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Who’s Winning in this New Era of Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management? Consultants…

By jgregory / October 16, 2013 / 0 Comments

According to a new survey by Black Book, the consulting business is booming in healthcare revenue cycle management; and rightly so! Challenges that executives cited for updating RCM projects include: 77 percent have not begun a strategic plan for transforming RCM solutions for known deadlines because of lack of internal experts to do so and 80 percent of CIOs said they do not have the IT staff in-house to transform RCM end-to-end.

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Tellers Who Become Sellers Must Be Stellar

By jgregory / October 15, 2013 / 0 Comments

A recent article in Banking Strategies, The Strategic Implications of Tellers Selling, dissects the concept of traditional tellers evolving into sales people at the branch for walk-in clients. When presented in an orderly manner, the concept brings a fresh feel to the irony of the bank branch; leverage branch resources to drive revenue and increase transaction processing efficiency while branch volume declines. Tellers selling financial services can provide a great opportunity, but there is the possibility of “heartburn” for customer experience.

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The Cloud is Loud for Financial/Healthcare Payments

By jgregory / September 4, 2013 / 0 Comments

A recent Gartner report highlighted “5 Cloud Trends in 2013 and Beyond”. Have you ever heard of how cloud computing aims to create “Webscale” systems, which are large configurations that have this ability to expand and contract as needed? They can be configured quickly, and yet go away quickly too. No longer are “large scale projects” a problem in a cloud hosted environment. A good example in healthcare payments would be a project to convert a large back-log of explanation of benefits forms. In this project, a large virtual cloud could be created with high capacity for a few days…then it goes away.

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Don’t be afraid of HIPAA & HITECH!

By jgregory / August 15, 2013 / 0 Comments

Don’t be afraid of HIPAA & HITECH? Of course it’s easy to say that if you aren’t the person knee deep in interpreting the rules and regulations and building out the infrastructure of a solution. The recent Orbograph White Paper, “HIPAA/HITECH Compliance, Resiliency and Security” simplifies the concepts of following and complying with these rules. When you look at HIPAA and HITECH initially, it’s critical to start with a high level perspective. With that in mind, HIPAA is pretty much two primary rules!

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Who Makes Sure Mobile RDC Really Works? It’s Orbotech!

By jgregory / August 2, 2013 / 0 Comments

As Orbotech, Orbograph’s parent company, announces its Q2 2013 earnings report, we thought it might be a good time to point out that pretty much all of the Smartphones on the market go through a quality assurance processing using Orbotech’s latest generation of automated optical inspection and array tester models within the fabrication of mobile devices and large screen televisions. For 30+ years, Orbotech has enabled electronic manufacturers to achieve increased yields and throughput in the production process of electronics using: automated optical inspection (AOI) systems for bare printed circuit boards (PCBs), flat panel displays (FPDs) and automated optical inspection (AOI).

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8 Good Reasons Why Checks are Hanging On

By jgregory / July 29, 2013 / 0 Comments

An article today in PYMNTS.com called (From Paper Checks To Electronic Payments: Eight Questions To Ask) illustrates why converting to a new payment methodology is so challenging. Simply put, it’s an “adoption process”. Any new product or idea in the market, particularly in today’s fast moving marketplace for businesses and consumers, must have a methodology for an onboarding process which is: easy to implement, requires minimal investment and limits internal conflict and resource allocation.

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Survey Opportunity: What is needed for EFT/ACH Reassociation to ERA’s

By jgregory / July 25, 2013 / 0 Comments

You’re a healthcare payments professional and by now, you probably have an opinion on the topic of reassociation. You’ve seen the Orbograph white paper, How to Reassociate EFT/ACH Payments to ERAs in 2014, and see why the industry needs to make a move in this area. If you haven’t read it, now’s your chance! Or check out http://www.caqh.org/. There’s only 161 days left to prepare for implementation deadline for federally-mandated CAQH CORE EFT and ERA Operating Rules…

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What is the Relationship of Next Generation Check Recognition to the Top Five Retail Banking Trends for 2013?

By jgregory / July 19, 2013 / 0 Comments

According to an article in BAI Banking Strategies by Applied Predictive Technologies, retail banks will focus on managing the multi-channel impact of mobile banking, downsizing branches and selective investing in branch technology. The changing market dynamics due to the variables of new technologies and adoption has complicated the modeling process for the retail sector. This is an opportunity for operations to support the goals of the retail side of the bank by executing on new technologies in check processing automation. By taking a straight-through-processing orientation across the enterprise, the retail bank can focus on client needs, rather than overcoming operational limitations of systems. See how the five top trends can be optimized below with Next Generation Recognition (NGR) technology.

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Is it too early to worry about ICD-10?

By jgregory / July 15, 2013 / 0 Comments

A recent survey on ICD-10 indicates that one-third of the 500 physician practices interviewed have not started compliance work yet. October 2014 is the implementation deadline, but how much time is really needed? Key highlights of the survey include: thirty-six percent of respondents who have not started ICD-10 preparations believe there is plenty of time to prepare, 26 percent don’t have the time, staff or training resources to start; and 22 percent don’t know where to start planning…

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