Archive for April 2014

Evolving from Paper to Electronic in Healthcare Payments

Former Health and Human Services Secretary and Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson is interviewed by healthcare payments expert, Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates in Q&A Session #12. Gov. Thompson talks about how administrative simplification should move forward within the healthcare industry. Currently healthcare is behind the curve of adoption compared to other industries including many banking applications and insurance companies.

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Advice to Banks Seeking to Introduce Medical Banking Services to Healthcare Providers

Former Health and Human Services Secretary and Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson is interviewed by healthcare payments expert, Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates in Q&A Session #11. Gov. Thompson believes financial institutions, including all banks, can add value to the revenue cycle process. Banks can be a supportive member of an integrated system for healthcare providers.

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Role of Banks in Automating Healthcare Payments

Former Health and Human Services Secretary and Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson is interviewed by healthcare payments expert, Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates in Q&A Session #10. Gov. Thompson talks about the role of banks in automating healthcare payments. Healthcare expenditures are 20% of the GDP, so banks should want to lead the industry in order to maximize the revenue opportunities.

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Saving Up to $10 Million a Year with Automated EOB Processing

Administrative costs are a major contributor to the healthcare industry’s runaway costs. The industry spends $100 million annually to manage claims processes alone – much of it tied to costly, inefficient and error-prone paper-based processes. A major culprit of all this operational inefficiency is the delivery of payments and explanation of benefits (EOB) information, which arrive as paper most of the time, according to the McKinsey report, “Overhauling the U.S. Healthcare Payment System”.

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ICD-10 Delay Should Help Financial Institutions Sell Medical Lockbox Services

Have you heard the news? Again! ICD-10 is pushed back another year for implementation. Behind the controversy of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a tsunami brewing within the healthcare industry. Many were concerned about the overhead and conversion costs, so pressure was building as the deadline was lurking in October 2014. It might have been another “Y2K”, in that proper planning and execution would have mitigated the risks and made the transition more like a little storm rather than a tsunami… but we will never know for 2014.

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