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Best Practices
Blog Post
Physician Services
Quality Programs

Lynn Guerrant BSN, MSJanuary 31, 2020

Six Important Steps in Creating a Quality Improvement Team for a Physician Practice

Quality and value seem to be two of the most elusive words in health care today. The debate over how to define, measure, and achieve quality and value, stretches from shore to shore, across all specialties and to the top reaches of our government. While definitions and rules change with startling rapidity, one ...

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Blog Post
Payer Mix
Physician Services

Brooks BabcockJanuary 31, 2020

How Your Independent Practice Can Better Negotiate with Payers

Actively negotiating with payers is an important aspect of both practice management and revenue cycle management activities for independent medical practices. Although the impact can be significant, most providers have had little to no experience doing so or have not seen much success in past negotiations, ...

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Article
CMS
Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschJanuary 30, 2020

Vertebral Augmentation: Navigating the Unknown to Ensure Payment

The debate over percutaneous vertebral augmentation is continuing in 2020, with the release of a new local coverage determination (LCD) from Noridian – a Medicare Administrative ...

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Article
Partnership
Revenue Cycle

Alexandra Wilson Pecci for HealthLeadersJanuary 28, 2020

Why Rush is Partnering to Improve Revenue Cycle Rather than Outsourcing

Rush University System for Health CFO John P. Mordach says the co-management model aims to improve everything from coding and billing to employee satisfaction.

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Physician Services
Press Release
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMJanuary 27, 2020

R1 Expands Physician Practice Footprint with District Medical Group

650-provider medical group selects R1 to drive financial performance, support significant growth and navigate complex payment models

 

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Physician Services
Press Release
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMJanuary 22, 2020

R1 RCM Expands Market Reach with Launch of Revenue Cycle Management Solution for Large Physician Groups

Solution provides a standardized RCM operational strategy across all care settings and reimbursement models to deliver superior financial outcomes.

 

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Article
Automation
Patient Experience
Physician Services

Dan Pope for Physicians PracticeJanuary 21, 2020

Streamline Your Revenue Cycle with Intelligent Automation

For years, healthcare organizations have been keeping revenue cycle operations in-house and investing in one-off software applications to address various challenges. Leaders are seeing little-to-no return on these investments and are left with disjointed technology that makes it harder for staff members to ...

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Patient Experience
Registration

Joel Berg for MedCity NewsJanuary 17, 2020

R1 RCM pays $190M for scheduling software firm

Patient scheduling is increasingly seen as a key part of revenue cycle management. It also can help create a more welcoming "digital front door" that improves access to care and the overall patient experience.

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Article
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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