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Consumerism
Podcast
Revenue Cycle

Joe PolarisMarch 13, 2020

Joe Polaris Talks M&A Risk and Benefits, Achieving Consumerism Goals

Hospital M&A activities have been trending up in recent years, and with the promised economies of scale it seems like an attractive option. However, according to Joe Polaris, Senior Vice President of Product Technology at R1, achieving the desired benefits of consolidation can be difficult.  Joe recently ...

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Collections
Physician Services

Richard Lopez del RinconFebruary 20, 2020

Five Ways to Decrease Patient No Shows in Physician Practices

Patients who do not show up for scheduled appointments disrupt practice flow by taking dedicated time slots away from other patients and negatively impact the productivity of both the provider and staff. Practices often waive ‘no shows’ as a normal part of business but when translated to a bottom-line impact, ...

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Physician Services
Quality Programs

Lynn Guerrant BSN, MSJanuary 31, 2020

Six Steps to Creating a Physician Practice Quality Improvement Team

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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Physician Services
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMApril 13, 2019

How to Perform a Physician Practice Assessment

Is it time for a checkup? Whether your practice is healthy or in operational pain, a physician practice assessment can uncover the underlying problems that are holding your practice back. Long before “big data” and “analytics” were buzz words in the healthcare industry, physician practices have been using ...

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Patient Satisfaction
Physician Services

Maren KiemenDecember 28, 2018

Five Ways to Build a Successful Physician Referral Network

Physicians often rely on referrals for new patient flow through their practice. Unfortunately, most doctors network incorrectly, inconsistently and ineffectively. Having a consistent effort toward building and maintaining a healthy referral network could be the key to resolving these problems and, in turn, ...

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CMS
Coding

R1 RCMNovember 8, 2018

Recognizing the Importance of Innovation in Medical Coding

A significant portion of operational impact, support and overall compliance in healthcare services starts with coding. Medical coding helps the healthcare industry transform diagnoses, physician’s notes, and various medical services into a common language that ensures both the patient, provider and payers receive ...

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Article
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Patient Experience
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMSeptember 25, 2018

RevCycleIntelligence: End-to-end Revenue Cycle Management Key to Success at Ascension

Nearly 69 percent of hospitals and health systems use more than one vendor solution for revenue cycle management, according to a recent HIMSS Analytics and Dimensional Insight 

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Article
Best Practices
Ethics

R1 RCMSeptember 18, 2017

Profile: Bringing Ethics to the Forefront

Corey Perman admits that for every company, there might be a different name for what he does. Compliance, corporate responsibility, and corporate integrity all denote key aspects of his position as executive vice president, compliance and risk at Chicago-based R1 RCM, which provides revenue cycle ...

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