Revenue Cycle Management

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.
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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.
Whistle and megaphone
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.
Tech and money
By Erin McCann 10:56 am June 30, 2015
As healthcare providers shift away from fee-for-service toward value-based payment models, they're hitting some serious roadblocks -- one of them being that the majority of them lack sophisticated IT tools and analysis to support these new models.
Connected people
By Erin McCann 11:06 am June 29, 2015
In the newest payer-provider ACO partnership, UnitedHealthcare has teamed up with an eight-hospital health system to launch another accountable care organization, covering 12,300 individuals.
Doc holding ACA sign
By Kaiser Health News 11:11 am June 26, 2015
In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act has survived technical meltdowns, a presidential election, two Supreme Court challenges -- including one resolved Thursday -- and dozens of repeal efforts in Congress. But its long-term future still isn't ensured.
Money
By Mike Miliard 10:54 am June 24, 2015
As the U.S. healthcare industry speeds toward an era where value-based reimbursement is the rule rather than the exception, hospitals are doing their homework in looking for revenue cycle technology vendors who can help them make the transition.
Doc and patient
By Mike Miliard 09:18 am June 24, 2015
"It's not just talk about clinical integration ... you have to talk about what's next around value-based contracting," said one consultant at the the HFMA National Institute this week. "If you do a better quality of care with a patient, you will reduce costs."

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