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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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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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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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Patient Experience
Physician Services
Press Release
Revenue Cycle

R1 RCMJune 1, 2020

R1 Drives Continued Growth in Physician Revenue Cycle Management Market with Addition of Pinnacle Dermatology

CHICAGO – June 1, 2020 – R1 RCM Inc. (NASDAQ:RCM), a leading provider of technology-enabled revenue cycle management (RCM) services to healthcare providers, announced Pinnacle Dermatology, one of the most prominent multi-state leaders in population skin health management, has selected R1’s ...

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Blog Post
COVID-19
Physician Services
Telehealth

R1 RCMApril 29, 2020

An Emerging Necessity – Strategies to Optimize Your Telehealth Program

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, telehealth has emerged as the latest disruption to the healthcare industry. While healthcare providers and consumers alike were slow to adopt telehealth before the crisis – only 19 percent of Americans had used it – it has quickly become a vital care delivery mechanism. Nearly ...

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Article
Automation
Physician Services
Revenue Cycle

Joe PolarisMarch 18, 2020

Physicians Practice: Automation Can Standardize RCM Workflows and Provide Price Transparency

Given CY 2020’s Hospital Price Transparency Requirements, which take effect January 1, 2021, there has been a huge push in the healthcare industry to not only provide financial clarity to patients, but also deliver on rising overall consumer expectations in order to stay competitive. While price ...

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Consumerism
Patient Experience
Physician Services

Richard Lopez del RinconMarch 16, 2020

MGMA: Creating Access and Engagement Across the Revenue Cycle

In the wake of the 2019 White House Executive Order mandating price transparency,1 many healthcare organizations have accelerated plans to enable greater cost transparency. Physician practices can substantially strengthen these plans by acknowledging that such transparency is ...

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Billing
Blog Post
Physician Services
Quality Programs

Lynn Guerrant BSN, MSFebruary 28, 2020

Survival Strategies for Independent Practices in a Value-Based Environment

With the advent of MACRA, CMS has begun to shift healthcare reimbursement from fee-for-service to one based on achievement of value-based metrics.  The goals of Value-based care are to improve care quality and lower costs.  Independent providers must overhaul their financial and clinical processes to ...

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Best Practices
Blog Post
Collections
Physician Services

Richard Lopez del RinconFebruary 20, 2020

Five Ways to Decrease Patient No Shows in Physician Practices

Patients who do not show up for scheduled appointments disrupt practice flow by taking dedicated time slots away from other patients and negatively impact the productivity of both the provider and staff. Practices often waive ‘no shows’ as a normal part of business but when translated to a bottom-line impact, ...

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Best Practices
Blog Post
Physician Services
Quality Programs

Lynn Guerrant BSN, MSJanuary 31, 2020

Six Steps to Creating a Physician Practice Quality Improvement Team

Quality and value seem to be two of the most elusive words in health care today. The debate over how to define, measure, and achieve quality and value, stretches from shore to shore, across all specialties and to the top reaches of our government. While definitions and rules change with startling rapidity, one ...

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