“Healthcare Consumerism” – Price Transparency Matters!

April 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy makes it clear that providers should prep their practices for a far more “retail” model – – the rise and permanence of healthcare consumerism. Anaeze C. Offodile, II, MD, MPH, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Vivian Ho, PhD, the James…

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The “Uncertain” Future of Healthcare

March 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

If there has been a common term that pops up throughout the recent past in the healthcare sector, it is uncertainty. The word “uncertainty” pops up in the very first sentence of this comprehensive article by Shubham Singhal, Brian Latko, and Carlos Pardo Martin of McKinsey & Company. It’s a deep dive and the article is worth…

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Are Mid-Sized FIs Failing To Climb The Innovation Curve?

March 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Is your financial institution ready for payment innovation? The Innovation Readiness Playbook from PYMNTS.COM surveyed US financial institutions and created a gem for strategic and tactical considerations. Like many surveys, you can take a positive or negative spin on the data and critique the questions. For example: Is this a wake-up call to mid-sized financial institutions that…

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The End of Free Checking as We Know It?

February 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

You’ve probably seen the headlines: Bank of America ends free checking option, causing customer uproar Bank of America Is Eliminating a Popular Free Checking Account A major bank eliminates free checking – – a blow to the lower income consumer who depends on checks and checking accounts, right?  Would it spur industry-wide changes, similar to…

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Trump’s 2019 Budget: 15 Healthcare Takeaways

February 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

No matter which side of the aisle you reside, healthcare professionals are looking at a mixed bag of good, bad, and indifferent in the budget blueprint put forward by the administration. Becker’s Hospital CFO Report has an analysis of healthcare impacts in the proposed budget. Here’s the list; visit their site for insights and see…

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“The Future of Payments – Get Ready for a Wild Ride”

February 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Let’s get crazy!  OK, maybe a podcast from BAI Banking Strategies isn’t crazy, crazy, but if you are into payments, this could be the best 10-15 minutes of the year! Managing editor Lou Carlozo speaks with Tommy Marshal, FinTech Lead for North America at Accenture about their new payments report entitled Driving the Future of Payments: 10 Mega…

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“I just wait for the letter from the collection agency — then I know I should pay.”

February 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

David Krause, Vice President of the Business Improvement Group at Anthem, knows the medical billing system in America is broken because he’s heard variations of the following too many times: “I just wait for the letter from the collection agency — then I know I should pay.” Consumers don’t get the care they need, rises…

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Now Checks Are Causing Hardships?

February 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The “death” of the check is still way behind schedule, according to many organizations that predicted the end of paper checks many years ago. We keep reporting that checks are still popular when they were supposed to have been dwindling years ago. (That’s the boring part of the post) The latest installment in PYMNTS’ Kill…

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OrboGraph Embraces AI

February 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

THE TECHNOLOGY HEADLINES features an article examining OrboGraph’s utilization of AI technologies and the effect it’s had the check and healthcare lines of the business. With OrboGraph’s main focus on automating payments, the company looks at AI as a means to improve efficiencies into the entire payment mix and to facilitate electronification of payments, which ultimately…

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Report: Big Revenue Cycle Investments for Services Ahead

February 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new report from Future Market Insights has predicted that the global market for healthcare revenue cycle management software will reach $ 43.3 billion by the end of 2022. The global healthcare revenue cycle management software market is projected to soar at a compound annual growth rate of 6.9 percent during the 2017-2022 forecast period. Healthcare IT News analyzes…

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