Healthcare Industry

9 Healthcare Takeaways in Trump’s Proposed Budget

Becker’s Healthcare outlines in succinct form what they feel are the nine main takeaways in President Trump’s proposed budget. 1. Medicaid cuts. 2. Repeal and replace the ACA. 3. Medicare unscathed. 4. Reduction in CHIP funding. 5. NIH funding cut. 6. Cuts to CDC funding. 7. Veterans Choice Program extended.  8. Medical malpractice limits. 9. Funds…

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OrbyAwards for Excellence Presented to Eight Banking and Healthcare Partners/Clients Along with Induction to OrboGraph Hall of Fame

Billerica, MA, June 7, 2017 – OrboGraph, a premier developer and supplier of intelligent electronic/paper automation solutions in healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM), as well as recognition solutions, image validation and check fraud detection for the U.S. check processing market, recently presented its OrbyAwards for excellence and inducted eight recipients to the OrboGraph Hall of Fame…

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Cloud Data Migration Provides Boon for Healthcare Providers

Last week we announced the launch of the OrboAccess healthcare payment platform (see video here), which makes it a great time to reiterate how useful cloud data storage is to the modern healthcare provider. HIT Infrastructure offers a fairly comprehensive article exploring how healthcare organizations are benefiting from storing and accessing their data assets in “the cloud.”…

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Value-Based Purchasing Still on the Table Despite Risk to ACA

RevCycle Intelligence reports on a recent BDC Advisors survey stating that, in spite of a possible Affordable Care Act repeal, healthcare executives still plan to stay the course with value-based purchasing implementation and healthcare cost reduction initiatives. However, political and legislative uncertainty has prompted executives to slow major capital investments. The report went on to say: Among the dozen C-suite leaders…

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CMS and Medicaid DSH Calculation: 4 Things to Know

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the US federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, issued a final rule March 30 addressing how Medicare and other third-party payments are treated when calculating hospitals’ Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments. Becker’s Hospital Review breaks down four important things to know about the…

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Stop Blaming “Gravity” for Your Revenue Cycle Problems

Derek Pierce of the consulting firm Healthcare Management Partners (HMP) says stop blaming market conditions for lagging revenue cycle performance. Look within, he advises. “If you’re unable to collect the cash quick enough, that could indicate that management isn’t focused on what’s important,” the HMP Managing Director recently told RevCycleIntelligence.com. “You can blame gravity for…

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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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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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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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“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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