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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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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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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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A Revenue Cycle Turnaround Case Study

December 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

We recommend you buy a Starbucks coffee and set aside an hour to watch the “Coffee With Coker” presentation entitled “Revenue Cycle Turnaround: Rebuilding for an Advanced ROI – A Case Study,” which is archived here. Senior Vice President of Coker Group Jeff Gorke takes us through the components and challenges of building and maintaining…

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Faster Payments May Not Be Fast Enough…To Market

December 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

They are called the Faster Payments Task Force. They’ve chronicled 252 meetings and teleconferences, 19 surveys and votes, and 120,000 estimated hours of work, the chronological equivalent of 13.7 years. The output is two impressive strategic reports totaling 126 pages, part one released a year ago this month, part two in July. And in retrospect, that…

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RCM Needs To Accept Millennials

November 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

Becker’s ASC Review reports that Millennials, or individuals born roughly between 1980 and 2000, now number 73 million in the United States (according to the polling firm Gallup). They are well on pace to soon outnumber Generation X — their immediate predecessors — at all U.S. companies. For review, here’s a timeline (just one of many…

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Australia’s New Payments Platform: Watch Out for Fraud, Say Experts

November 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Land Down Under is introducing New Payments Platform (NPP), the modestly-named and soon-to-be-launched system that will enable almost instantaneous transactions between banks and bank accounts, any day of the week. With convenience comes a level of jeopardy. Finder.com.au insights manager Graham Cooke told The New Daily that the new platform could expose consumers to fraud risks. “While…

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