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Stop Blaming “Gravity” for Your Revenue Cycle Problems

May 5, 2017

Derek Pierce of the consulting firm Healthcare Management Partners (HMP) says stop blaming market conditions for lagging revenue cycle performance. Look within, he advises. “If you’re unable to collect the cash quick enough, that could indicate that management isn’t focused on what’s important,” the HMP Managing Director recently told RevCycleIntelligence.com. “You can blame gravity for…

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Fed’s New Payment System & ECCHO Webinar: Good News for the Future of Checks

May 2, 2017

Last month at the RDC Forum: Atlanta, an event hosted by RemoteDepositCapture.com, a new unified platform for processing check and ACH transactions was discussed by a Fed spokesman. It’s expected to make its debut at the central bank later this year. The changes are a modernization of the Fed’s own internal systems, and appears to hold…

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Hospital Revenue Cycle: Hire More Physician Assistants?

April 28, 2017

In an environment that seems to value the leanest possible organizations, a somewhat contrary case is being made for the addition of more physician assistants in order to bolster Hospital Revenue Cycles. “They are well positioned to drive change as the US healthcare system adapts to a growing and aging population, the shift towards value-based care,…

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Gregory Breaks OrboGraph Record with 196 Slides in 60 Minutes

April 27, 2017

It was an hour of power…a happy hour…the eleventh hour. Whatever you want to call it, we covered a lot of ground during our webinar: Revisiting the 2017 OrboGraph Client Conference. Last week Friday, Joe J. Gregory of OrboGraph hosted the recap webinar from its 2017 Client Conference. The webinar covered every outside speaker session and breakout…

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Has Technology Stripped Our Banks of Human Values?

April 18, 2017

Recently we looked at whether or not the bank teller and associated “human touch” was disappearing from the banking experience (Verdict: happily, bank tellers are not yet “endangered species.”) In this interesting take from India, the writer, a sociologist, wonders whether the very same tech that makes transactions quick and easy – – mobile apps,…

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Orbograph Client Conference Summary: Payments and Check Update

April 13, 2017

To say the 2017 Orbograph Client Conference in Atlanta turned out to be a great event would be shameless self promotion, which we would never do.  So speaking objectively, it all started with a must-see introduction movie trailer. Then, on the check and payments side, we recruited a number of the best companies and speakers in…

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Banking

10 Big Ideas for Banking in 2017

April 10, 2017

American Banker provides their view toward futuristic ideas with 10 Big Ideas for Banking in 2017. It’s a combo of both cool and crazy concepts; each of the 10 predictions/ideas link to a more comprehensive look at the topic in question (also in a fun slideshow format). “Redefine a bank’s worth for the digital age,” for example, links…

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Bank Tellers: Endangered Species?

April 6, 2017

To a bystander watching people buy mochas with wristbands and transferring funds to and from their account via iPhone, the idea of going to a bank and dealing with a human being may be a quaint bit of yesteryear. An actual human being interacting with customers during banking transactions? What next – – rotary telephones?…

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Would You Want Tom Brady or Brett Favre To Deliver Healthcare Payment Processing?

February 9, 2017

If Tom Brady was in healthcare payment processing, he’d get to 100% automated posting of insurance payments… but he wouldn’t get there the way you think. Does he have the physical tools? Sure – – but that’s not enough. Attention to detail, discipline and hard work factor in even more than a strong arm. As much…

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Check Recognition Is Like the Greatest Comeback in Super Bowl History

February 7, 2017

How is the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history like check recognition? If you’re the New England Patriots, Bill Belicheck and Tom Brady, you practiced, trained and, to use their oft-repeated mantra, worked hard…“worked ‘expletive’ hard!” They constantly optimize technology and planning, and then execute on the field. That recipe all came together when they were down 28-3. They saw…

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