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Consumerism
No Surprises Act
Patient Experience
Price Transparency

Ogi KwonSeptember 10, 2021

HIT Consultant: Improving Patient Experience Amid The No Surprises Act

With the No Surprises Act taking effect in less than four months, it is critical that hospitals and providers leverage technology to ensure patients are informed about their expected care costs prior to receiving services. Despite industry improvements in the last several years, there remains a pressing need for ...

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Article
Denials Management
Patient Experience
Prior Authorization
Revenue Cycle

Connie SmithSeptember 8, 2021

For The Record: Avoid Prior Authorization Denials with Front-End RCM

The cost and administrative burden associated with prior authorizations is not new, nor is it getting better for physicians or health systems. According to MGMA, provider practices report a 

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Ambulatory Care
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Coding
Patient Experience
Physician Services
RCM partnership
Revenue Cycle

Vijay KotteSeptember 1, 2021

Group Practice Journal: Work Smarter Not Harder - Emerging from the Pandemic Positioned for Growth and Stability

Rebounding from the extreme financial strains of COVID-19 requires a hard look at your revenue cycle and how it is maintained: Where are the opportunities to improve patients’ experiences and address their demands to “go contactless”? How can your revenue cycle and front-office teams work efficiently? Are you ...

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Article
Patient Access
Patient Experience
Patient Payments
Price Transparency
Revenue Cycle

Alexandra Wilson PecciAugust 24, 2021

HealthLeaders: Ascension's Seamless Consumer Financial Journey

"Wow! A lot easier than I thought, because I thought I was going to need someone to help me. But I didn't."

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Article
Collections
Denials Management
Physician Advisory
Revenue Cycle

Dr. Ronald HirschAugust 23, 2021

Journal of AHIMA: Appeals, Denials, HIM and Utilization Review - A Winning Combination

Many claim that people in the United States have access to the best healthcare in the world. And while that is easily refuted with data from multiple sources, there is no question that the United States has one of the most complex healthcare delivery systems in the ...

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Article
Automation
No Surprises Act
Physician Services
Revenue Cycle

Kathryn BeardAugust 17, 2021

Medical Economics: Use Technology to Avoid Surprises from the No Surprises Act

As an industry, healthcare is moving from its highly complex, opaque landscape to one centered around transparency and delivering clear and straightforward ...

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Article
Healthcare
Medicare
Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschJune 17, 2021

RACMonitor: New Drug Makes a Splash – A Swan Dive or a Belly Flop?

The soaring cost of new medications and technologies is not news. Insulin was first patented in 1923, but due to incremental changes in the molecule and delivery system, a vial of insulin can still cost hundreds of dollars. When highly active antiretroviral therapy was approved for treatment of HIV in the ...

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Article
Billing
CMS
Physician Services
Telehealth

Dr. Ronald HirschJune 14, 2021

AAPL: Physician Billing During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Ambiguities Abound

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it an unprecedented number of waivers and regulatory flexibilities that allowed physician practices to continue to provide care to patients in the office and hospital. But with these came significant confusion related to coding of services provided to patients during the public ...

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Article
Financial Resilience
Payer Contracts
Physician Services
Revenue Cycle

Brian BellamyJune 1, 2021

MGMA: Don’t Let Tight Resources Hinder Contract Optimization

It’s a long-standing paradox: When resources are tight, practices tend to omit some of the fundamental activities that could help generate additional revenue. Many practices are still feeling the effects of pandemic-related volume reductions, which have resulted in negative financial ...

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Article
Consumerism
Financial Performance
Financial Recovery
Financial Resilience
Patient Experience
RCM partnership

Becker's Hospital ReviewMay 14, 2021

Becker's: 5 Key Takeaways - LifePoint's Jason Ross on RCM Partnerships

In the wake of COVID-19, many healthcare leaders are concerned about their organization’s financial viability and are seeking new revenue cycle management (RCM) strategies to increase profitability and market share.

At the virtual Becker's Hospital Review 11th Annual Meeting, Jason Ross, senior vice ...

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