5 Healthcare Reimbursement Trends

There is a lot of effort and innovation being tested in the area of healthcare reimbursement right now.  Ideally some, or even many, of these reimbursement models will prove to reduce the seemingly unstoppable trend of rising healthcare costs in the US.  All of these models represent curve balls that we must contend with in…

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Outsource Outsourcing

Advantages of Outsourcing Medical Billing Services

Here I share another excellent article from Harold Gibson.   Enjoy.   The medical industry has been undergoing significant and rapid changes over the past several years. With the passage of and increasing implementation of the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”, or the ACA), the business of medicine is developing at a pace not…

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Conifer

Conifer Health Solutions To Acquire SPi Healthcare For $235M , Company Says Purchase Should Be Complete In Q4 2014

Conifer Health Solutions®, the nation’s leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare performance improvement services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SPi Healthcare, a provider of innovative revenue cycle management (RCM), health information management (HIM) and software solutions for independent and provider-owned physician practices. Conifer expects to complete the transaction, valued at $235 million, in…

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5 Elements of an Effective HIPAA Audit Program Infographic

INFOGRAPHIC – 5 Elements of an Effective HIPAA Audit Program

Excellent infographic from author John Lynn at HealthcareScene.com. Click here to view original web page at www.emrandhipaa.com

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Percent of Revenue from Patients

Why Patient Engagement & Patient Collections Cannot be Ignored

The freight train trend of high deductible health plans continues to put more responsibility on the patient as well as putting more pressure on healthcare organizations to adapt to their processes and procedures to engage patients and collect patient responsibility balances.  The trend is not going away.  In fact,  Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini expects patient…

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 Reporting

Relief for Meaningful Use 2 Reporting in 2015 May be on the Way

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 16 would mandate a 90-day reporting period in 2015 for Stages 1 and 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health records incentive programs. Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah) are sponsors of H.R. 5481, the Flexibility in Health IT Reporting Act, or…

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Health Care Groups Stump for More Meaningful Use Flexibility

Health Care Leaders Lobby for More Meaningful Use Flexibility

A group of health care associations sent a letter to HHS urging the agency to give eligible professionals and hospitals additional flexibility in fiscal year 2015 to upgrade electronic health record systems to meet requirements for Stage 2 of the meaningful use program, Clinical Innovation & Technology reports (Walsh, Clinical Innovation & Technology, 9/16). Letter…

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Are You Ready for a Full Year of Meaningful Use Reporting in 2015?

Are You Ready for a Full Year of Meaningful Use Reporting in 2015?

Providers are going to have to report a full year for Meaningful Use according to the recent Final Rule handed down by CMS.  The reaction to the rule has been almost universal among industry leader regarding their disappointment in the required reporting period.  We have discussed that before here.  In 2014 medical groups were allowed…

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