Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid
  • Paperless Medical Billing Key to Boosting Patient Collections

    August 13, 2018 - In the age of smartphones, tablets, and other technologies that put information literally in the palm of our hands, why do doctors still rely on paper to reach their patients for medical billing purposes? That was the question Max Tselevich, CEO of The Doctor, a Medical Services Management Company, asked himself about two and a half years ago. Like many of his peers, his West...

  • Revenue Cycle Management Integration Boosts the Bottom Line

    August 9, 2018 - When you ask a provider which EHR system he uses, you expect to hear a single vendor, such as Epic, Cerner, or MEDITECH. But when you inquire about a provider’s revenue cycle management system, you are likely to get a laundry list of vendors and products for each component of the cycle. Nearly 69 percent of healthcare organizations use more than one vendor solution for revenue...

  • How Hospitals Bring in Revenue Through the Healthcare Supply Chain

    August 6, 2018 - The healthcare supply chain is a cost center for provider organizations of all sizes. Through the supply chain, healthcare organizations spend money on the items and supplies they need to deliver the services that bring in revenue. As a result, the healthcare supply chain eats up a significant portion of provider resources. The department is the second largest expense for healthcare...

  • WA Makes Healthcare Price Transparency Consumer-Friendly

    August 2, 2018 - How much does a knee replacement surgery cost at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Auburn, Washington versus St. Anthony Hospital in nearby Gig Harbor? Does EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland deliver the highest value birthing experience compared to other hospitals in its zip code? These are the types of questions Washington policymakers and enforcers are trying to answer for...


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MI Hospital System Pays $84.5M to Resolve Healthcare Fraud Claims

A regional hospital system in the Detroit, Michigan area agreed to pay the federal government over $84 million to resolve allegations that the system violated the Anti-Kickback Statute and the physician-self referral law. The federal...

Leading Accountable Care Organization Group Opposes MSSP Overhaul

The proposal to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) would significantly harm the accountable care organization (ACO) movement, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) recently stated. “The administration’s...

Paperless Medical Billing Key to Boosting Patient Collections

In the age of smartphones, tablets, and other technologies that put information literally in the palm of our hands, why do doctors still rely on paper to reach their patients for medical billing purposes? That was the question Max...

Prescription Drug Rate Growth to Slow in 2019, Increasing 4.92%

Hospitals and health systems should anticipate prescription drug rates to increase by 4.92 percent in 2019, researchers from the healthcare improvement company Vizient recently estimated. Prescription drug rates for hospitals and health...

CMS Plans to Transform MSSP to Encourage ACOs to Assume More Risk

CMS recently proposed an overhaul of Medicare’s largest accountable care organization (ACO) program, transforming it from the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) to the Pathways to Success initiative. The redesigned MSSP program...

Employers Play Bigger Role in Value-Based Reimbursement Transition

Providers wanting to expand their value-based reimbursement contracts may want to look to the employer-sponsored health plan market, according to a new report from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Robert Wood Johnson...

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