Financial/Revenue Cycle Management

CMS MACRA final rule
By Henry Powderly 09:53 am October 14, 2016
New rule brings flexibility, institutes two payment tracks, and makes 2017 a transition year. 
Drug price hikes hospitals
By Kaiser Health News 09:02 am October 12, 2016
Researchers said the price hikes driving big spending increases are inconsistent and while AHA president Rick Pollack said that any upticks because of market manipulation are just plain wrong. 
InstaMed P2PE v2
By Jessica Davis 08:01 am October 12, 2016
The company is said to be the first in healthcare to achieve this validation, which ensures the payment network has met standards to protect data.
Google Verily population health 3M

3M Health Information Systems President JaeLynn WIlliams said the partnership will create technologies that address real-world problems healthcare organizations are facing today.

By Tom Sullivan 10:19 am October 11, 2016
The companies said they will combine 3M Health Information System's coding, classification and risk-stratification with Verily's algorithms and analytics to create a joint platform to improve clinical and financial performance.
By Bernie Monegain 11:53 am October 10, 2016
It wasn't the question most viewers had tuned in to hear discussed, but one audience member at the second presidential debate in St. Louis did ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump about the Affordable Care Act – offering a more substantive discussion of healthcare than at the first debate.
Scott Silberlust Northwell Health

Scott Silberlust, VP, IT Administration, Northwell Health

By Gus Venditto 10:10 am October 07, 2016
Northwell Health replaced its aging email tracker with a system that helps manage compliance, contract review and budget approvals. And it built the new system with existing resources. 
Moxe payers providers

CEO Dan Wilson said Moxe’s technology enables workflows for delivering patient insights while also reducing administrative excess. 

By Bernie Monegain 01:39 pm October 06, 2016
Integrating insurer data enables providers to incorporate claims, risk and other information into their analytics efforts, the company said.
By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:18 am October 06, 2016
The web-based tools, with advice on how the new law will affect reimbursement, do not require AMA membership.
social determinants of health

Michael Dulin, MD, said that using a Big Data analysis model enabled officials to better engage patients and increase primary care usage.

By Bill Siwicki 06:55 am October 06, 2016
The North Carolina city tapped analytics tools to help hospitals better serve an influx of immigrants in the community by understanding the patients on both individual and system levels.
ICD-10 grace period ends
By Susan Morse 10:45 am October 05, 2016
Executives involved with the code switch said the first year went smoothly. But they are now expecting a new level of difficulty in the next 18-24 months while coders must be more precise for CMS and private insurers to accept and pay claims. 

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