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COVID-19
Physician Services
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMOctober 26, 2020

How Financial Clearance Can Create Resiliency for Physician Practices and Patients

More than half a year into COVID-19, physician practices are still facing reduced revenue and patient volume challenges that can no longer be solely attributed to patient safety concerns. Near the start of the pandemic, The ...

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Jacqueline LaPointeOctober 23, 2020

RevCycleIntelligence: Best Practices When Outsourcing Revenue Cycle Management

The revenue cycle is a critical healthcare process, and its management is central to the business of healthcare. But revenue cycle management is complex and frequently wrought with ...

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Blog Post
Consumerism
Patient Experience
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMOctober 12, 2020

Five Ways Digital Engagement Can Elevate the Provider Experience

When discussing digital transformation in healthcare there has been a strong emphasis on patient benefits, however providers can also gain many advantages from going digital. Providers are equally as frustrated with the administrative side of healthcare – completing and submitting referrals and orders by phone or ...

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Article
CMS
Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschOctober 8, 2020

RACmonitor: New Rule - Providers Required to Transmit Electronically All Records to QIOs

In a provision glossed over by most, the 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule introduced a requirement that all providers transmit all records to Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) via electronic means as of Oct. 1, 2020. As a reminder, the QIOs perform several types of reviews for ...

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Article
Coding
COVID-19
Physician Services

Brian SmitOctober 2, 2020

Physicians Practice: Leveraging Clinical Documentation Improvement for Post-COVID Financial Recovery

In the wake of COVID-19, physician practices faced a myriad of challenges creating a contactless and consumer-friendly patient experience, ramping up telehealth services, and transitioning non-clinical staff to work from home. Given these priorities, it’s understandable that clinical documentation ...

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Anesthesia
Blog Post
Physician Services
Revenue Cycle

Kristen Gurney & Jeanette MiniOctober 1, 2020

2020 MIPS Year-End Action Items

We are in the home stretch for the 2020 MIPS Reporting year. This has been an exceptional year; your group may be eligible to apply for an exception due to uncontrollable circumstances or a public health emergency (i.e. COVID-19 reduced case volume, which led ...

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Blog Post
Patient Experience
Registration
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMSeptember 30, 2020

Five Ways to Create a Better Digital Consumer Experience in Healthcare

For too long, patients’ healthcare experiences have been extremely confusing and disjointed. Consider this example – a patient visits a doctor for knee pain and receives a referral for an MRI at the hospital. The patient then makes multiple phone calls and waits on hold to get the MRI scheduled, only to be ...

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Partnership
Physician Services
Press Release
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMSeptember 29, 2020

R1 Increases Footprint in Hospital-Based Physician Market with Addition of Prominent Emergency Physician Groups

CHICAGO – September 29, 2020R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ:RCM),

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Article
CMS
COVID-19
Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschSeptember 24, 2020

RACMonitor: New Medical Record Compliance Challenges – Payment for COVID-19 and Patient Appeals to the QIO

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is targeting the hospital medical record for added scrutiny.

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Article
CMS
COVID-19
Physician Advisory

Ayla EllisonSeptember 2, 2020

Becker's Hospital Review: CMS to Require Positive COVID-19 Test for Medicare Pay Boost

CMS recently released guidance that includes a new requirement for hospitals to get a Medicare payment boost for caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19. 

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