Revenue Cycle Management

Doc and nurse with patient
By Erin McCann 11:06 am July 24, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Public Health for the first time ever has decided to analyze its troves of hospital admissions and ED data statewide. And what they found was more than a bit concerning when it came to costs and clinical outcomes.
Doctor and money illustration
By Erin McCann 11:04 am July 17, 2015
Camden Clark Medical Center had some serious financial problems. After bringing in a consulting firm that helped change care management processes and optimize IT systems, it is now on track for an $18 million improvement by year's end.
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By Sherree Geyer 07:24 am July 15, 2015
Cleveland Clinic and other health systems are putting a priority on smartphone apps that can help reduce preventable readmissions "through improved patient education, follow up, communication and care coordination."
President Obama
By Mike Miliard 01:18 pm July 10, 2015
Not unexpectedly, President Barack Obama has nominated Andy Slavitt, currently serving as acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to fill the role of administrator.
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By Mike Miliard 10:13 am July 08, 2015
Revenue cycle management vendor Emdeon announced this week that it will acquire Altegra Health, which develops analytics tools for payers and risk-bearing providers, for $910 million in cash.
plastic army men
By Mike Miliard 04:14 pm July 07, 2015
One notable thing about CMS' revisions to its ICD-10 policy on Monday is the fact that many suggestions came straight from the AMA. Historically, after all, there's been no love lost between the two organizations on this heated subject.
plant growing from pile of coins
By Erin McCann 10:58 am July 07, 2015
Venture capital for the digital health market is still holding its own, keeping pace with last year's "record-breaking growth," according to a new report from digital health startup accelerator Rock Health.
doctor handshake
By Bernie Monegain 09:43 am July 06, 2015
Health insurance giant Aetna will acquire rival insurer Humana in a $37 billion deal announced July 3. Aetna executives say the combined company will be positioned to better compete and to offer customers better value.
Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD
By Erin McCann 11:15 am July 01, 2015
Patrick Soon-Shiong, businessman, surgeon, scientist and founder of health IT company NantHealth announced he plans to take the company public by the end of the year.
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By Carl Natale 10:52 am July 01, 2015
Arguably just as important as ICD-10 readiness come time for October is also focusing on what's to happen afterward. And not all of what you hear is necessarily true. Much of it is myth.

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