Introducing the Healthcare Payments Educational Video Series

January 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

In the first Q&A interview, Gov. Thompson talks about the state of the healthcare industry, summarizing what’s right and what’s wrong. Relating to the changes required with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many of the rules and regulations are assembled by administrators and bureaucrats of HHS.

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Outsourcing Healthcare Payment Functions: Not Just for Banks Anymore, But Billers Too!

December 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

Healthcare providers are now outsourcing more of their revenue cycle functions. Large banks saw this medical banking potential several years ago and moved quickly to offer added-value services such as EOB conversion and treasury management capabilities specifically for this niche.

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5 Trends that will Shape Healthcare IT in 2014

December 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

The casual observer can be excused for believing that a single government web site represents the extent of healthcare technology. But behind the scenes, the following major technology trends will have a significant impact on the healthcare industry in 2014 and on revenue cycle management (RCM).

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Key Benefits of Obamacare on Healthcare Payments

November 22, 2013 / 0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, is unlikely to bring together Republicans and Democrats. But ACA is bringing innovation to healthcare payments arena. Standards within the law make it easier to reconcile electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments, most commonly Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions, received by providers with the corresponding electronic remittance advice (ERAs), including EDI 835 or EOBs.

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Who’s Winning in this New Era of Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management? Consultants…

October 16, 2013 / 0 Comments

According to a new survey by Black Book, the consulting business is booming in healthcare revenue cycle management; and rightly so! Challenges that executives cited for updating RCM projects include: 77 percent have not begun a strategic plan for transforming RCM solutions for known deadlines because of lack of internal experts to do so and 80 percent of CIOs said they do not have the IT staff in-house to transform RCM end-to-end.

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Don’t be afraid of HIPAA & HITECH!

August 15, 2013 / 0 Comments

Don’t be afraid of HIPAA & HITECH? Of course it’s easy to say that if you aren’t the person knee deep in interpreting the rules and regulations and building out the infrastructure of a solution. The recent Orbograph White Paper, “HIPAA/HITECH Compliance, Resiliency and Security” simplifies the concepts of following and complying with these rules. When you look at HIPAA and HITECH initially, it’s critical to start with a high level perspective. With that in mind, HIPAA is pretty much two primary rules!

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Survey Opportunity: What is needed for EFT/ACH Reassociation to ERA’s

July 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

You’re a healthcare payments professional and by now, you probably have an opinion on the topic of reassociation. You’ve seen the Orbograph white paper, How to Reassociate EFT/ACH Payments to ERAs in 2014, and see why the industry needs to make a move in this area. If you haven’t read it, now’s your chance! Or check out http://www.caqh.org/. There’s only 161 days left to prepare for implementation deadline for federally-mandated CAQH CORE EFT and ERA Operating Rules…

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Is it too early to worry about ICD-10?

July 15, 2013 / 0 Comments

A recent survey on ICD-10 indicates that one-third of the 500 physician practices interviewed have not started compliance work yet. October 2014 is the implementation deadline, but how much time is really needed? Key highlights of the survey include: thirty-six percent of respondents who have not started ICD-10 preparations believe there is plenty of time to prepare, 26 percent don’t have the time, staff or training resources to start; and 22 percent don’t know where to start planning…

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HFMA-ANI News from Orbograph

June 17, 2013 / 0 Comments

Interested in hearing how proactive revenue cycle management approaches can minimize possible negative effects of healthcare legislation, namely ACA, ICD-10 and EFT/ERA standards? Check out this exciting newsletter from Orbograph. Orbograph will be discussing these topics at the HFMA-ANI show in Orlando, Florida. Stop by booth 639 or contact joe.gregory@Orbograph if you are interested in hearing more.

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HFMA – ANI 2013 to Play Critical Role for Healthcare Providers

June 14, 2013 / 0 Comments

The HFMA conference brochure pretty much tells it all, “What Now?” The healthcare industry continues to evolve and converge around several critical pieces of legislation including ACA, EFT/ERA electronification and ICD-10. HFMA sessions look very interesting as they address many revenue related topics!

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