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Emergency Medicine
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Steve QueenJune 9, 2021

Why Data-Driven Emergency Department Scheduling is Critical Post-COVID-19

Even as the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency department (ED) patient volumes are still predicted to be inconsistent throughout 2021. Last year, ED visits were down

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Financial Resilience
Revenue Cycle
Revenue Integrity

Nicole ShinglerJune 8, 2021

Don't Reinvent the Wheel: How a Revenue Integrity Strategy Drives Financial Performance

If 2020 was a year of financial crisis, then 2021 is shaping up to be the year of financial resilience – and healthcare providers are nothing if not resilient. After last year’s estimated $323 billion financial loss, bouncing back is no small endeavor for hospitals. The winter COVID-19 surge has caused expenses ...

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Best Practices
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Financial Performance
Partnership
RCM partnership
RCM Trends
Revenue Cycle

Brian ZimmermanJune 3, 2021

LifePoint SVP Jason Ross Discusses Value of Rev Cycle Partnerships

Amid what may be healthcare’s toughest era, financial leadership currently faces the daunting task of increasing revenue while simultaneously containing costs. At the recent Becker's Hospital Review 11th Annual Meeting, Jason Ross, senior vice president of revenue and network management for LifePoint Health – a ...

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Patient Satisfaction
Physician Services

Michael UlandayMay 19, 2021

Five Ways to Increase Patient Volume & Grow Your Medical Practice

With more Americans becoming vaccinated and some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, medical practices are in a better position to get back to their “normal” day-to-day operations. After a challenging 2020 –

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Automation
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Consumerism
Financial Clearance
Patient Access
Patient Experience
Patient Satisfaction

Alyson BelzMay 17, 2021

Automating Prior Authorizations Enhances the Patient Experience

While some progress has been made in the past year, insurance prior authorizations are still largely a manual process. According to the 2020 Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) ...

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Billing
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Emergency Medicine
Physician Services
Price Transparency

Kathryn BeardMay 11, 2021

How Emergency Physician Groups Can Endure Balance Billing Restrictions

While the price transparency law is helping patients better anticipate and manage healthcare costs, there are still situations where they can receive unexpected bills – especially when making a ...

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Automation
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Consumerism
Patient Access
Patient Experience
Patient Satisfaction
Revenue Cycle

Shawn DennisApril 22, 2021

Digital Orders Speed Up the Rev Cycle and Boost Patient Engagement

“Cutting waste while preserving critically important treatment is the holy grail of healthcare policy,” according to a recent New York Times article. Healthcare waste has been ...

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Cost Containment
COVID-19
Financial Resilience
RCM Trends
Revenue Capture

Peter A. HallApril 21, 2021

A Strategy to Eliminate Fixed Costs From the Hospital Revenue Cycle

Just days into 2021, industry leaders such as KaufmanHall began projecting that hospitals and health systems were in for another tumultuous financial ...

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Consumerism
Financial Performance
Partnership
Patient Access
Patient Experience
Patient Satisfaction

Joel FrenchMarch 10, 2021

Why Healthcare Organizations are Prioritizing Digital Marketplaces

“Platforms are eating the world,” asserts Alex Moazed in his book, Modern Monopolies. What was a radical disruption a few years ago is now the accepted ecommerce business model most understand through examples like Amazon and eBay. We now understand how Amazon changed consumer expectations for shopping ...

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Automation
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COVID-19
Denials Management
Financial Recovery
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Healthcare
RCM Trends
Revenue Cycle
RPA

Philip MilsomMarch 10, 2021

Getting the Greatest ROI from Revenue Cycle Automation

A year after operating margins dipped into negative numbers and YOY revenues decreased as much as

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