News

Article
COVID-19
Hospital Management
Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschMay 28, 2020

RACMonitor: ASC Partnership as a Hospital Without Walls

Everyone is anxious for life to return to normal, but none more than those patients who had planned to have surgery in March or April, but had their surgery cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These patients have conditions that warrant surgery, but were deemed not to be urgent or emergent, and therefore ...

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Article
CMS
COVID-19
Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschMay 26, 2020

RACMonitor: Confusion Remains over Medicare Guidance on Treating Patient Homes as Hospital Departments

There is continued confusion over the use of patient homes as off-campus, provider-based clinics for Medicare billing purposes. This is the provision in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) second recent Interim Final Rule (IFR) that allows hospitals to bill for services provided by employed ...

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Blog Post
COVID-19
Patient Experience

Chris IngersollMay 21, 2020

How Work-From-Home is Changing Healthcare

At the end of last year, I was asked by HIT Consultant to predict healthcare trends to watch for in 2020. My biggest prediction was the impact of the new CMS rules around price ...

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Article
Revenue Cycle
Revenue Integrity

Johnny PezzutoMay 19, 2020

HIT Consultant: Four Must Haves of a Revenue Integrity Solution

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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Automation
Blog Post
CMS
COVID-19
Patient Experience

Joe PolarisMay 18, 2020

Elective Services Volume is Not Guaranteed

Speed to innovate must never be the same again in healthcare. We can identify, analyze, and act to address opportunities quickly and must do so in a new healthcare world that will require a delicate blend of agility and compassion.” - Jason Wolf, CEO, The Beryl Institute, ...

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Blog Post
Consumerism
COVID-19
Patient Experience

R1 RCMMay 5, 2020

Four Strategies for Prioritizing Patient Experience in a COVID-19 Era

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., healthcare organizations took a necessary all-hands-on-deck approach. Providers quickly rose to the occasion, changing their care delivery model to treat COVID-19 patients while keeping other patients – as well as clinicians and staff – safe.

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Finance
In The News
Press Release

R1 RCMMay 4, 2020

R1 Appoints Rachel Wilson as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

CHICAGO – May 4, 2020 – R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ: RCM), a leading provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management (RCM) services to healthcare providers, today announced the appointment of Rachel Wilson as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective June 1, 2020.

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Partnership
Patient Experience
Press Release
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMApril 30, 2020

Penn State Health Selects R1 for End-to-End Revenue Cycle Management to Drive Performance Excellence

CHICAGO – April 30, 2020 – R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ:RCM), a leader in technology-enabled revenue cycle management services to healthcare providers, announced today that Penn State Health, a multi-hospital academic health system in central Pennsylvania, has entered into a five-year strategic ...

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Blog Post
COVID-19
Physician Services
Telehealth

R1 RCMApril 29, 2020

An Emerging Necessity – Strategies to Optimize Your Telehealth Program

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, telehealth has emerged as the latest disruption to the healthcare industry. While healthcare providers and consumers alike were slow to adopt telehealth before the crisis – only 19 percent of Americans had used it – it has quickly become a vital care delivery mechanism. Nearly ...

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Article
COVID-19
Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschApril 19, 2020

RACMonitor: SNF-Eligible Patients with Nowhere to Go

With this pandemic new issues seem to appear daily. The increasing difficulty with skilled nursing facility (SNF) placement led me to write this article and it appears to have struck a chord with many. As with research into medical interventions, the timeline for contemplating, writing, and editing has shrunk ...

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