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

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Providers Squeezed to Integrate Care Management Solutions

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At this year’s HIMSS conference and exhibition, Chilmark Research released the 2016 Care Management Market Trends report, which outlines how the market is leaning on healthcare providers to create care management solutions. The report also...

Why Revenue Cycle Management Needs Electronic Data Exchange

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More focus on electronic data exchange can potentially save healthcare organizations, hospitals, and health systems $8 billion annually, according to a report from the American Hospital Association (AHA). Rising healthcare costs may...

EHR Documentation Policies Improve Revenue Cycle Management

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Revenue cycle management can reap substantial benefits from improved electronic health record (EHR) documentation. But the learning curve is perhaps still too steep to move forward without stumbling. Many physicians consider EHR implementation...

How to Slash Common Healthcare Supply Chain Management Costs

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Healthcare supply chain management strategies are generally tied to keeping costs low. But with an apparently broken system still in place, this is not a simple task. Whereas other industries seem to have made supply chain progress, the...

How to Boost Ambulatory Revenue Cycle Management Performance

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Ambulatory revenue cycle management is driven by a variety of factors, such as the market growth of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), the meaningful use program, and technological trends. Operating as outpatient healthcare facilities, ambulatory...

Why Hospital Revenue Cycle Demands More Patient Engagement

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A lack of technological alignment may cause hospital revenue cycle to dip substantially, according to research from Accenture. Stronger patient engagement efforts and revision of digital health strategies may help hospitals protect their revenue...

Moving Past the “Model Hospital” with Revenue Cycle Management

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Many healthcare organizations have recently implemented a new electronic health record (EHR), resulting in a new revenue cycle system.  Through this transition, most of the major EHR vendors insist that you need to implement their “model...

Can Automation Investment Keep Insurance Claim Costs Down?

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Hospitals are focusing on various outsourcing endeavors or different manual approaches to maintain a healthy revenue cycle. But is it working as planned? Perhaps only at a steep price. Expenditures for late payment follow-up...

How to Bend Healthcare’s Cost Curve Over the Next Decade

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Healthcare costs are growing but not as quickly as they once were. The big question is why? It’s a tough one to answer. To put it lightly, the delicate art of pinpointing specific or collective revenue cycle management causes poses...

5 Supply Chain Management Questions and Answers

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A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. But strengthening the most fragile links when many moving parts collectively bump into each other along the way is no easy task when it comes to supply chain management. Here are 5 supply chain management...

Is Primary Care’s Role Keeping Up with Health Demographics?

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Is primary care here to stay, but only if it receives a heavy-handed makeover? According to new research from PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI), redesigned primary care system is best apt to deliver top-notch value to demanding...

Is U.S. Healthcare Really a Big Spender in Global Contrast?

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Healthcare spending nationwide is more expensive in comparison with our international neighbors due to greater medical technology implementation and higher healthcare prices, confirms a Commonwealth Fund issue brief. But is the U.S. really that...

New Focuses Emerge with National Health IT Week’s Tenth Year

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Is health information technology (health IT) silently advancing the world of medicine? As the tenth anniversary of National Health Information Technology Week from October 5-9, 2015 begins this week, such a viewpoint...

MGMA: Healthcare Facility Operations Spending Grows By 12%

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As the needs of healthcare facilities continue to increase, practices are spending more money on enhanced technology and nonphysician providers (NPPs), according to a Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) press release. In the Cost and...

VA Benefits Management Systems Need Increased Management

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Although the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made great strides recently by implementing its Veterans Benefits Management Systems (VBMS) across all of the organization’s regional offices, the Government Accountability Office (GAO)...

Healthcare Supply Chain Transparency May Save Billions in Waste

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The evolving connection between healthcare supply chain and revenue cycle management is yet to be explored. As RevCycleIntelligence.com reported, an innovative discipline level within the healthcare supply chain realm is emerging as healthcare...

Does a Half Billion HIE Investment Create ROI?

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Following a decade of healthcare’s investment in health information exchange (HIE) platforms, the healthcare industry enters a state of reflection and analysis regarding what the return on investment implications may be. The Office of the...

Do Reimbursement Limitations Deter Telemedicine Integration?

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Telemedicine and reimbursement do not always go hand in hand. Reimbursement complications often hinder telemedicine's progression within the healthcare industry, as RevCycleIntelligence.com reported. Nadia de la Houssaye,...

Medicare Smart Card Technology a Cost Benefit to Healthcare?

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Whether you check the time on your smart phone, smart watch, or an only moderately intelligent clock radio, the realm of all things electronically stimulating is indubitably interwoven into the fabric of all technological facets within the healthcare...

Will Hospital Ratings Promote Transparency or Blind Eyes?

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Choosing a hospital based on quality of care in relation to financial factors can be an arduous task. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is simplifying this process through its new introduction of hospital star ratings announced...

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