Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid
  • Small Hospital Boosts Bottom Line Through Patient Access Automation

    January 17, 2019 - “The patient access area is where everything starts, and that mindset is what led to our success.” That was the sentiment of Deonne Henry, the Vice President of Revenue Cycle at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Mississippi. The city-county-owned 200-bed community hospital recently increased point-of-service collections by 600 percent and decreased eligibility denials by...

  • Hospital Prescription Drug Spending Increased 18.5% Per Admission

    January 16, 2019 - Average total hospital prescription drug spending per admission rose by 18.5 percent between the 2015 and 2018 fiscal years, according to a new study conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. Hospitals spent an average of $555.40 per adjusted admission during the three-year period, which resulted in $1.8 million in new prescription drug spending for the average...

  • Addressing Healthcare Consumerism a Top Priority for Docs in 2019

    January 14, 2019 - 2019 will be the year of healthcare consumerism, according to industry experts. As patient financial responsibility increases, revenue cycle and finance leaders are finding it high time to align their business practices with consumerism. Patient financial responsibility is up 11 percent, according to the most recent data from TransUnion Healthcare. The average person is now paying...

  • CMS: We Must Do More Than New Healthcare Price Transparency Rule

    January 10, 2019 - Hospitals may have to publish a list of their standard charges online, but that doesn’t have to be their only step to increase healthcare price transparency, CMS Administrator Seema Verma recently stressed. “While many hospital CEOs have released statements of support, some of voiced concerns that making chargemaster information available to the public could be confusing...


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Small Hospital Boosts Bottom Line Through Patient Access Automation

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