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Value-Based Purchasing Still on the Table Despite Risk to ACA

RevCycle Intelligence reports on a recent BDC Advisors survey stating that, in spite of a possible Affordable Care Act repeal, healthcare executives still plan to stay the course with value-based purchasing implementation and healthcare cost reduction initiatives. However, political and legislative uncertainty has prompted executives to slow major capital investments. The report went on to say: Among the dozen C-suite leaders…

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CMS and Medicaid DSH Calculation: 4 Things to Know

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the US federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, issued a final rule March 30 addressing how Medicare and other third-party payments are treated when calculating hospitals’ Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments. Becker’s Hospital Review breaks down four important things to know about the…

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Life After “Death” – Consumers Still Find Checks Compelling

“Until about five years ago, I used to carry my checkbook everywhere,” writes Lainie Petersen in the Money Crashers blog. “In fact, some of my purses even had a special compartment that provided easy access to my oft-used pad of checks. Nowadays, however, I leave my checkbook at home. In fact, I can’t remember the last time…

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Would Motion Code Protection Against Credit Card Fraud Increase Check Fraud?

A French digital payment security company called Oberthur Technologies (OT) thinks it can pretty much eliminate credit card fraud with a new technology it calls Motion Code. What’s Motion Code? It’s basically a means of changing static CVVs to dynamic CVVs, changing every hour. If a bad guy gets your card, it would only be useful for…

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Stop Blaming “Gravity” for Your Revenue Cycle Problems

Derek Pierce of the consulting firm Healthcare Management Partners (HMP) says stop blaming market conditions for lagging revenue cycle performance. Look within, he advises. “If you’re unable to collect the cash quick enough, that could indicate that management isn’t focused on what’s important,” the HMP Managing Director recently told RevCycleIntelligence.com. “You can blame gravity for…

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Fed’s New Payment System & ECCHO Webinar: Good News for the Future of Checks

Last month at the RDC Forum: Atlanta, an event hosted by RemoteDepositCapture.com, a new unified platform for processing check and ACH transactions was discussed by a Fed spokesman. It’s expected to make its debut at the central bank later this year. The changes are a modernization of the Fed’s own internal systems, and appears to hold…

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Gregory Breaks OrboGraph Record with 196 Slides in 60 Minutes

It was an hour of power…a happy hour…the eleventh hour. Whatever you want to call it, we covered a lot of ground during our webinar: Revisiting the 2017 OrboGraph Client Conference. Last week Friday, Joe J. Gregory of OrboGraph hosted the recap webinar from its 2017 Client Conference. The webinar covered every outside speaker session and breakout…

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It’s Time for Patient Care Leaders to Rethink Revenue Cycle

Last month, Kevin Ormand, Thomas Kiseau, Todd M. Bankhead, and Catharine Wilder of The Chartis Group published a white paper entitled “The Next Strategic Imperative: Rethinking Revenue Cycle Transformation.” It looks at the dramatic changes taking place around payment and operations in U.S. healthcare, and how those changes are impacting revenue cycle management. The white paper’s authors focus…

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Has Technology Stripped Our Banks of Human Values?

Recently we looked at whether or not the bank teller and associated “human touch” was disappearing from the banking experience (Verdict: happily, bank tellers are not yet “endangered species.”) In this interesting take from India, the writer, a sociologist, wonders whether the very same tech that makes transactions quick and easy – – mobile apps,…

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2017 OrboGraph Client Conference: Healthcare Update

Yesterday, we basically proclaimed victory for conquering the check processing world at the 2017 OrboGraph Client Conference in Atlanta.  As a continuation of world domination, we’ll move into the topic of healthcare payments from the conference. Just to get you fired up, watch this introduction movie trailer. The topic of Healthcare payments is very complex and is…

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