Surgical care is increasingly shifting to the outpatient setting, fueled by numerous factors that include clinical and technological advances, cost savings, and convenience.
Good work standards that lay out quality and quantity expectations are useful—and necessary—for healthcare organizations and their revenue cycle departments.
The pace of change in the current healthcare landscape, combined with a national focus on curtailing costs, is challenging provider organizations to apply new ideas and strategies to their clinical and business operations.
Revenue cycle compliance is a dynamic organizational issue that carries significant downside risk and requires a high level of managerial commitment to remain consistent in its achievement.
Health information exchange continues to be complex.The recent regulatory and reimbursement environment mandates HIE.This blog describes what organizations should do to establish their HIE strategy.
With good reason, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has signaled a move toward holding providers accountable for 90-day readmission rates as opposed to 30 days that have been the focus since the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) was first announced in 2010.
Each month, Accountable Care News asks a panel of industry experts to discuss a topic suggested by a subscriber.
CMS has proposed cutting back on mandatory bundled payment models. Why not improve them instead?
You’ve gone live with your shiny new EHR after months and months of planning, configuring, testing, and training. It’s been a long climb to the top, but you’ve finally arrived. It wasn’t perfect, but patients are being seen, notes are being documented, orders are being sent, and claims are going out the door. And odds are good that they’ll even be paid. It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief and pat yourself on the back. The hard part is over … right?
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