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ICD-10 Healthcare Payments Educational Video

February 4, 2014

Former Health and Human Services Secretary and Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson is interviewed by healthcare payments expert, Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates in Q&A Session #6. ICD-10 is a diagnostic coding system implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1993 to replace ICD-9, which was developed by WHO in the 1970s. ICD-10 is in almost every country in the world, except the United States. When we hear “ICD-10” in the United States, it usually refers to the U.S. clinical modification of ICD-10: ICD-10-CM. This code set is scheduled to replace ICD-9-CM, our current U.S. diagnostic code set, on October 1, 2014.

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HIPAA Healthcare Payments Educational Video

January 17, 2014

Former Health and Human Services Secretary and Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson is interviewed by healthcare payments expert, Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates in Q&A Session #5. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information. To fulfill this requirement, HHS published what are commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule.

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Implications of Patient Pays Educational Video

January 16, 2014

Former Health and Human Services Secretary and Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson is interviewed by healthcare payments expert, Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates in Q&A Session #4. Gov. Thompson talks about how patient responsibility may increase out of pocket expenses for the individual. If the end result is not “extreme”, this will be a positive influencer to the healthcare process and reduce excessive procedures, therein reducing costs within the process because there will be less denials.

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Accountable Care Organizations Educational Video

January 15, 2014

Former Health and Human Services Secretary and Governor of Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson is interviewed by healthcare payments expert, Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates in Q&A Session #3. In this interview, Gov. Thompson talks about the impact of Accountable Care Organization (ACOs). ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients.

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Introducing the Healthcare Payments Educational Video Series

January 9, 2014

In the first Q&A interview, Gov. Thompson talks about the state of the healthcare industry, summarizing what’s right and what’s wrong. Relating to the changes required with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many of the rules and regulations are assembled by administrators and bureaucrats of HHS.

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Outsourcing Healthcare Payment Functions: Not Just for Banks Anymore, But Billers Too!

December 19, 2013

Healthcare providers are now outsourcing more of their revenue cycle functions. Large banks saw this medical banking potential several years ago and moved quickly to offer added-value services such as EOB conversion and treasury management capabilities specifically for this niche.

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