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

Healthcare Revenue Cycle

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...


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Accounting for the Patient in the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

by Jacqueline LaPointe

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...

Hospital Operating Income Falls for Two-Thirds of Health Systems

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Health system operating income is deteriorating as hospital expenses continue to grow, according to a recent Navigant analysis. In the three-year analysis of the financial disclosures for 104 prominent health systems that operate...

Healthcare Disruption Spurs Hospitals to Alter Business Operations

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Eighty-five percent of hospital and health system executives believe the industry is at significant risk for healthcare disruption, and their organizations are preparing their business operations for potential changes to how healthcare...

Consumers Seek Care in New Settings for Lower Healthcare Costs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Consumers are generally comfortable with seeking routine care in healthcare settings beyond the hospital or their doctor’s office if the healthcare costs are lower, data from PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) showed. For...

Price Not the Only Driver of High Healthcare Costs, Research Shows

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Healthcare costs in Colorado are significantly higher compared to other states in the country. A recent analysis by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NHRI) showed that total cost of care in Colorado was 19 percent higher...

Patient Leakage Costs Most Healthcare Facilities 10% of Revenue

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Healthcare organizations are losing revenue because they are failing to properly mange referrals and patient leakage, a new survey shows. Forty-three percent of over 100 executives recently surveyed by Sage Growth Partners for Fibroblast...

AHA: Consolidated Payer Market Influences Hospital Contracting

by Jacqueline LaPointe

“The overwhelming majority of hospitals and health systems are not the drivers in contract negotiations with commercial health insurers,” the American Hospital Association (AHA) recently said in response to a potential FTC...

Aligning the Healthcare Revenue Cycle with Patient Experience

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Improving a patient’s financial experience is key to healthcare revenue cycle management success, according to the Senior Regional Director of Revenue Cycle at Ascension Healthcare. “Moving into the future, we need to focus...

Optum360, WayStar Named Top Revenue Cycle Management Vendors

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The eighth annual revenue cycle management technology and outsourcing solutions survey from Black Book recently uncovered the top client-rated healthcare revenue cycle management vendors for health systems, hospitals, and physician...

Implementing a Patient-Focused Culture Good Business for Practices

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Fostering a patient-focused culture was a top business strategy top-performing medical groups and practices implemented in 2018, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) recently reported. As part of its 2018 MGMA DataDive Better...

Clinical Documentation Improvement Solutions Up Provider Revenue

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Provider organizations are seeing financial improvements after implementing clinical documentation improvement (CDI) solutions, a recent KLAS survey shows. Revenue improved for about 53 percent of healthcare executives, medical records...

Hospital Financial Performance Lags with Revenue Cycle Outsourcing

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Revenue cycle outsourcing may not be the financial answer hospitals are looking for, according to a recent analysis from the public accounting, consulting, and technology firm Crowe. The analysis of data from more than 1,000 hospitals...

Docs Could Avoid 34% of Out-of-Network Patient Referrals with Data

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Providers recognize the importance of making in-network referrals for care coordination and patient retention. However, 79 percent of physicians still refer patients to other providers outside their health system’s network, a new...

Shift Admin, QGenda Top Physician Scheduling Vendors, KLAS Reports

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Shift Admin and QGenda are the physician scheduling vendors giving provider organizations their money’s worth for the time saved using the solution, KLAS recently reported. In a series of interviews with over 200 healthcare...

Using Text Messages to Improve Healthcare Recruitment, Employment

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Getting qualified healthcare professionals in the door for interviews as quickly as possible is paramount for provider organizations facing a competitive healthcare recruitment and employment market. The healthcare industry is in the...

Revenue Cycle Management Integration Boosts the Bottom Line

by Jacqueline LaPointe

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...

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