Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

IOFM Payments Summit Delivers Futuristic Agenda

By jgregory / June 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

The IOFM Payments Summit (www.iofm.com) examined the opportunities, challenges and business drivers for emerging payments automation technologies and processes. Billers and banks need strategies for managing multiple payment channels and transitioning remittance and lockbox operations from paper checks to multi-channel electronic payments inputs. The beauty of this show was in its diversity of thought leadership and vision for the future.

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Evolving from Paper to Electronic in Healthcare Payments

By jgregory / April 17, 2014 / 0 Comments

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 #12. Gov. Thompson talks about how administrative simplification should move forward within the healthcare industry. Currently healthcare is behind the curve of adoption compared to other industries including many banking applications and insurance companies.

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Advice to Banks Seeking to Introduce Medical Banking Services to Healthcare Providers

By jgregory / April 15, 2014 / 0 Comments

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 #11. Gov. Thompson believes financial institutions, including all banks, can add value to the revenue cycle process. Banks can be a supportive member of an integrated system for healthcare providers.

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Role of Banks in Automating Healthcare Payments

By jgregory / April 11, 2014 / 0 Comments

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 #10. Gov. Thompson talks about the role of banks in automating healthcare payments. Healthcare expenditures are 20% of the GDP, so banks should want to lead the industry in order to maximize the revenue opportunities.

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Saving Up to $10 Million a Year with Automated EOB Processing

By jgregory / April 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

Administrative costs are a major contributor to the healthcare industry’s runaway costs. The industry spends $100 million annually to manage claims processes alone – much of it tied to costly, inefficient and error-prone paper-based processes. A major culprit of all this operational inefficiency is the delivery of payments and explanation of benefits (EOB) information, which arrive as paper most of the time, according to the McKinsey report, “Overhauling the U.S. Healthcare Payment System”.

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ICD-10 Delay Should Help Financial Institutions Sell Medical Lockbox Services

By jgregory / April 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

Have you heard the news? Again! ICD-10 is pushed back another year for implementation. Behind the controversy of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a tsunami brewing within the healthcare industry. Many were concerned about the overhead and conversion costs, so pressure was building as the deadline was lurking in October 2014. It might have been another “Y2K”, in that proper planning and execution would have mitigated the risks and made the transition more like a little storm rather than a tsunami… but we will never know for 2014.

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Adding Value to Practice Management Systems

By jgregory / March 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

Practice management (PMS) software runs the business side of healthcare, from scheduling patients to billing to generating monthly reports. Unlike with electronic health records (EHRs), selecting and overseeing a PM system isn’t typically the physician’s domain. In a large practice, it typically falls on the office manager’s or IT manager’s shoulders.

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Improving the Bottom Line for Healthcare Providers

By jgregory / February 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

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 #8. Healthcare providers are finding the current business environment to be very challenging from a financial standpoint. Major market factors such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a slow growth economy and consumerism are squeezing the bottom line of providers.

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Healthcare Industry Pain Points Video

By jgregory / February 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

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 #7. There are many pain points in the healthcare industry today. Many of them are due to the uncertainties of the future, which are tied to a general confusion on the implications of new regulations. Healthcare providers, payers and other players are all affected.

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ICD-10 Healthcare Payments Educational Video

By jgregory / February 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

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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