Healthcare Industry

Top Bankers: What to Expect for Wall Street in 2017

Predictions. If we’ve learned anything in 2016, it is that anything can happen. Pundits and polls? Worthless! The Cubs won the World Series, for Pete’s sake! So, a tip of our hat to the banking pros who went out on a limb to predict Wall Street activities and trends in the year to come. We’re treading unbroken…

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Leveraging the Cloud for Big Data Analytics

All across the healthcare space, data analytics are providing exceptional results to the companies whose livelihoods depend upon accurate projection of future trends based on current divergent information inputs. Leveraging the cloud as a central information depository and distribution point has proved beneficial to Johnson & Johnson. A manufacturer of medical devices and bioinformatics, pharmaceutical, and consumer-health…

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Healthcare RCM Predictions for 2017 from 6 Experts

The shift from fee-for-service to value-based care as well as an increasing number of patients enrolling in high-deductible health plans mean big revenue cycle management challenges for the industry. Becker’s Hospital Review asked six industry experts for their predictions and outlook on the coming year. It’s a quick read and easily digestible, but the main thread seems…

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WHITE PAPER: Don’t be Derailed by Denials – 7 Strategies to Slash Your Denial Rate

RevCycleIntelligence.com is hosting a comprehensive white paper entitled “Don’t be Derailed by Denials – 7 Strategies to Slash Your Denial Rate” that deserves our attention (it’s a free download). Denial management in healthcare continues to be a challenge—in part because the traditional way of working denials is time-consuming, costly, and prone to error. Denials eat…

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Washington Post: Ultimate Q&A About Health Care Under a Trump Presidency

Why not start off the holiday season with a little political analysis from The Washington Post? They have a pretty comprehensive online package, including videos, examining the possible future of the ACA and health Care in general under a Trump administration. As we noted last week, it’s not gone unnoticed that the “repeal and replace” rhetoric…

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Donald Trump Elected: His 7-point Plan for Healthcare

After last week’s startling election results, the healthcare community is now on notice that there WILL BE changes in the future. The man who vowed to eliminate the ACA (“ObamaCare”) had just, against all odds, been elected president.  Must see TV! Granted, eliminating ACA might not mean completely “eliminating,” as Trump took a more cautious…

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The Value of a Data-Driven Approach to Patient RCM

It’s clear that with more and more medical/healthcare payments being remitted by the patient rather than via insurance providers, tracking and leveraging data derived from all payments is harder than ever. However, as Health System Management notes in a new article, it’s imperative to take a “3-D” — “Data Driven Decisions” – – approach to…

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Feds Plan to Take SSN Off Medicare Cards

Get ready for a new complication, er… challenge – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is readying the healthcare industry for the removal of Social Security numbers from Medicare cards by April 2019. From HealthData Management: In April 2018, CMS will start generating new MBIs for all living and deceased Medicare beneficiaries, with information systems and…

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Here’s How Revenue Cycle Management Boosts Hospitals’ Bottom Line

What’s one of the most powerful components of RCM, and one that ensures great financial results for hospitals? Case management consultant Mindy Owen makes an excellent “case” for EDUCATION – – ongoing training of case managers is the key. Owen is a specialist in educating and developing case management teams, and has traveled across the country teaching case…

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A History Lesson to Master the Bank Lock Box

For a variety of businesses and organizations, a lock box (or “lockbox”) solution is key to efficient and profitable payment processing for corporations, healthcare providers, and non-profits. Chris Nichols, Chief Strategy Officer at CenterState Bank, posted a great piece on LinkedIn about leveraging Lock Box services, along with a concise history. You’ll want to read the entire article, but here’s…

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