Month: September 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Steps Up in Healthcare

September 27, 2018

An article produced by Intel outlines the ways Artificial Intelligence — AI — solutions can be deployed while using an organization’s existing technological infrastructure. The result is maximum gain with minimum expense and downtime. Watch this video for an interesting perspective on AI utilization. Intel’s article outlines three key areas where enterprises are experimenting with AI…

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Optimizing Check Payments for Fundraising

September 26, 2018

Getting the money is always a challenge with fund raising, as is reconciliation and record keeping. Additionally, it’s beneficial to communicate to the individuals who donate, because they are interested in your program and a great “target market” for the next fundraising effort. Very often, contributions are solicited via social media, allowing contributors to go…

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Rural Hospital RCM Challenges Require Straight-Through Processing

September 25, 2018

In an environment where value-based reimbursement performance presents challenges to even the most “metropolitan” of hospitals and healthcare facilities, rural hospitals find themselves facing challenges heightened by their specific set of circumstances. As RevCycleIntelligence reports: Despite serving as a critical healthcare safety net for millions of patients, many rural hospitals are constantly on the brink…

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Here Are 5 Reasons to Re-Think Remote Cash Capture

September 19, 2018

While steadily declining in overall usage, cash remains “as relevant in retail as it has ever been,” according to an article by Bob Meara, Senior Analyst with Celent, in an article previewing his presentation at November’s AFP 2018, “Fewer Cash Receipts Still Mean Big Retail Challenges.” RCC (Remote Cash Capture) is noteworthy for the collaborative service delivery required to…

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10 Things to Know About the CMS’s Proposed Outpatient Payment Rule

September 14, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its 2019 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule on July 25th, which calls for site-neutral payments and would make changes to the 340B program. For the adventurous, a 760-page explanation is here. For the rest of us, Becker’s Hospital CFP Report offers 10 things to know about the…

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check fraud

Millennials Become Targets…for Check Fraud

September 12, 2018

There are many reasons for the resilience of checks (including the small- and mid-sized businesses that rely on the paper check’s “float” for accounting purposes), but one important factor has been fear of fraud and security risks in newer digital transactions. Digital transactions are indeed growing at a rapid rate — particularly among millennials, many…

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CPT codes

AMA Adds Connected Health CPT Codes; Will It Yield More Revenues?

September 7, 2018

The American Medical Association (AMA) updated the Current Procedural Terminology code set (CPT codes) in 2019 to include new codes for connected health services in an effort to encourage the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to pay for the services. According to RevCycleIntelligence.com: The 2019 CPT code set contains 335 changes that will…

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legacy technology

Modernizing Legacy Technology; A Path to Success

September 5, 2018

Alfredo Alvarez, a principal at Liberty Advisor Group, writes in his article how modernizing legacy technology wins the digital customer: Nimble new entrants and rapidly increasing customer expectations for digital products and services continue to disrupt financial services firms. In response, financial services organizations have made significant investments in agile development and DevOps (development and…

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