Financial/Revenue Cycle Management

By James Ellis and Aaron Razavi 08:04 am January 03, 2012
As a progressive new form of quality and convenient health, telehealth practices are growing, especially in rural areas, as it improves quality, access and cost of care. However, with a reimbursement model not clearly defined, some physicians are still reluctant.
By Jennifer Dennard 08:53 am December 16, 2011
In this week's edition, I continue my conversation with Sean Duffy, CEO and co-founder of Omada Health, a start-up out of San Francisco focused on prediabetes prevention via online tools.
By Carl Natale 08:57 am December 06, 2011
HealthLeaders Media has one of the more interesting reports available.
By James Ellis and Aaron Razavi 09:02 am October 17, 2011
With uncompensated care, low Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements and incredibly large overhead costs, emergency departments (EDs) are one of the costliest sectors of a hospital.
By Jennifer Dennard 01:13 pm October 11, 2011
Big ideas are often hampered by small budgets. In the world of healthcare, the drawing board is often littered with cast-away notes for projects that never saw the light of day due to lack of funding.
Hospitals and health systems often purchase acuity systems as a valuable tool to allocate nursing resources based on patient care needs. However, these organizations don’t always use their acuity systems to their full capability.
By James Ellis and Aaron Razavi 08:52 am June 27, 2011
Mid-level providers, commonly called registered nurses (RNs) or physicians’ assistants (PAs) are a beacon of hope for struggling hospitals as the physician attrition rate and the number of aging Americans continues to spiral upwards.
By Gai Elhanan, MD, MA 02:35 pm June 07, 2011
The HITECH initiative and the promise of effectively coordinated care are fundamentally based on the adoption of standards as an integral part of the larger adoption of healthcare information technology.
By Scott Kelly 10:48 am March 01, 2011
Most healthcare organizations have modified or customized their billing applications. While these customizations are fine for their intended purposes, they pose rather large obstacles to the ICD-10 code conversion process.
By Tom Sullivan 09:38 am February 09, 2011
What with meaningful use, EHRs, HIPAA 5010, and countless other healthcare projects, ICD-10 is on the backburner at many organizations. Yet, the deadline is approaching, achieving compliance is more complex than it may appear and the time is here to move ICD-10 up that priority list.

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