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Patient Experience
Revenue Cycle

Rod NichollsMarch 20, 2020

Putting the Patient First: HealthLeaders Covers Top Five Actions to Prioritize Patient Experience

Now more than ever in healthcare, the focus is on the patient—and what they need from providers and payers in order to have the ideal patient experience.  As we embark on a new decade, it’s exciting to see organizations showing signs of being more open to investing in revenue cycle technology that gives ...

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Automation
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Revenue Cycle
RPA

Chris IngersollMarch 9, 2020

The Key to Generating Real ROI When Automating the Revenue Cycle: A Trusted Partner

Technologies under the general category of “automation” include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA), and self-service tools which can improve efficiency or replace entirely the work human administrators do today. The revenue cycle traditionally is a complex operational ...

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Billing
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Physician Services
Quality Programs

Lynn Guerrant BSN, MSFebruary 28, 2020

Survival Strategies for Independent Practices in a Value-Based Environment

With the advent of MACRA, CMS has begun to shift healthcare reimbursement from fee-for-service to one based on achievement of value-based metrics.  The goals of Value-based care are to improve care quality and lower costs.  Independent providers must overhaul their financial and clinical processes to ...

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Best Practices
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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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Best Practices
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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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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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Blog Post
Revenue Integrity

Johnny PezzutoDecember 18, 2019

Revenue Integrity: It's All About Results

What matters more: how things work or the outcomes they produce? Take Tiger Woods, for example. If you’re like most of us, you don’t know or care about the technical aspects of his golf game, but you are impressed that he’s won 14 major championships and is one of the world’s highest paid ...

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Revenue Cycle
Revenue Integrity

Johnny PezzutoDecember 18, 2019

Revenue Integrity: Beware the High-Risk, Pre-Bill Approach

Try to imagine what it would be like if all claims were clean, compliant and processed without human or technological intervention. Hold that thought a little longer and you’ll see health systems getting accurate reimbursement for the care they provide, and physicians focusing solely on patients. This ...

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Blog Post
Revenue Cycle

Richard Lopez del RinconDecember 17, 2019

Three Challenge Areas Independent Practices Must Address to Thrive in Today’s Environment

With the hospital landscape becoming even more competitive and outpatient revenue growing at a faster rate, independent physician practices are becoming increasingly popular. This past summer, Modern Healthcare ...

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Billing
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Coding

Jessica ShortDecember 9, 2019

How Independent Providers Can Solve Four Common Errors in Medical Billing and Coding

For modern medical practices, financial health is often challenged due to shrinking reimbursements and increased scrutiny over coding practices. Although medical billing and coding errors are usually from minor mistakes, these common errors can add up to a lot of lost revenue over the years and, for ...

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