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Check Fraud: The Corporate World Provides a Big Target

By orbograph / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

While the consumer “civilian” world has pretty much learned and accepted the “don’t take checks from strangers” rule, the corporate world is both slow to adopt that guideline — and often unable to. This is due to the fact that suppliers like the “float” advantage they enjoy with check payments. (“We paid you on Tuesday…

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The Role of a Revenue Cycle Management Specialist Has Evolved

By orbograph / October 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

As this Hospital CFO Report post illustrates, RCM Management job openings are available all over the country. But what are the new challenges that a Revenue Cycle Management Specialist face in the evolving world of medical billing? One emerging area of focus is a firm grasp of The Medicare National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI; also known…

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Economics of AI Swing Dramatically In Favor of Business

By orbograph / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new article about AI on the Which 50 website cites a recent report from McKinsey Global Institute that makes two vital points about Artificial Intelligence as a tool: The AI revolution is no longer in its infancy The main economic impact of artificial intelligence hasn’t yet arrived That’s what many industry pundits like to call…

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Six Fresh RCM Tips Focused on the Patient

By orbograph / October 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

Becker’s Hospital Review offers these hot-off-the-presses Revenue Cycle Management Tips: 1. Lyman Sornberger, president and CEO of consulting firm Lyman Health Care Solutions, said there are various best practices hospitals can use to maximize insurance collections. He recommended that hospitals “capture insurance coverage at the benefit level” and “invest in pre-service validation with the patient…

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Banks Lose $2.92 per Defrauded Dollar

By orbograph / October 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Is it important for financial institutions to deploy the best possible tools to fight fraud? Consider this: According to LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its 2018 True Cost of Fraud study for the financial-services sector, for every dollar of fraud a financial institution absorbs, it drains an additional $2.92 in associated costs — that’s up 9% from…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Steps Up in Healthcare

By orbograph / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

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

By orbograph / September 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

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

By orbograph / September 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

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

By orbograph / September 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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Millennials Become Targets…for Check Fraud

By orbograph / September 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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