Trump’s 2019 Budget: 15 Healthcare Takeaways

February 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

No matter which side of the aisle you reside, healthcare professionals are looking at a mixed bag of good, bad, and indifferent in the budget blueprint put forward by the administration. Becker’s Hospital CFO Report has an analysis of healthcare impacts in the proposed budget. Here’s the list; visit their site for insights and see…

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“I just wait for the letter from the collection agency — then I know I should pay.”

February 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

David Krause, Vice President of the Business Improvement Group at Anthem, knows the medical billing system in America is broken because he’s heard variations of the following too many times: “I just wait for the letter from the collection agency — then I know I should pay.” Consumers don’t get the care they need, rises…

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OrboGraph Embraces AI

February 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

THE TECHNOLOGY HEADLINES features an article examining OrboGraph’s utilization of AI technologies and the effect it’s had the check and healthcare lines of the business. With OrboGraph’s main focus on automating payments, the company looks at AI as a means to improve efficiencies into the entire payment mix and to facilitate electronification of payments, which ultimately…

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Report: Big Revenue Cycle Investments for Services Ahead

February 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new report from Future Market Insights has predicted that the global market for healthcare revenue cycle management software will reach $ 43.3 billion by the end of 2022. The global healthcare revenue cycle management software market is projected to soar at a compound annual growth rate of 6.9 percent during the 2017-2022 forecast period. Healthcare IT News analyzes…

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Medical Records on Your Apple iPhone: Will It Help the Patient Experience?

January 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Mainstream technology is beginning to create patient-doctor relationships that are unprecedented. CNBC reports that Apple is moving deeper into healthcare with a service that lets users easily view their medical records. Ultimately, “we’re hoping to enable richer conversations between doctor and patient,” said Sumbul Desai, Apple’s digital health lead who’s also a physician and medical researcher…

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Top 12 Takeaways from the 2018 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

January 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s an invitation-only look into the crystal ball. The 2018 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference  took place last week in San Francisco, with over 20 healthcare systems represented and offering presentations, including Advocate Health Care, Aurora Health Care, Baylor Scott & White Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, Geisinger Health System, Hospital for Special Surgery, Intermountain Healthcare, Mercy…

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2018 Predictions: Tech-Human Interaction is the Future

January 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL) briefing titled, “Global Healthcare Market Key Predictions for 2018,” was held on December 13, 2017, and their experts predicted another year of big disruptions, transformations, and innovations as the healthcare industry — really, in health care??? As reported at HospiMedica.com: Human-machine collaboration will bridge the gap between artificial intelligence…

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Root Cause Analysis Is the Foundation to Denied Claim Analysis

December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Of course, the best way to handle claim denials is to prevent them in the first place. That’s why this recent list of denial prevention strategies from Becker’s is something no denial manager should miss. We believe though that it has a problem. Boiling down denials to a list like this obscures the fact that…

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These “Far-Out” Denials Can Cause Real Audit Problems

December 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

You might have heard of some of these “far-out” denials from an HME NewsPoll, but they really are worth a review… …a Medicare prescription denied because it was “written by a girl.” …an agency had a beneficiary “listed as dead, then alive, then dead again.” …multiple providers receiving denials for wheelchairs intended for amputees and…

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ONC and Innovation

December 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

The 2017 ONC Annual Meeting, held November 30th to December 1st in Washington DC, was all about healthcare interoperability and health IT usability this year. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and leads the…

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