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Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 22, 2019 4:20:52 AM

Top Reasons Healthcare Organizations Are Turning To Workforce Extension Services

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Topics: hospital revenue cycle management, outsourcing, Healthcare

Revenue cycle management outsourcing is a trend set to expand

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 22, 2019 4:03:22 AM

The revenue cycle management market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.2 percent from 2014 to 2019, and it is one of the functions healthcare providers outsource the most, according to a recent report from MicroMarket Monitor.

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Topics: RCM, medical billing, revenue cycle management, hospital revenue cycle management, technology, patient collections, Healthcare

Accountable care at the frontlines of a health system

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 6:46:09 AM

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In a time of uncertainty about the future of healthcare in the United States, at least two issues are clear. First, the current system is flawed—at times delivering both too much and too little care that is often fragmented, poorly communicated, and expensive. Second, the incentives in still-pervasive fee-for-service payment models are the basis for many of these problems. The current policy antidote, consisting of alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), builds on the failed managed care experiment of the 1990s, again relying on a budget for a defined population of patients but this time with checks on quality, unrestricted patient choice, and attenuated financial risk. Although early studies of the model show only modest success thus far, ACOs now cover more than 32 million individuals in the United States through commercial and public contracts, and the federal government has indicated it will continue to emphasize this approach.

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Topics: hospital revenue cycle management

AI hospital software knows who’s going to fall

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 6:40:43 AM

El Camino Hospital, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has a problem. Its nurses, tending to patients amid a chorus of machines, monitors, and devices, are only human. One missed signal from, say, a call light—the bedside button patients press when they need help—could set in motion a chain of actions that end in a fall. “As fast as we all run to these bed alarms, sometimes we can’t get there in time,” says Cheryl Reinking, chief nursing officer at El Camino.

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Topics: hospital revenue cycle management

CMS looking to define enforcement for its hospital price transparency rule

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 5:48:01 AM

Now that hospitals are required to post chargemaster data online for patients to access, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is exploring the most effective ways to make sure providers comply with the rules.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, medicare, hospital revenue cycle management, Hospitals, Patient Experience

It's a win-win for micro-hospitals and healthcare systems

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 4:27:17 AM

So-called “micro-hospitals”–acute care facilities with six to 10 beds–could actually prove to be big moneymakers for healthcare systems.

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Topics: hospital revenue cycle management, Healthcare

Helping families of NICU patients navigate insurance

Posted by Kate Tingley on Aug 8, 2019 1:35:33 PM

Having a child in the NICU is understandably an emotionally trying time. For many families, the stress doesn't stop there. The NICU billing process is a delicate balance between the provider, hospital and payor, leaving the family often confused and frustrated. In this post, we'll provide 6 ways to improve your customer service related to insurance and alleviate the family's burden.

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Topics: patient collection, patient satisfaction, NICU billing, NICU Revenue Cycle, medical coding, hospital revenue cycle management, hospital revenue cycle

NICU revenue streams

Posted by Kate Tingley on Aug 8, 2019 12:45:28 PM

Today on the blog, Lynne Westergaard - our NICU revenue cycle expert, is sharing 4 potential revenue streams your NICU professional billing team may be missing. Before we get to Lynne's tips, we've made a couple of assumptions:

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Topics: NICU billing, NICU, NICU Revenue Cycle, hospital coding, hospital revenue cycle management, hospital revenue cycle

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