2018 Conference Highlights: Achieving Payment/Remittance Electronification in Healthcare

June 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

At our 2018 Healthcare and Check Payment Technology Conference in Nashville, TN, Robert Bowman, CORE Director at CAQH; Tim McPherson, VP of Strategic Alliance at OrboGraph; and Bryan Bruton, Technology Business Executive at OrboGraph, delivered a presentation exploring issues surrounding adoption of payment and remittance electrification in the healthcare space – – something we obviously take…

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2018 Conference Highlight: Payment Reconciliation Realities

June 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

One of many highlights from our 2018 Healthcare and Check Payment Technology Conference in Nashville, TN, was Wayne Koch’s presentation exploring The Future of Healthcare Payments. We’ve borrowed the great visual metaphor that Koch used in his presentation: Very often, the amount of reconciled and unreconciled payments that current systems recognize are merely the tip of…

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Healthcare Layoffs Highlight New Industry Realities

June 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

We’ve talked in this space about the wave of healthcare consumerism and “value shopping” that is becoming the new industry reality. Now we’re seeing some of the more dramatic results of that transition. General Hospital of Lowell, Massachusetts, laid off 29 managers and non-clinical administrative employees in an effort to cut expenses, reports The Lowell…

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Podcast: The Vision of OrboGraph, Check and Healthcare Payments in 19 Minutes

May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

For an invigorating Memorial Day drive, we invite you to take 19 minutes to enjoy the OrboGraph Podcast named, “The Foundation and Vision”; a conversation with OrboGraph’s co-president, Barry Cohen, and vice president of marketing, Joe Gregory.     Promising to be the best podcast OrboGraph has produced (yes, it is our first), the podcast covers…

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Healthcare Price Transparency Sparks Concerns

May 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

A follow-up to last week’s post concerning healthcare is getting more and more “retail”  — in response to Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chuck Grassley (R-IW), Tom Carper (D-DE), Todd Young (R-IN), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) unveiling their intention to launch a healthcare price and quality information transparency initiative (The Senators asked the American…

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Healthcare is Getting More and More “Retail.” Are You Ready?

April 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

While “Healthcare Consumerism” is a trend we’ve made note of previously, you’re probably aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) is requiring hospitals to post a list of their standard charges online — just the beginning of the push for increased healthcare price transparency, according to CMS’s Administrator Seema Verma.  Think about the…

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Tax Refund Season Means Jump in Medical Payments

April 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

A report from JP Morgan Chase Institute (JPMorgan is part of a new healthcare venture announced with Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway) notes that many Americans wait for their tax refund to make payments against medical bills. The report looked at 1.2 million American households in different income and demographic groups that received tax refunds in 2016,…

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“Healthcare Consumerism” – Price Transparency Matters!

April 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy makes it clear that providers should prep their practices for a far more “retail” model – – the rise and permanence of healthcare consumerism. Anaeze C. Offodile, II, MD, MPH, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Vivian Ho, PhD, the James…

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Healthcare and Cybersecurity – A Reminder via Facebook to Remain Vigilant

March 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

It shouldn’t take news of a massive data breach on Facebook to remind people in all industries – – particularly healthcare – – that we must remain absolutely vigilant when it comes to security and privacy requirements. As Rosemary McKenna states in her blog at Lexology: Nary a week goes by without news of a data…

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The “Uncertain” Future of Healthcare

March 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

If there has been a common term that pops up throughout the recent past in the healthcare sector, it is uncertainty. The word “uncertainty” pops up in the very first sentence of this comprehensive article by Shubham Singhal, Brian Latko, and Carlos Pardo Martin of McKinsey & Company. It’s a deep dive and the article is worth…

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