Financial/Revenue Cycle Management

salaries fall nurses executives

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By Jack McCarthy 01:45 pm August 10, 2016
The changing marketplace is giving healthcare organizations an opportunity to hire job-hunting executives and physicians, according to a new study. But they’ll have to be creative with incentives.  

MGMA President and CEO Halee Fischer-Wright is concerned that "far too much of a practice’s IT investment is tied directly to complying with the ever-increasing number of federal requirements."

By Jessica Davis 10:52 am August 10, 2016
The 2016 MGMA Cost and Revenue Report also found technology costs have increased 40 percent from 2009 to 2015, corresponding with the 2009 HITECH Act.
MACRA IT payment model

iHealth Innovations chief growth officer Justin Barnes said the hospitals cannot simply throw technology at the new payment model. Instead, thriving under MACRA will take leadership and analytical thinking. 

By Diana Manos 07:21 am August 01, 2016
The regulation as it stands today is confusing. Don’t panic. Crush it instead. Experts share tips on how to make that happen. 
Beacon Cerner revenue cycle

Beacon CIO Mark Warlick said the hospital intends to align tasks such as billing, registration and scheduling on a single platform.

By Bernie Monegain 11:17 am July 29, 2016
The hospital is working to integrate systems to it can enable clinicians to use data for more effective decision making.
CCO value-based care
By Jessica Davis 07:15 am July 26, 2016
Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer said that the drive toward clinical quality outcomes and patient engagement are giving rise to the CCO role as distinct from the chief medical officer. CCO attributes? Tech-savvy consensus-builders comfortable living in ambiguity, to start.
Mergers value-based Kaufman Hall
By Jeff Lagasse 02:19 pm July 25, 2016
The first half of 2016 has seen more healthcare organization M&A activity than the same timeframe in 2015 as providers are figuring out how to navigate rapid industry change and emerging payment models, Kaufman Hall said. 
athenahealth MIPS guarantee

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By Jessica Davis 12:42 pm July 25, 2016
Under the guarantee, the company will incur all penalties for customers on its athenaOne platform who are unable to meet MIPS standards, subject to limitations.
Covenant Cerner population health
By Bernie Monegain 12:22 pm July 25, 2016
Tennessee health system said it intends to will roll out one system across its entire care continuum.
CMS fraud analytics

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By Jack McCarthy 12:29 pm July 22, 2016
The agency used advanced analytics, partnered with law enforcement, instituted more stringent screening practices and moved away from its so-called pay-and-chase method to save billion of dollars. 
Cigna CareAllies analytics
By Susan Morse 03:10 pm July 19, 2016
The insurer said its new subsidiary will work with health systems to create necessary core capabilities for alternative payment models or to hone those already in place for more effective physician alignment and clinical integration. 

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