Healthcare Trends and Data Show Clinical Shortage 'Tip of the Iceberg'

R1 RCMOctober 6, 2022

As the country is emerging from the worst of the pandemic, restaurants, local shops and national chains are constrained by staffing shortages. It’s an inconvenience to say the least, but this is just the tip of the iceberg as other sectors of the labor market are tightening in more crucial ways.

A healthcare labor shortage – one that ...

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Ascension's Nola Wyatt, Retired VP of Rev Cycle, Reflects on the Power Partnerships Bring to RCM

Nola WyattAugust 12, 2022

No healthcare organization is fully insulated from the economic challenges wrought by the pandemic and other recent industry disruptions. In the current environment, revenue cycle management has become even more high stakes. ...

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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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