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Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

The future of Medicare Advantage: what providers…

Outlining the key changes to Medicare Advantage, from cost-sharing adjustments to new, expanded coverage options.

A majority of providers only use analytics in a minimal or limited way.

Put analytics to work for your organization

Four tips for healthcare organizations of any size or specialitiy for using analytics to get the most out of their rev cycle data.

42% of patients experienced patient satisfacdtion

4 steps to getting the most out…

Learn about four simple steps healthcare organizations can take to get the most out of the data that powers the revenue cycle.

How the right coverage detection solution can increase revenue + ease burden on your staff

Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

How the right coverage detection solution can…

See how the right tech + tools help providers collect more from payers—rather than patients—and boost staff productivity.

102x increase in Telehealth claim volume

Health Systems + Hospitals Partners Physician + Specialty Practices

6 telehealth rev cycle metrics to track…

The core telehealth metrics you need to track to ensure billing accuracy, maximize payer reimbursement and reduce claim rejections and denials.

Why patients aren’t using your patient portal

Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

Why patients aren’t using your patient portal

Patient portals are crucial for any modern provider's rev cycle--so why are people often so reluctant to use them?

Automating claim status checks to accelerate cash

Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

Automating claim status checks to accelerate cash

How successful healthcare organizations mange claim inquiries with solutions that automatically review + edit claims pre-submission.

Why basic eligibility checks may be costing you

Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

Why basic eligibility checks may be costing…

How comprehensive, automated benefit eligibility solution reduces denials, increases reimbursement and drives revenue.

Hospitals may be leaving $22M on the table by ignoring self-pay revenue

Provide automated estimates for better financial counseling

The push to get more people signed up for insurance plans through the ACA is ramping up during the ongoing…

Beckers Pediatric Forum

5 key takeaways from Becker’s Pediatric Leadership…

The pediatric revenue cycle: how to bolster the bottom line and support the mission of children’s hospitals Children’s hospitals offer…

How price transparency can help you drive revenue

How price transparency can help you drive…

Since going into effect at the beginning of this year, the price transparency mandate has encouraged hospitals across the country…

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Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

Top billing mistakes and how to fix…

Billing mistakes are inevitable. From having to juggle multiple systems, keeping up with mounting denials and appeals, and navigating the…

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Four tips for providers to reduce denials…

Managing denial rates has long been a challenge for providers. In the worst case, denied claims end up as unexpected—and…

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A better diagnosis for DME denials

Durable medical equipment (DME) represents approximately 2% of Medicare’s overall annual spending. According to CMS’ National Expenditures 2018 Highlights, Medicare paid…

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What Is revenue integrity and why Is…

No matter what industry you’re in, revenue integrity seems to be a constant buzzword. In healthcare, however, it is more…

A message from our CEO: 2020 in review and looking ahead

A message from our CEO: 2020 in…

2020 was a year unlike any other. It was full of both challenges and adaptation, loss and resilience. The global…

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How one DME supplier took on the…

For durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers, navigating billing and reimbursement can be time-consuming and resource intensive. Medicare reimbursement rules present…

Revenue cycle 101: prior authorization

Revenue cycle 101: prior authorization

Your introduction to the basics behind the healthcare revenue cycle. This week: prior authorization. Prior authorization. Pre-authorization. Precertification. Prior approval.…

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Leveraging a propensity-to-pay solution to drive collections 

A growing self-pay population and more high-deductible plans means providers need to focus more than ever on improving collections. Core…

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What we're thankful for this year

2020 has been a year of challenges and surprises—most notably COVID-19. There has been more to navigate than we could…

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Revenue cycle 101: the life cycle of…

Your introduction to the basics behind understanding the healthcare revenue cycle. This week: the life cycle of a medical bill.…