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By Mike Miliard 10:45 am February 24, 2015
Most physician practices are now convinced that the ICD-10 transition will finally happen on Oct. 1, 2015. But just 21 percent say they're on track with their preparations for the switchover.
Counting coins
By Bernie Monegain 11:07 am February 10, 2015
For physicians in small practices, it turns out the cost of moving from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is much less than anticipated, according to a new study released today by the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management.
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By Mike Miliard 11:03 am February 06, 2015
Analytics tools are increasingly being deployed across healthcare, but in few places are investments in those technologies more important than at small and rural hospitals.
By Mike Miliard 03:09 pm January 26, 2015
In what it's calling a 'historic' announcement, the Department of Health and Human Services has set new goals to speed the U.S. healthcare system toward value-based care.
By Healthcare IT News 10:02 am January 21, 2015
If you're a provider or payer with a great story to tell about how you've begun to remake your revenue cycle for healthcare reform, here's your chance to share that success -- and learn from your peers.
By Mike Miliard 10:39 am January 20, 2015
Is your hospital ready for the impact of ICD-10 and bundled payments? Providers will need good RCM systems this year to "get every dime they are entitled to."
map and compass
By Mike Miliard 10:07 am January 05, 2015
Most providers' revenue cycle management technology is getting pretty long in the tooth, installed years ago to process the relatively simple transactions of volume-based care. As healthcare moves toward pay-for-performance, hospitals and practices will be investing in next-generation tools -- or outsourcing them.
By Henry Powderly 09:10 am November 26, 2014
More and more hospitals are turning to outsourced revenue cycle management services, especially as the challenging shift to value-based payment models leaves them realizing their own legacy systems are inadequate to the job. The market for end-to-end RCM outsourcing could reach $10 billion by 2016.
Calculator and spreadsheet
By Rodney J. Moore 09:56 am November 18, 2014
The collections process is ripe for innovation, on both the payer and provider side. Increasingly, savvy providers are using health IT to broaden their access to and knowledge about their patient populations, with an eye toward greater success with bill collection.
By Anthony Brino 09:41 am November 10, 2014
Just days after a new GOP majority swept into Congress vowing to limit if not repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court, in a surprise decision, announced it would agree to hear a case on the one of the most audacious challenges to the ACA -- the argument that only state-based exchanges can have subsidies.

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