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Revenue Cycle Management – Attention to Detail is Vital

June 15, 2017

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

June 13, 2017

  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

June 8, 2017

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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OrbyAwards for Excellence Presented to Eight Banking and Healthcare Partners/Clients Along with Induction to OrboGraph Hall of Fame

June 6, 2017

Billerica, MA, June 7, 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, recently presented its OrbyAwards for excellence and inducted eight recipients to the OrboGraph Hall of Fame…

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Switching Banks is in Fashion Again for the Small Biz

June 6, 2017

The American Banker podcast is a pleasant way to spend your commute. Their latest segment features a conversation from our business partners FIS, Doug Brown, senior vice president. He examines a recent survey that shows 14% of small and medium-size businesses switched banks last year and 18% are considering switching this year. “Business owners gravitate toward things that make…

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Cloud Data Migration Provides Boon for Healthcare Providers

June 1, 2017

Last week we announced the launch of the OrboAccess healthcare payment platform (see video here), which makes it a great time to reiterate how useful cloud data storage is to the modern healthcare provider. HIT Infrastructure offers a fairly comprehensive article exploring how healthcare organizations are benefiting from storing and accessing their data assets in “the cloud.”…

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5 Reasons Paper Checks Fight Back, Spur Innovation

May 30, 2017

Despite the aggressive marketing attacks by many electronic payment platforms, even Bankrate advises readers to think twice before consigning their checkbooks to the nostalgia pile. Go to the link for details, but the five fundamental reasons paper checks are still important payment tools, according to Bankrate, are as follows: Many businesses shun plastic Ease of person-to-person…

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Value-Based Purchasing Still on the Table Despite Risk to ACA

May 25, 2017

RevCycle Intelligence reports on a recent BDC Advisors survey stating that, in spite of a possible Affordable Care Act repeal, healthcare executives still plan to stay the course with value-based purchasing implementation and healthcare cost reduction initiatives. However, political and legislative uncertainty has prompted executives to slow major capital investments. The report went on to say: Among the dozen C-suite leaders…

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Mobile RDC: Banks Driving Volume, Managing Risks

May 24, 2017

Mobile check deposit rolled out almost five years ago, and at that time it was used mainly by tech-savvy leading-edge early adopters. The “mainstream” bank customer, however, felt intimidated by the tech, or was discouraged by the limits set on deposits. Undaunted, BBVA Compass aggressively addressed theses concerns over the past year. The bank increased its check amount limits,…

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CMS and Medicaid DSH Calculation: 4 Things to Know

May 18, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the US federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, issued a final rule March 30 addressing how Medicare and other third-party payments are treated when calculating hospitals’ Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments. Becker’s Hospital Review breaks down four important things to know about the…

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