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Infographic: How to Appeal to the Connected Patient

Infographic: How to Appeal to the Connected Patient

Infographic: How to Appeal to the Connected Patient Today’s patient is more connected than ever before. What do we mean by that? Well, more patients expect to be able to communicate and engage with their healthcare providers online or through computers and mobile devices. Especially millennials. The recent State of the Connect Patient report by…

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Is the ACA responsible for declining physician reimbursement?

I got an interesting question from my friend Josh Evans regarding a recent article I posted on LinkedIn about declining physician reimbursement.  Josh suggested that declining physician reimbursement might be tied to the Affordable Care Act.  It has been an ongoing trend and the ACA has accelerated it.  Here is my reply to Josh below:…

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Three views on revenue cycle management

Three views on revenue cycle management Click here to view original web page at www.healthmgttech.com By Jason Free, Features Editor, March 2015 Whether it’s popular to admit or not, healthcare is, first and foremost, a business. Like any other business, invoices and bills need to be calculated, distributed, received and processed in a timely and…

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Solving the revenue cycle paradox: What options do struggling hospitals have?

Solving the revenue cycle paradox: What options do struggling hospitals have? Written by Ayla Ellison (Twitter | Google+)  | February 02, 2015   Some financially distressed hospitals know they need to invest in an updated revenue cycle management system to stay in business. But when a hospital is already struggling financially is investing in an…

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CMS extends MU hospital attestation deadline to Dec. 31

CMS extends MU hospital attestation deadline to Dec. 31

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has taken yet another measure to throw a lifeline to providers struggling with Meaningful Use attestation, this time extending the attestation deadline for eligible hospitals (EHs) and critical access hospitals (CAHs) for the 2014 reporting year to Dec. 31, 2014. EHs and CAHs who attest by that date…

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ICD10 Costs

Are ICD-10 conversion cost estimates overblown?

A new debate is raging on the true costs to transition to ICD-10.   What’s your opinion?   Are ICD-10 conversion cost estimates overblown? A new study is challenging the conventional belief that the costs of converting to the International Classification of Diseases-10th revision (ICD-10) code set will be prohibitive for small medical practices. The study,…

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CMS Fee Schedule

A look inside CMS Physician Fee Schedule final rule

A look inside CMS Physician Fee Schedule final rule The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Friday afternoon dropped the final Physician Fee Schedule rule for 2015 and it brings a number of changes that doctors and practice managers need to understand about chronic care, telehealth and meaningful use. The final rule establishes among…

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KLAS Study Examines Revenue Cycle Management Vendors

KLAS Study Examines Revenue Cycle Management Vendors

KLAS Study Examines Revenue Cycle Management Vendors KLAS is a global research firm that specialized in improving healthcare delivery. This month, it released a study of healthcare IT vendors providing outsourced billing and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions and why providers should consider adopting the technology. The report examined overall performance in areas like effectiveness…

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KLAS Rating RCM

NextGen Healthcare Earns KLAS Top Performance Honors for Ambulatory RCM Services

NextGen Healthcare Earns KLAS Top Performance Honors for Ambulatory RCM Services HORSHAM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems, services and interoperability solutions, announced today that its NextGen RCM Services offering has earned top ranking in the KLAS…

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HDHP High Deductible Health Plan

Poll: Employers cite healthcare costs as No. 1 company challenge

This (the high cost of health insurance) is the big driver behind the momentum of high-deductible health plans and the underlying patient collection challenges that come with them. Only 45 percent of small and mid-sized business executives say they are ready for the implementation of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care…

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