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CMS
Hospital Management
Dr. Ronald HirschJanuary 16, 2020

The Dilemma of the Discharge Planning Conditions of Participation

It was way back in 2015 when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the discharge planning conditions of participation. Their goal was noble; they understood that because discharge planning is a complex process, a successful discharge plan is crucial to reducing the risk of ...

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Article
Partnership
Revenue Cycle
Joseph Goedert for Health Data ManagementJanuary 16, 2020

Rush Medical, R1 Join to Build Innovation Lab for Rev Cycle

Rush University Medical Center is looking to build an innovation lab for revenue cycle management, hoping to use quality analytics to improve existing processes.

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Article
Partnership
Kelly Gooch for Becker's Hospital CFO ReportJanuary 16, 2020

Rush University System for Health has proactive investments, partnerships in the works, CFO says

John Mordach has more than 30 years of healthcare financial management experience to call on as senior vice president and CFO of Chicago-based Rush University System for Health.

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Press Release
R1 RCMJanuary 13, 2020

R1 Announces Agreement to Acquire SCI Solutions, a Leading Provider of Digital Patient Engagement Solutions

Acquisition adds robust digital front door capabilities to R1’s technology platform, enabling healthcare providers to automate ordering, scheduling, and authorization processes 

 

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Press Release
R1 RCMJanuary 9, 2020

Rush University System for Health Selects R1 RCM for End-to-End Revenue Cycle Management to Drive Performance Excellence and Accelerate Innovation

CHICAGO – January 9, 2020 – R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ:RCM), a leader in technology-enabled revenue cycle management (RCM) services to healthcare providers, announced today that Rush University System for Health (RUSH) has entered into a strategic partnership to achieve revenue cycle ...

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Blog Post
Revenue Cycle
Revenue Integrity
Johnny PezzutoDecember 18, 2019

Revenue Integrity Solutions: Look Before You Leap

For multiple years in a row, chief executive officers (CEOs) participating in the American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual survey ranked financial challenges as the number one issue facing hospitals.[1] With sound revenue cycle management and, in turn, ...

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Blog Post
Revenue Integrity
Johnny PezzutoDecember 18, 2019

Revenue Integrity: It's All About Results

What matters more: how things work or the outcomes they produce? Take Tiger Woods, for example. If you’re like most of us, you don’t know or care about the technical aspects of his golf game, but you are impressed that he’s won 14 major championships and is one of the world’s highest paid ...

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Blog Post
Revenue Cycle
Revenue Integrity
Johnny PezzutoDecember 18, 2019

Revenue Integrity: Beware the High-Risk, Pre-Bill Approach

Try to imagine what it would be like if all claims were clean, compliant and processed without human or technological intervention. Hold that thought a little longer and you’ll see health systems getting accurate reimbursement for the care they provide, and physicians focusing solely on patients. This ...

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Blog Post
Revenue Cycle
Richard Lopez del RinconDecember 17, 2019

Three Challenge Areas Independent Practices Must Address to Thrive in Today’s Environment

With the hospital landscape becoming even more competitive and outpatient revenue growing at a faster rate, independent physician practices are becoming increasingly popular. This past summer, Modern Healthcare ...

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Billing
Blog Post
Coding
Jessica ShortDecember 9, 2019

Four Most Common Errors in Medical Billing and Coding (And How Independent Providers Should Solve Them)

For modern medical practices, financial health is often challenged due to shrinking reimbursements and increased scrutiny over coding practices. Although medical billing and coding errors are usually from minor mistakes, these common errors can add up to a lot of lost revenue over the years and, for ...

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