Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid

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Using Revenue Cycle Analytics for Effective Value-Based Care

The hospital industry has been experiencing a number of challenges in recent years due to the payment reforms coming from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and commercial health payers. There has been a much greater push toward value-based care reimbursement and away from fee-for-service payment programs. This has led to the development of bundled payment contracts, accountable...


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What We Know About Value-Based Care Under MACRA, MIPS, APMs

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 has many parts tied to Medicare and other federal health plan beneficiaries, but first and foremost it is a bill that brings an end to the sustainable growth rate and a beginning to new...

Key Ways to Improve Claims Management and Reimbursement in the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

Reimbursement is changing in healthcare. Even before elements of the Affordable Care Act began to go into effect, a growing focus on value- based care versus volume has led many healthcare organizations and providers to consider accountable...

Why Healthcare Needs Value-Based Supply Chain Management

Healthcare supply chain — the holistic flow of relationships between suppliers and customers — is about efficiently delivering low cost care as goods and supplies, such as a pair of doctor’s gloves, move from point of purchase...

3 Keys to a Successful Value-Based Care Implementation

EHRIntelligence The goals of value-based care are clear — improved population health, increased patient satisfaction, and reduced cost — but the means of getting there aren’t. Healthcare organizations are grappling with the transition from...

How mHealth Technology Improves Population Health Messaging

mHealthIntelligence Healthcare providers are finding out that smartphones and mobile health messaging platforms are changing how they administer population health programs. The attraction is simple: smartphones, nowadays, are ubiquitous. With roughly 96 percent...

Patient Pre-Registration Tips for a Quality Consumer Experience

PatientEngagementHIT Patient pre-registration is a key strategy for improving the onboarding and intake process, which can often get bogged down with complicated data collection and administrative tasks. By collecting patient intake materials ahead of the appointment,...

Telemedicine Robots: Out of Science Fiction and Into the Mainstream

mHealthIntelligence Long a staple of science fiction, robots are now proving their value as a telemedicine resource. Originally designed to ferry supplies around the hospital or give surgeons a steadier hand for delicate medical procedures, robots are now finding...

For Opioids and Substance Abuse, Big Data Analytics Is Just the Beginning

HealthITAnalytics Fentanyl, heroin, prescription opioids, and a growing number of synthetic drugs killed more than 50,000 Americans in 2016.  It is a statistic that is hard to compute –numbing in its scope and staggering in the sheer complexity of trying...

Benefits, Challenges of Secure Healthcare Data Sharing

HealthITSecurity The continued push for nationwide interoperability has helped fuel the growth of secure healthcare data sharing. Covered entities and business associates are exploring how to enhance patient care by engaging in health information exchange (HIE),...

Navigating the Hype of Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Companies

HealthITAnalytics Few phrases in the healthcare IT world conjure up quite as much excitement as “artificial intelligence.”  Sweeping through vendor marketing teams like a tidal wave of opportunity, nearly every technology company has at least...

How to Build a Successful Healthcare Mobility Solution

HITInfrastructure Mobile devices are a significant part of health IT infrastructure as users look for the most convenient ways to use devices to treat patients. Building a healthcare mobility solution is key to ensuring the devices are fully supported and functioning...

Prioritizing Data Security Strategies for Health IT Infrastructure

HealthITSecurity A secure yet accessible health IT infrastructure is a fundamental requirement for all healthcare organizations.   As providers adopt more digital technologies, including electronic health records, data warehouses, advanced wireless networks,...

Strategies for Rural Patient Healthcare Access Challenges

PatientEngagementHIT Amidst the sweeping plains and endless farmland of rural America, residents face a pressing and pervasive problem. With providers so few and far between, patients face considerable difficulty accessing healthcare. According to a leading advocate...

Epic Systems: Machine Learning Is the EHR Usability Solution

HealthITAnalytics A public appearance by Epic Systems founder and CEO Judy Faulkner is always a big event for the health IT industry, and nothing is bigger for Epic than the electronic health record company’s annual user group meeting. With 9000 thousand...

Why Cloud, Virtualization Are Key to Healthcare Infrastructure Strategy

HITInfrastructure The healthcare industry’s transformation isn’t just taking place in consult rooms, retail clinics, or EHR developers’ office buildings.   Health IT infrastructure - the engine that drives clinical, operational, and administrative...

Leveraging Primary Care Telehealth for Convenience and Quality

mHealthIntelligence At its heart, the telehealth or telemedicine platform is all about connecting the patient to the doctor for primary care services. That’s where it all began: a virtual connection to treat a nagging cough or cold, a sinus infection or earache...

Using Visual Analytics, Big Data Dashboards for Healthcare Insights

HealthITAnalytics The need to make sense of big data is quickly becoming an imperative in the healthcare industry, demanding a degree of time, skill, attention, and resources that many providers simply do not have to spare.  While changing payment models...

How HIPAA Regulations Apply to Key Patient Data Access Situations

HealthITSecurity Individuals have an inherent right to access their own health information. Patient data access can be a critical tool for proper care, but both providers and patients often face confusion about how HIPAA regulations impact the exchange and release...

How Open Source Software Benefits Health IT Infrastructure

HITInfrastructure Health IT infrastructure forms the foundation for everything that happens in a healthcare organization, from quality improvement and patient safety to financial sustainability and business intelligence. While many different health IT strategies...

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