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COVID-19
Physician Services
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMOctober 26, 2020

How Financial Clearance Can Create Resiliency for Physician Practices and Patients

More than half a year into COVID-19, physician practices are still facing reduced revenue and patient volume challenges that can no longer be solely attributed to patient safety concerns. Near the start of the pandemic, The ...

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Coding
COVID-19
Physician Services

Brian SmitOctober 2, 2020

Physicians Practice: Leveraging Clinical Documentation Improvement for Post-COVID Financial Recovery

In the wake of COVID-19, physician practices faced a myriad of challenges creating a contactless and consumer-friendly patient experience, ramping up telehealth services, and transitioning non-clinical staff to work from home. Given these priorities, it’s understandable that clinical documentation ...

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CMS
COVID-19
Physician Advisory

Dr. Ronald HirschSeptember 24, 2020

RACMonitor: New Medical Record Compliance Challenges – Payment for COVID-19 and Patient Appeals to the QIO

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is targeting the hospital medical record for added scrutiny.

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CMS
COVID-19
Physician Advisory

Ayla EllisonSeptember 2, 2020

Becker's Hospital Review: CMS to Require Positive COVID-19 Test for Medicare Pay Boost

CMS recently released guidance that includes a new requirement for hospitals to get a Medicare payment boost for caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19. 

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Article
COVID-19
Physician Services
Telehealth

Vijay KotteSeptember 1, 2020

HIT Consultant: Maximizing Telehealth Success by Optimizing Operations & Revenue Cycle Management

In COVID-19’s wake, providers’ financial recovery will be crucial yet daunting. U.S. hospitals and health systems stand to collectively 

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COVID-19
Patient Experience

R1 RCMAugust 21, 2020

Take Two on 2020: Four Actions to Jumpstart the Revenue Cycle in the Back Half of the Year

As healthcare organizations geared up for a new decade back in January, no one anticipated the massive disruption that COVID-19 would soon ...

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Article
COVID-19
RCM Trends
Revenue Cycle

Ken TownsendAugust 5, 2020

HFMA: 8 Security Tips for Remote Revenue Cycle Staff

Poorly secured home networks. Highly accessible workstations. Use of personal laptops that don’t adhere to security standards. Each of these (and more) is a vulnerability for revenue cycle staff working at home during COVID-19. Unfortunately, with vulnerability comes opportunity for hackers to target this newly ...

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Article
COVID-19
Patient Experience
Physician Services

Richard Lopez del RinconAugust 3, 2020

Medical Economics: Strategies for responding to the effects of COVID-19

With the spread of the COVID-19 virus continuing to be a top concern, patients are avoiding doctors’ offices. As a result, practices are experiencing significant financial hardships—one recent Medical Group Management Association ...

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Article
COVID-19
Physician Services
Revenue Cycle

Richard Lopez del RinconJuly 17, 2020

Physicians Practice: Succeed with an EHR-agnostic Revenue Cycle Platform Post-COVID-19

While COVID-19 has presented challenges to every healthcare industry sector, physician practices have taken some of the most significant financial hits over the past few months. A recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) survey found that 97 percent of practices have experienced a negative financial ...

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COVID-19
Patient Experience
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMJuly 6, 2020

10 Statistics that Show How COVID-19 Has Changed the Revenue Cycle

At the end of 2019, healthcare leaders projected the upcoming year would bring more consolidation and a greater focus on consumerism. While we’re now seeing these predictions come to fruition, no one anticipated the seismic shift that would happen due to COVID-19 – and the many ways the pandemic would impact ...

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