Archive for June 2014

3 Steps to Optimize the Revenue Cycle: from Transition to Transformation

Now that ICD-10 is delayed until October 1, 2015, according to the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), healthcare providers who spent millions on training and preparation now must defer the ROI benefits for another 1-2 years. So where can providers see immediate financial benefits as payments transition from paper to electronic? Look to the Revenue Cycle!

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New EFT & ACH Standards Will Streamline Payments, Create Reconciliation Problems

Established in 1996, HIPAA standards addressing major transaction types in the revenue cycle were not enough to achieve industry Administrative Simplification. Currently, less than one-half of medical claim reimbursements are made electronically. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is pushing for transformation by implementing compliance initiatives including the mandated 5010 and Healthcare Operating Rules for EFT & ERA. These are driven by CAQH-CORE (The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare – Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange).

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5 Ways Banks Can Take a Leadership Role & Help Healthcare Providers

Banks have a number of ways they can grow by offering new services in the healthcare payments space. This healthcare payments video series features interviews with Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates. In these forward thinking interviews, Mr. Brousseau provides insight to the marketplace of healthcare payments by helping to identify the challenges in today’s market, identify a path toward streamlining revenue cycle management and offers a roadmap for banks to better support the needs of healthcare providers.

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IOFM Payments Summit Delivers Futuristic Agenda

The IOFM Payments Summit (www.iofm.com) examined the opportunities, challenges and business drivers for emerging payments automation technologies and processes. Billers and banks need strategies for managing multiple payment channels and transitioning remittance and lockbox operations from paper checks to multi-channel electronic payments inputs. The beauty of this show was in its diversity of thought leadership and vision for the future.

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