Archive for April 2017

Hospital Revenue Cycle: Hire More Physician Assistants?

In an environment that seems to value the leanest possible organizations, a somewhat contrary case is being made for the addition of more physician assistants in order to bolster Hospital Revenue Cycles. “They are well positioned to drive change as the US healthcare system adapts to a growing and aging population, the shift towards value-based care,…

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Gregory Breaks OrboGraph Record with 196 Slides in 60 Minutes

It was an hour of power…a happy hour…the eleventh hour. Whatever you want to call it, we covered a lot of ground during our webinar: Revisiting the 2017 OrboGraph Client Conference. Last week Friday, Joe J. Gregory of OrboGraph hosted the recap webinar from its 2017 Client Conference. The webinar covered every outside speaker session and breakout…

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It’s Time for Patient Care Leaders to Rethink Revenue Cycle

Last month, Kevin Ormand, Thomas Kiseau, Todd M. Bankhead, and Catharine Wilder of The Chartis Group published a white paper entitled “The Next Strategic Imperative: Rethinking Revenue Cycle Transformation.” It looks at the dramatic changes taking place around payment and operations in U.S. healthcare, and how those changes are impacting revenue cycle management. The white paper’s authors focus…

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Has Technology Stripped Our Banks of Human Values?

Recently we looked at whether or not the bank teller and associated “human touch” was disappearing from the banking experience (Verdict: happily, bank tellers are not yet “endangered species.”) In this interesting take from India, the writer, a sociologist, wonders whether the very same tech that makes transactions quick and easy – – mobile apps,…

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2017 OrboGraph Client Conference: Healthcare Update

Yesterday, we basically proclaimed victory for conquering the check processing world at the 2017 OrboGraph Client Conference in Atlanta.  As a continuation of world domination, we’ll move into the topic of healthcare payments from the conference. Just to get you fired up, watch this introduction movie trailer. The topic of Healthcare payments is very complex and is…

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Orbograph Client Conference Summary: Payments and Check Update

To say the 2017 Orbograph Client Conference in Atlanta turned out to be a great event would be shameless self promotion, which we would never do.  So speaking objectively, it all started with a must-see introduction movie trailer. Then, on the check and payments side, we recruited a number of the best companies and speakers in…

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“Crazy and Creative” Tools Fuel Population Health in New Ways

Leigh Williams, administrator of business systems at University of Virginia Health System and an assistant professor at The University of Mississippi Medical Center, explained to Healthcare IT News how health information technologies can help identify target populations, as well as enhance clinical decision support to enable more effective and efficient population health management. Conclusion? “Not…

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10 Big Ideas for Banking in 2017

American Banker provides their view toward futuristic ideas with 10 Big Ideas for Banking in 2017. It’s a combo of both cool and crazy concepts; each of the 10 predictions/ideas link to a more comprehensive look at the topic in question (also in a fun slideshow format). “Redefine a bank’s worth for the digital age,” for example, links…

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Would ACA Repeal be Credit Negative for Hospitals?

It wasn’t long ago that all signs pointed to “doom” for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Though it seems that the Trump administration’s initial attempt to repeal the ACA has been thwarted/deferred for now – – someone needs to add a question mark to our “end is near” signage… as of April 6th, Paul Ryan now…

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Bank Tellers: Endangered Species?

To a bystander watching people buy mochas with wristbands and transferring funds to and from their account via iPhone, the idea of going to a bank and dealing with a human being may be a quaint bit of yesteryear. An actual human being interacting with customers during banking transactions? What next – – rotary telephones?…

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