Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid
  • Value-Based Care, Price Transparency Rule Top Stories of 2018

    December 10, 2018 - 2018 has kept healthcare revenue cycle management and finance leaders on their toes. The healthcare industry continued its slow, but steady transition to value-based care and purchasing all while navigating the new landscape of healthcare consumerism and consolidation. Hospitals, medical groups, and practices alike are facing a significantly different market compared to a decade, or...

  • Healthcare Interoperability, Rule Reform Key to Value-Based Payment

    December 6, 2018 - Healthcare interoperability is vital to the transition to value-based payments, the second in command at HHS recently stated at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) annual meeting. “Advancing Health IT is inextricably bound up with what may be the most important priority that HHS has today, which is transforming our healthcare system into...

  • Accounting for the Patient in the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

    December 4, 2018 - From value-based care to record-high levels of patient financial responsibility, the healthcare industry is undergoing a tremendous amount of evolution. And the healthcare revenue cycle is having to learn some new tricks to keep up. Top of that list is creating a patient-focused healthcare revenue cycle, explained Andrew Kouba, CPA. As the CFO of Abilene Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC, a...

  • Hospital ERP Adoption Up to 38.4% and Will Continue to Climb

    November 29, 2018 - Enterprise resource planning (ERP) adoption remains slow and steady, HIMSS Analytics recently reported. Hospital ERP adoption increased from 18.8 percent of hospitals in 2008 to 38.4 percent of hospitals a decade later, the analysis of data from the HIMSS Analytics Logic Platform showed. The platform tracks the adoption of over 200 health IT tools. Adoption of the healthcare business...


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Average Healthcare Costs for Outpatient Visit Nears $500

Healthcare spending growth may be slowing, but healthcare costs in the US still significantly outpace those of other nations, a new analysis shows. As part of a larger study to determine the funding and services needed to achieve...

VA Hospitals Outperform Private Hospitals in Most Areas

A new study by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice shows that Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are providing care as good as or better than their peers in the private sector. “This is proof...

Aurora Health Care Pays $12M to Settle Healthcare Fraud Claims

An integrated health system that services patients in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan recently agreed to pay $12 million to federal and state governments to settle healthcare fraud allegations. According to an announcement from the US...

DoJ Offers Insight into Anti-Steering, Antitrust Case with Atrium

The Department of Justice (DoJ) is shedding more light on its recent settlement with North Carolina-based Atrium Health over allegations the health system used its market power to create anti-competitive contracts with private...

MSSP Accountable Care Organizations Saved Medicare Nearly $2.7B

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) saved more than previously thought, according to a new analysis. The updated analysis of MSSP ACO savings from the National Association of ACOs (NACCOS)...

Nurse Practitioners Earn a 6% Increase in Annual Compensation

Nurse practitioners received a significant boost in compensation compared to other advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), a new survey revealed. The survey of over 3,200 advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including nurse...

Hospital Revenue Unstable Despite Outpatient Volume Growth

Hospitals recently saw increases in national inpatient and outpatient volumes. However, net hospital revenue continues to be unstable for non-profit organizations, according to a new analysis from the public accounting, consulting, and...

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