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On the HFMA ANI Hot Seat: Improving Revenue Cycle Performance

Wondering what attendees at the (HFMA ANI) Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Annual National Institute conference in Orlando, Fla., told Becker’s Hospital CFO Report when asked: What is one thing hospitals can do today to improve revenue cycle performance? A few highlights include: strong leadership in place to drive performance and utilize technology getting your payers…
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Compliance Management and Fintech: Natural Enemies?

An article at Banking Exchange takes an interesting look at the often uneasy relationship between financial technology organizations vs. the Fintech market covering the hot topic of compliance management.  Instruments like the expanded UDAAP standards implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau need to be at the forefront. Richard Holbrook, chairman and CEO of $9.6 billion-assets…
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Small Practices: Time to Jump on the Tech Bandwagon

An article in RevCycleIntelligence points out that an astounding 95 percent of practices with less than five physicians identified their facilities as “not tech savvy,” according to a Black Book survey. Small practices tend to avoid or delay health IT adoption because of the costs associated with implementation and upkeep. A 2016 Medical Group Management Association…
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How Fast Can a Card Skimmer Be Installed? Watch and Be Amazed

We’ve heard stories of card skimmers at outdoor ATM machines and even gas pumps ripping off consumers’ card information, but, admit it – – you always trusted card machines that are inside of retail establishments just a bit more, right? Watch this clip and marvel at the fact that this caper is pulled off in…
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How to Simplify Concurrent, Revenue Cycle Improvements

On the heels of the HFMA ANI expo and show, where thousands of vendors presented new and invigorating concepts for finance and the revenue cycle, an article in RevCycleIntelligence.com, spearheaded by Nalin Jain, Delivery Director of Advisory Services for CTG Health Solutions, provides insight on how to simplify many ongoing RCM improvements. “Whether you call it…
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People Twice as Likely to Trust a Robot to Perform Heart Surgery Than Open a Bank Account for Them

Artificial Intelligence, chatbots and robo-advisors are coming. Here’s an interesting example of how perceptions can yield crazy statistical results. A “Trust in Technology” report published by HSBC found that consumers are leery of allowing chatbots and robo-advisors to help them open a savings account or provide mortgage advice – – but they would trust them more for heart surgery! In an article…
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Integrating Care Standardization with Healthcare Revenue Cycle Excellence

RevCycleIntelligence.com reported that St. Luke’s Health System, one of 15 top health systems in 2017, was named as a top health system by Truven Health Analytics and IBM Watson Health based on care standardization! And how does this relate to revenue cycle?  “When you standardize your processes and you perform consistently, we have seen fewer of…
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Access Denial Intelligence Now Available from OrboGraph for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Marketplace

Market research by Commonwealth Health Advisors identifies major revenue collection challenges Billerica, MA, June 21, 2017 – OrboGraph a premier developer and supplier of intelligent electronic/paper automation solutions in healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM), as well as recognition solutions, image validation and check fraud detection for the U.S. check processing market, has released the Access Denial…
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Checks Tough to Shake From Their Throne in Pymnts.com Article

Pymnts.com reports that electronic payments are rising, according to a Viewpost study. Small and large businesses are recognizing the advantages of electronic payments.  But, for all the rah-rah about electronic payments seeping into the consciousness of American businesses, there are no victory dances quite yet: Every single one of the business owners surveyed by Viewpost…
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Revenue Cycle Management – Attention to Detail is Vital

The June Coker Connection newsletter takes a deep dive into the importance and intricacies of Revenue Cycle Management, a topic we at OrboGraph hold near and dear. Jeff Gorke, Senior Vice President at Coker Group, opens with an irrefutable statement of fact: “Revenue is the lifeblood of any business. Businesses cannot thrive nor survive, regardless of their market…
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Social Media Provides a Gaping Hole for Fraudsters in Check

  AJC.com recently reported the story of a group of fraudsters who used Instagram ads to solicit bank information for unsuspecting victims, who were robbed of substantial funds before the crime was discovered. During a scheme lasting at least 17 months, the FBI said, the trio posted advertisements on Instagram and other social media sites offering “fast…
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9 Healthcare Takeaways in Trump’s Proposed Budget

Becker’s Healthcare outlines in succinct form what they feel are the nine main takeaways in President Trump’s proposed budget. 1. Medicaid cuts. 2. Repeal and replace the ACA. 3. Medicare unscathed. 4. Reduction in CHIP funding. 5. NIH funding cut. 6. Cuts to CDC funding. 7. Veterans Choice Program extended.  8. Medical malpractice limits. 9. Funds…
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