Healthcare Industry

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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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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2017 RCM Global Forecast: Realistic or Exaggerated?

When a market report predicts steady, or potentially explosive growth of revenue cycle management, what comes to mind? Is it a real opportunity or should we be skeptical? This link provides a summary of the larger, comprehensive report offered by ReportLinker: The global revenue cycle management market is projected to reach USD 80.56 billion by…

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President Trump's ACA Executive Order

No, the ACA isn’t repealed – – that will take an act of Congress and, one would hope, a suitable replacement  – – but President Donald Trump did sign an executive order hours after taking office that greases the wheels toward a repeal scenario: “To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Secretary of Health and…

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7 Thoughts on the Importance & Future of Blockchain in RCM

If you don’t know already, Blockchain is a ledger of records arranged in data batches called blocks that use cryptographic validation to link themselves together. Each block references and identifies the previous block by a “hashing function,” forming an unbroken chain, which is where we get the name. (We’ve discussed Blockchain in the OrboNation before for banking and…

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Orbograph’s Healthcare Payment & Revenue Cycle Management Predictions

And now, OrboGraph’s Healthcare Payment and Revenue Cycle Management Predictions… Just as we did in the check payments arena, we’ll give our best guess on 2017 predictions.  Usually our predictions are a bit on the conservative side. Why? Because the media likes to hype new payment mechanisms, but adoption is always slower than what the…

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10 Revenue Cycle Tips from Healthcare Experts in 2016

It’s the season for year-end lists – – this time, a look at revenue cycle tips for 2016 from ten healthcare experts via Becker’s Hospital Review. A few key takeaways include: Don’t lose revenue due to the shift in ACA price points. Analytics, analytics, analytics are needed to drive an optimized collection!  And don’t forget…analyze your…

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