Communication and Shared Goals: Creating Successful RCM Partnerships

R1 RCMOctober 14, 2022

What do marriages, friendships and even revenue cycle partnerships all have in common? They are powered by communication, shared goals, commitment and adaptability – things that are key to any successful and long-term relationship.


Becker’s Healthcare sat down with Nola Wyatt, recently retired vice president of revenue cycle at ...

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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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Early Insights on Independent Dispute Resolution Under No Surprises Act

R1 Regulatory Affairs & Regulatory Compliance TeamSeptember 23, 2022

On August 19, 2022, the Departments of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), Labor, and the Treasury (“the Departments”) issued a Federal Independent Dispute Resolution Process Status Update.1 In the statement, the Departments reported that between April 15th and August 11th, 2022, providers initiated ...

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Hospital Price Transparency in 2022: Lessons Learned, Best Practices

Ogi Kwon, JD, MHAAugust 18, 2022

Federal price transparency requirements for hospitals from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provide patients with an unprecedented amount of insight into the costs for medical services.1  

 

In theory, more pricing information should ...

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RACMonitor: Will Rural Emergency Hospitals Save Rural Health Care?

Dr. Ronald HirschJuly 22, 2022

All eyes are on the new proposal put forth by CMS to create Rural Emergency Hospitals.

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Action Needed: Why Medical Debt Should Concern Health Organizations

R1 Regulatory TeamJune 22, 2022

In the United States, an estimated 43 million Americans hold a total of $88 billion in medical debt on their credit reports. Patients often incur these expenses unexpectedly, leading to high rates of bankruptcy. Healthcare organizations are now facing increased scrutiny over patient billing and collection practices.

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Rethink Patient-Facing RCM during Labor Shortage Part 3: Challenges of Small Hospitals

Philip MilsomApril 20, 2022

Imagine this predicament: You manage the registration and admissions functions at a small hospital in rural North Carolina. You’ve recently lost several staff members to retirement, family moves, and other routine causes of attrition. However, several of these staff vacancies occurred Read More

RACMonitor: To Practice or Not to Practice – The Physician Question

Dr. Ronald HirschNovember 30, 2021

To be a full-time physician advisor, an individual must give up their regular clinical medical practice.

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Becker's Hospital Review: Finding the Right Revenue Integrity Partner

Jason DriskellJuly 14, 2021

Jason Driskell, Vice President of Revenue Cycle for Lakeland Regional Health - Florida, recently recorded a podcast with Becker's Hospital Review where he discusses the importance of revenue integrity, and how to achieve it by partnering with the right vendor. Jason also shares what performance improvement results he has seen from his ...

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RACMonitor: Leaving Against Medical Advice

Dr. Ronald HirschFebruary 11, 2021

Against Medical Advice: Are A M A Scarlet Letters?

A recent discussion on Twitter caught my attention. A physician posted, “Left against medical advice” is not the same as ‘Left to attend sister’s funeral.’ Let’s choose our words better.” This doctor has a point. The choice of words we use to describe patients is not a minor ...

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