CMS opened its second application period for BPCI Advanced to participate in the second cohort of the program starting in January 2020. This blog reviews how organizations can use the required application to begin their preparations for participating in BPCI Advanced.
Artificial Intelligence or "AI" has been in the news on a number of fronts. In this review, we seek to demonstrate how this technology can help support and improve revenue cycle performance across the financial continuum.
Through our partnerships with health systems, we’ve identified key elements that compose the physician enterprise maturation process. These elements are discussed in the blog, along with the five focus areas for health systems seeking to build a Physician Enterprise 3.0.
For many health systems, referral leakage may equate to millions of dollars in forgone revenue, as every patient who seeks care elsewhere is a lost revenue opportunity now and potentially into the future. Learn the symptoms of an underperforming referral management system.
After a massive effort to integrate 18 clinics into a new health system—including the standardization of front-end workflows to support the migration of all clinics onto one EHR platform—ambulatory leadership at the University of Kansas Health System (UKHS) wanted to assess the state of clinic operations and improve performance.
Despite repeated efforts to improve workflows and optimize nurse schedules, a day in infusion treatment tends to frustrate patients with delays and upset staff with what seems to be a lack of resources. Learn how to optimize your infusion center's scheduling.
It’s more important than ever to read an ASC contract or amendment prior to signing it and again after receiving the finalized version. We recommend highlighting information for your business office manager so they may operationalize the contractual obligations and build them into policies and procedures so you can maximize your contract rates and avoid lost revenue.
As payment processes for healthcare services become increasingly complex, many healthcare provider organizations choose to outsource some or all their revenue cycle functions to a third party vendor. However, the perceived benefits of outsourcing can turn out to be illusory if five key considerations are not addressed in vendor contracts.
Most medical coding and compliance programs can benefit from new technology geared to supporting these crucial roles. However, additional thought must be taken to ensure the technology is leveraged successfully. Review of existing processes, team structure, and goals is crucial in order to successfully implement new technology to support or redesign existing processes.
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