Financial/Revenue Cycle Management

retail clinics ER visits
By Kaiser Health News 10:07 am November 18, 2016
Even though insurers and employers have tried to nudge consumers toward using retail health clinics for minor incidents, new research found a very slight decrease in ED visits, but only among privately insured patients.  
Trump change MACRA

iHealth partner Justin Barnes said the new administration will likely offer more guidance on MACRA but not dramatic changes to the law. 

By Diana Manos 07:27 am November 18, 2016
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka advised providers to stay the course on MACRA, while iHealth partner Justin Barnes agreed that major changes are unlikely. But Robert Tennant of the MGMA cautioned that we won’t know until Trump takes over.
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By Tom Sullivan 07:18 am November 11, 2016
Survey responses range from massive disruption to more competitive markets. Hospital leaders are hoping that prices go down but alternative payment models MACRA, MIPS and the Medicare Shared Savings Program remain. 
By Jack McCarthy 09:50 am November 07, 2016
Researchers said that testing for venous thromboembolisms can be both an unnecessary expense and in some cases harmful to patients. 
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Recondo CEO Jay Deady

By Bernie Monegain 09:26 am November 03, 2016
CEO Jay Deady says that the new money will go toward product development of its revenue cycle technologies.
Revenue Cycle Summit
By Chris Hayden 10:05 am November 02, 2016
The event will focus on how providers are using health IT to improve revenue cycle, control costs, improve workflow, boost collections and ultimately increase sustainability. 

Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal, MD

By Jessica Davis 02:53 pm October 31, 2016
What would happen if we repealed the Affordable Care Act? David Blumenthal, MD, president of the Commonwealth Fund, told attendees at Maine Health Management Coalition and Maine Medical Association Symposium on Oct. 27.
Capital One blockchain healthcare
By Jack McCarthy 08:19 am October 25, 2016
Bank forges digital tech partnerships with Gem, PokitDok, and others on services for healthcare claims management. 
Midland Health Cerner EHR
By Bernie Monegain 11:03 am October 20, 2016
New technology will enable Midland to offer clinicians a more holistic view of patients and give those patients access to a portal.
MACRA virtual groups AHA
By Jeff Lagasse 09:51 am October 19, 2016
Physician practice trade groups contend that the newly-minted final MACRA rule will make it harder for them than their larger provider counterparts. 

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