healthcare payments

Hospital Revenue Cycle: Hire More Physician Assistants?

April 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

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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“Crazy and Creative” Tools Fuel Population Health in New Ways

April 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

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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2017 RCM Global Forecast: Realistic or Exaggerated?

February 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

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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7 Thoughts on the Importance & Future of Blockchain in RCM

January 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

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

January 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 innovation pundits say.

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Leveraging the Cloud for Big Data Analytics

December 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

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

December 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

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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Are Banks Still Taking a Traditional View Toward Branch Technology?

November 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

New technologies by the FINTECH community continue to grab the spotlight in the market. FINTECH is pushing hard on digital payment varieties and all kinds of scenarios to make P2P, B2B, and P2B via mobile devices and new card/chips options, taking volume from the branches. Banks are looking for ways to better serve millennials, too.…

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Banking in the Next 5 Years: Video Interviews

November 15, 2016 / 0 Comments

Recipients of the 2016 FinTech Forward awards discuss how evolving technology will reshape banking in the next five years. Some of the key takeaways: Data, data, data. Huge value in data analytics for those who efficiently gather it. It will be crucial to respond to the shift occurring in the next five years toward “banking where and…

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The Devil is in the Details: A Parable of ONE KEYSTROKE

November 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

Steve McNair of FTP Consulting tells a great story about how a credit card processing company made a significant $$$ investment in system upgrades, which delivered “lower performance”. The customer blamed the solution provider — however, the system was running fine. Sound familiar? After nine months of working with the system, no one could identify the root cause of…

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