologists Need Data Reporting, Time for MACRA Implementation

    April 18, 2017 - Although MACRA launched the Quality Payment Program on Jan. 1, 2017, a recent American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) report stated that many oncology practices still need to expand or improve services and data reporting to meet the program’s performance standards. While most oncologists participated in at least one quality reporting program and were meaningful EHR users, the report...

  • Healthcare Consumerism Challenges Primary Care Business Models

    April 6, 2017 - Primary care providers are facing significant and oftentimes conflicting challenges in response to two major healthcare trends: value-based purchasing implementation and the rise of healthcare consumerism, a recent Journal of Internal Medicine article stated. In the article, UPMC Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer William H. Shrank, MD, explained that many primary care practices are...


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How Adding Physician Assistants Improves Hospital Revenue Cycle

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