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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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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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Article
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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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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Article
RCM Trends
Revenue Cycle
Chris IngersollDecember 9, 2019

Price Transparency: The Top Revenue Cycle Trend for 2020

At long last, healthcare is starting to act on the realization that we must embrace a consumer approach to the healthcare financial experience. While the concept of revenue cycle consumerism has been discussed for years now, 2020 is the year when we might finally see the adoption of real solutions. That’s because ...

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Article
Automation
Patient Experience
Chris IngersollDecember 4, 2019

Three Keys to Creating the Optimal Payment Transformation Strategy

Well before the June 2019 White House Executive Order regarding price transparency, healthcare leaders ranked offering a positive patient financial experience as one of their top two strategic priorities for 2019 1 . Today’s patients not only want cost transparency, but also an array of options for ...

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Article
Patient Experience
Registration
Hospital Access ManagementNovember 21, 2019

For Patients, Self-Registration Options Mean More Control and Speedier Care

If a department had all the available “bells and whistles” vendors are offering for self-service options, patients could completely bypass registration altogether.

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