Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid
  • Gaining Visibility into Healthcare Workforce Management Cuts Costs

    April 24, 2018 - If it takes a village to raise a child, then it may take an entire city to operate a health system. From executives and clinicians to IT managers and front desk staff, healthcare workforce management involves hundreds to thousands of employees who all ensure their organization delivers high-value care to every patient who walks through the door. Hospitals employed over 5.1 million individuals...

  • Average Physician Compensation Sees Modest Growth in 2018

    April 19, 2018 - Physician compensations increased slightly over the past year, with the average annual income increasing from $294,000 in 2017 to $299,000 in 2018, according to most recent Medscape Physician Compensation Report. The survey of 20,000 physicians in over 29 specialties showed that primary care physicians will earn about $6,000 more on average and specialists will make about $13,000 more on average...

  • RFID, Smart Cabinets Improve Hospital Supply Chain Management

    April 17, 2018 - From EHR systems and revenue cycle management tools to data analytics and online patient payment options, hospitals and health systems are on the journey to automating all aspects of the healthcare experience. However, the hospital supply chain has proven to be a difficult component of the organization to not only automate but optimize through electronic processes. About 78 percent of hospital...

  • AAMC Projects Physician Shortage to Reach 120K Doctors by 2030

    April 12, 2018 - Physician demand continues to outpace supply, resulting in a new physician shortage projection of up to 120,000 doctors by 2030, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently reported. The most recent analysis by the Life Science division of IHS Markit on behalf of AAMC uncovered a projected shortfall of between 42,600 and 121,300 physicians by 2030, with specialists facing...


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Gaining Visibility into Healthcare Workforce Management Cuts Costs

If it takes a village to raise a child, then it may take an entire city to operate a health system. From executives and clinicians to IT managers and front desk staff, healthcare workforce management involves hundreds to thousands of employees...

Emory Healthcare, Walmart Team Up for an ACO, Bundled Payments

Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare recently announced the creation of an accountable care organization (ACO) with retail giant Walmart, known as the Accountable Care Plan. Walmart employees at 55 Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Walmart Distribution...

Only 37% of MIPS Quality Measures Deemed Valid by ACP

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is calling for a “time-out” to assess and improve Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) quality measures after finding few of the measures used to determine clinician performance and...

Healthcare Prices Hit Highest Annual Growth Rate Since Jan 2012

The growth rate for healthcare prices increased 2.2 percent in March 2018 compared to the previous year, representing the greatest annual growth rate since January 2012, revealed the most recent Health Care Price Index from Altarum. Hospital...

Average Physician Compensation Sees Modest Growth in 2018

Physician compensations increased slightly over the past year, with the average annual income increasing from $294,000 in 2017 to $299,000 in 2018, according to most recent Medscape Physician Compensation Report. The survey of 20,000 physicians...

Slowing Employment Key to Reducing Healthcare Costs, Experts Argue

Despite industry-wide efforts to cut spending, healthcare costs are unlikely to decrease unless the industry also reduces the growth in employment, professors from the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College and Kennedy School of Government,...

AMA, ASAM Create Alternative Payment Model for Opioid Use Disorder

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) recently unveiled an alternative payment model that aims to improve care and reduce costs associated with opioid use disorder. The new alternative payment...

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