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Top 12 Takeaways from the 2018 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

January 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s an invitation-only look into the crystal ball. The 2018 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference  took place last week in San Francisco, with over 20 healthcare systems represented and offering presentations, including Advocate Health Care, Aurora Health Care, Baylor Scott & White Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, Geisinger Health System, Hospital for Special Surgery, Intermountain Healthcare, Mercy…

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Restrictive Endorsements a Big Part of Regulation CC Changes

January 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Expedited Funds Availability Act (EFAA) and the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21 Act), announced in 2014, will have amendments effective July 1, 2018. We learn this via the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) publishing in the Federal Register final amendments to Regulation CC (Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks). These amendments contain…

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What is the Relationship of Next Generation Check Recognition to the Top Five Retail Banking Trends for 2013?

Visionary Aite Predicts Payments Evolution

January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new year means new opportunities, and Aite Group’s Top 10 Trends Report tells us to be ready for change in 2018! It looks to be an amazing year of challenges for retail banking payments as well as wholesale banking. Note: Both sites also feature a link to their Top 10 Trends in Financial Services, 2018  summary…

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The Reappearing Check: Maintaining the Magic in 2018

January 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

An interesting new white paper from Digital Check explores the expected demise of paper checks – – and how, as if by magic, the “expected” suddenly did not occur. We all know the drill: 50 billion checks written in the 90s; 20 billion checks written in 2013 – – – do the math, and at…

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2018 Predictions: Tech-Human Interaction is the Future

January 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL) briefing titled, “Global Healthcare Market Key Predictions for 2018,” was held on December 13, 2017, and their experts predicted another year of big disruptions, transformations, and innovations as the healthcare industry – – really, in healthcare??? As reported at HospiMedica.com: Human-machine collaboration will bridge the gap between artificial intelligence…

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Will Santa Claus Take Cryptocurrency?

December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

It was only a few weeks ago that we reported that Bitcoin is trading on Wall Street in the futures market, and all of the persons who’d jumped on that train early were being hailed as forward-thinking geniuses. In a bit of an anti-holiday spirit message (well – they mention Santa at one point), Huffington Post…

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Root Cause Analysis Is the Foundation to Denied Claim Analysis

December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Of course, the best way to handle claim denials is to prevent them in the first place. That’s why this recent list of denial prevention strategies from Becker’s is something no denial manager should miss. We believe though that it has a problem. Boiling down denials to a list like this obscures the fact that…

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These “Far-Out” Denials Can Cause Real Audit Problems

December 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

You might have heard of some of these “far-out” denials from an HME NewsPoll, but they really are worth a review… …a Medicare prescription denied because it was “written by a girl.” …an agency that had a beneficiary “listed as dead, then alive, then dead again.” …multiple providers receiving denials for wheelchairs intended for amputees…

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ONC and Innovation

December 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

The 2017 ONC Annual Meeting, held November 30th to December 1st in Washington DC, was all about healthcare interoperability and health IT usability this year. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and leads the…

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Mobile Remote Capture Race – Who’s Winning?

December 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

One of the reasons check volume has stabilized is due to the marriage of the “tech evolution in check capture” and old-school paper…made possible by remote capture apps that are offered by nearly every major bank. The 2016 Mobile Deposit Benchmark Report, released Sept. 14 and put together by Futurion, a fintech and digital commerce research…

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