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

April 4, 2014

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

March 28, 2014

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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Healthcare Industry Pain Points Video

February 7, 2014

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

February 4, 2014

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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Outsourcing Healthcare Payment Functions: Not Just for Banks Anymore, But Billers Too!

December 19, 2013

Healthcare providers are now outsourcing more of their revenue cycle functions. Large banks saw this medical banking potential several years ago and moved quickly to offer added-value services such as EOB conversion and treasury management capabilities specifically for this niche.

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HFMA – ANI 2013 to Play Critical Role for Healthcare Providers

June 14, 2013

The HFMA conference brochure pretty much tells it all, “What Now?” The healthcare industry continues to evolve and converge around several critical pieces of legislation including ACA, EFT/ERA electronification and ICD-10. HFMA sessions look very interesting as they address many revenue related topics!

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A Simple HIPAA Compliant Solution for Banks Entering Medical Lockbox

June 10, 2013

Let’s say that a financial institution (FI) wants to provide a medical lockbox processing solution to its existing healthcare provider customers and/or prospective customers outside its geographic branch locations. Ideally the system would process both insurance payments as well as patient payments. In order to get into this business, particularly capturing and scanning EOBs, the FI will need to follow the rules and regulations around HIPAA/HITECH; a potentially daunting and intimidating process!

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