Five Healthcare Workforce Shortage Solutions for Physician Groups

Chris PierceMay 17, 2022

The healthcare workforce shortage is hitting physician groups hard. Worse, the tight labor market doesn’t appear to be a brief bump in the road. Findings from dozens of studies reveal that the shortage of healthcare professionals in the U.S. will not end anytime soon.

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Rethink Patient-Facing RCM during Labor Shortage Part 2: Why Remote RCM Makes Sense

Brooks BabcockApril 20, 2022

Working remotely was a necessity for many people during COVID-19 lockdowns. As the proverb goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.” So, perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that within mere months, humanity found ways to remotely accomplish all sorts of jobs that were primarily performed in person before the ...

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Rethink Patient-Facing RCM During Healthcare Labor Shortage Part 1: Why Now?

Stephen BernardMarch 8, 2022

"We're hiring."

 

It’s probably safe to say that most of the country’s hospitals and health systems are posting that message prominently right now. Recent employment trends show that the number of people quitting healthcare and social assistance jobs was

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ICD10monitor: Malnutrition Now on PEPPER

Dr. Ronald HirschDecember 20, 2021

Auditors appear to be hungry to deny.

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RACMonitor: Final Rule Reveals No Surprise

Dr. Ronald HirschNovember 30, 2021

The CMS Two-Midnight rules continues to prompt questions.

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Artificial Intelligence vs. Intelligent Automation: Cutting the Jargon

Sean BarrettNovember 3, 2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) might be one of the most misused words in the technology vernacular. It’s often erroneously interchanged with machine learning (a subset of AI) and has become an umbrella term that either ...

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Deciphering the No Surprises Act: Top FAQs to Prepare

Ogi Kwon & Sharon KimJuly 1, 2021

The No Surprises Act (“the Act”), effective January 1, 2022, is a federal law designed to protect patients from unexpected excessive medical bills when they are unable to choose an in-network provider. The law requires that out-of-network providers (including hospitals, physicians, non-physician providers, and air ambulances) refrain from ...

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RACMonitor: New Drug Makes a Splash – A Swan Dive or a Belly Flop?

Dr. Ronald HirschJune 17, 2021

The soaring cost of new medications and technologies is not news. Insulin was first patented in 1923, but due to incremental changes in the molecule and delivery system, a vial of insulin can still cost hundreds of dollars. When highly active antiretroviral therapy was approved for treatment of HIV in the mid-1990s, the drug combination was ...

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Getting the Greatest ROI from Revenue Cycle Automation

Philip MilsomMarch 10, 2021

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

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COSMOS: Readmission Penalties May Be Worth Swallowing For Revenue

Nina YoungstromFebruary 9, 2021

Hospitals may want to reconsider how hard they work to stave off certain Medicare readmissions because the penalties from the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program pale compared to the loss of revenue and potential harm to patients who should be back in the hospital, a physician advisor said. That calculation may not apply to Medicare ...

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