MGMA Takeaways: Transforming Care Coordination and RCM

Joe PolarisJune 21, 2021

At the recent MGMA Medical Practice Excellence Pathways Conference, Sherri Harris, Regional Manager of Scheduling for Ascension Sacred Heart and Joe Polaris, SVP, Product and Technology for R1 RCM discussed ways to transform the care coordination and revenue cycle ...

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Automating Prior Authorizations Enhances the Patient Experience

Connie SmithMay 17, 2021

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) Index, even with an 8% increase ...

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

Becker's Hospital ReviewMay 14, 2021

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 president of revenue and network ...

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HIT Consultant: Why a Digital Front Door is Critical to the Rev Cycle

Joel FrenchApril 29, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has upended many of our traditional business procedures and processes. However, because digital transformations were well underway before the pandemic, the shift to remote work and contactless consumer self-service was swift. In healthcare, digital strategies that were expected to take 10 years to accomplish may now be ...

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Chief Healthcare Executive: CMS' Price Transparency Rule

Ogi KwonApril 22, 2021

The new federal price transparency law took effect January 1, 2021, yet many hospitals – still focused on financial recovery in COVID-19’s wake – were not prepared to become fully compliant by this date.  In this Chief Healthcare Executive video interview, Ogi Kwon – Manager, Advisory & Assurance in R1’s regulatory division – ...

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Digital Orders Speed Up the Rev Cycle and Boost Patient Engagement

Shawn DennisApril 22, 2021

“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 widely reported in recent years, ...

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Medical Economics: Consumer Financial Engagement Post COVID-19

Richard Lopez del RinconMarch 25, 2021

Just one year ago, all medical practices were completely thrown off course by COVID-19 and the unprecedented drop in patient volume it created. In just a matter of weeks, business operations were completely derailed as providers quickly devised new processes and workflows, as well as digital resources to ensure patient safety. This ...

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Why Healthcare Organizations are Prioritizing Digital Marketplaces

Joel FrenchMarch 10, 2021

“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 experiences by transforming every ...

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3 Ways a Patient Experience Platform Pays Long-Term Dividends

R1 RCMJanuary 18, 2021

The rapid move toward consumerism has healthcare organizations working hard to create simpler, more convenient patient journeys. Yet, the key friction-causing modes of communication – faxes and phone calls – persist. It’s hard to believe that 90% of

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Physicians Practice: Revenue Cycle Partnership Addresses Consumerism

Richard Lopez del RinconDecember 21, 2020

Healthcare consumerism has been a trend on the rise for many years, but has never been more relevant than in the COVID-19 “new normal.” Since millions of patients are dealing with financial struggles, loss of insurance, and an overall sense of apprehension when it comes to resuming care treatments, they are extremely particular around ...

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