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COVID-19
Physician Advisory
Telehealth

Keith LoriaDecember 1, 2020

Managed Healthcare Executive: 5 Takeaways About the Telehealth Boom

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a bumpy ride in the United States, featuring one controversy after another. One of the few areas of agreement is that the widespread adoption of telehealth amid the pandemic has been, by and large, a positive development.

 

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Blog Post
Consumerism
COVID-19
Patient Experience
Patient Satisfaction

R1 RCMNovember 17, 2020

4 Ways Contactless Pre-Registration and Intake Pays for Itself

Healthcare organizations, like all businesses, face continued uncertainty as they navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A recent

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Best Practices
Blog Post
COVID-19
Finance
Payer Contracts
Physician Services
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMNovember 12, 2020

Increasing Revenue Through Payer Contract Management

Financial recovery isn’t just an uphill battle for today’s physician practice – it’s a mountainous one of Kilimanjaro proportions. Most practices are making up for a substantial decrease in revenue that resulted from a

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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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Article
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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Article
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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Blog Post
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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