HFMA ANI Update: Orbograph Breaks Record for Demonstrations at a Show

July 1, 2016 / 0 Comments

The HFMA ANI conference in Las Vegas, Nevada concluded yesterday. The sessions and keynote presentations were well coordinated and integrated with the theme — “Out of the Box” — for the finance and revenue cycle groups within hospitals. The challenge of our healthcare revenue cycle and payment process is to understand how one can actually attain a level of…

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers & Hospitals — An RCM Opportunity

May 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

Yet another example of how continual evolution in healthcare is an opportunity for providers as well as solution companies to address specific market needs.

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Our Head in the Cloud…

May 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Predicting Cloud Computing advantages… five years ago.

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"End-to-End" System is Key to Value-Based Care Success

May 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

Advanced technologies, in tandem with improved workflows and better data, have resulted in RCM systems that encompass the entire healthcare enterprise.

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What I Saw at the Show: HIMSS 2016

March 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

At this year’s HIMSS Conference, I saw and heard things that make me confident that 2016 is going to be yet another year of startling growth in the healthcare payments space.

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The Key to Controlling Medical Claims Billing Costs? INTEGRATION

February 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

It’s a safe bet that there will be a great deal of talk at this year’s HIMMS Conference (February 29 – March 4 in Las Vegas) regarding integration in medical claims billing.

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3 Steps to Optimize the Revenue Cycle: from Transition to Transformation

June 11, 2014 / 0 Comments

Now that ICD-10 is delayed until October 1, 2015, according to the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), healthcare providers who spent millions on training and preparation now must defer the ROI benefits for another 1-2 years. So where can providers see immediate financial benefits as payments transition from paper to electronic? Look to the Revenue Cycle!

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New EFT & ACH Standards Will Streamline Payments, Create Reconciliation Problems

June 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

Established in 1996, HIPAA standards addressing major transaction types in the revenue cycle were not enough to achieve industry Administrative Simplification. Currently, less than one-half of medical claim reimbursements are made electronically. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is pushing for transformation by implementing compliance initiatives including the mandated 5010 and Healthcare Operating Rules for EFT & ERA. These are driven by CAQH-CORE (The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare – Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange).

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5 Ways Banks Can Take a Leadership Role & Help Healthcare Providers

June 6, 2014 / 0 Comments

Banks have a number of ways they can grow by offering new services in the healthcare payments space. This healthcare payments video series features interviews with Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates. In these forward thinking interviews, Mr. Brousseau provides insight to the marketplace of healthcare payments by helping to identify the challenges in today’s market, identify a path toward streamlining revenue cycle management and offers a roadmap for banks to better support the needs of healthcare providers.

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IOFM Payments Summit Delivers Futuristic Agenda

June 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

The IOFM Payments Summit (www.iofm.com) examined the opportunities, challenges and business drivers for emerging payments automation technologies and processes. Billers and banks need strategies for managing multiple payment channels and transitioning remittance and lockbox operations from paper checks to multi-channel electronic payments inputs. The beauty of this show was in its diversity of thought leadership and vision for the future.

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