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The Life of a Check: Tree to Payment Processing

The folks at Crosscheck have put together a great overview of the life of a check – – starting at the tree (now that’s comprehensive) and advancing through the various legislative and technological steps that have kept checks speedy and relevant in the digital age. They also get into the nitty-gritty of check “construction” with…

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Breaking Down The Faster Payments Construct

Set aside 13 minutes for the newest installment of the Countdown to Same Day ACH podcast series. In this episode, Jan Estep, president and CEO of NACHA, talks to Karen Webster about the overlaps, complements, and implications of all the capabilities under the faster payments umbrella. Ms. Estep says the best way to think about “faster payments” is as an umbrella…

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How Will Banks React to the Blockchain?

If you’re not altogether comfortable with your grasp of what is being called the blockchain, you are not alone. Fortunately, a new book by William Mougayar called The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, And Application Of The Next Internet Technology comes to the rescue. As Banking Exchange’s Steve Cocheo points out in his article about the book, you’ll have to read…

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$32K Per Doctor – – Are Health IT Costs Driving Up Healthcare Costs?

Doctor-owned multi-specialty practices spent more than $32,500 per doctor in 2015 on new health IT, staff, maintenance, and related costs last year, according to a new analysis from the Medical Group Management Association. This is up from $23,000 in 2010. In 2009, President Obama signed into law the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health…

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ACH Finally Catches & Passes Check Clearing … or Will It?

The other day a friend was telling me about how he ordered a lens for his camera via Amazon at 10am in the morning, and had an Amazon truck in his driveway at 3:30pm that afternoon. We used to be astounded by 48-hour delivery, and now the “click”-to-doorstep duration is only a little longer than the…

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Visa and PayPal announce strategic partnership

Recently, Visa and PayPal – – the largest payments network in the world and the largest digital payments network in the world – – announced a strategic partnership “that will result in an improved and more seamless payment experience for Visa cardholders and will offer greater choice in how consumers pay with the PayPal and Venmo…

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5 Most Common Hospital Revenue Cycle Management Challenges

Do you agree with RevCycle Intelligence’s ranking of the top five most common pain points for the hospital revenue cycle? Billing and collections errors Health information technology challenges Lack of staff training Failure to monitor the entire claims process Failure to have a financial policy The article is well worth reading, because it offers useful solutions. Given the…

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