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102x increase in Telehealth claim volume

Health Systems + Hospitals Partners Physician + Specialty Practices

6 telehealth rev cycle metrics to track…

A previous version of this blog post was published in May 2020. This version has been updated to reflect the…

Why patients aren’t using your patient portal

Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

Why patients aren’t using your patient portal

The digital side of healthcare has evolved to become a critical component of any provider’s rev cycle—just as digital experiences…

Automating claim status checks to accelerate cash

Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

Automating claim status checks to accelerate cash

Improving payer reimbursement speed is a high priority for providers, and automation remains a key tool to accomplish that goal.…

Why basic eligibility checks may be costing you

Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

Why basic eligibility checks may be costing…

Financially clearing patients is one of the most critical components of the revenue cycle, and money can often be lost…

Provide automated estimates for better financial counseling

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…

5 key takeaways from Becker’s Pediatric Leadership 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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Physician + Specialty Practices

The future of Medicare Advantage: home health…

Part two in our guide to the changes coming to Medicare Advantage in 2021. Click here for part one. With…

Blue flowers

Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

The future of Medicare Advantage: what providers…

With Medicare Advantage enrollment continuing to rise and more plans offering more benefits than ever, big changes are coming in…

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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.…

Price transparency final rule: 6 steps to prepare

Health Systems + Hospitals

Price transparency final rule: 6 steps to…

With modifications, the below was originally published by Becker's Hospital Review on 6/20/2020. We recently hosted a webinar on a topic…

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Health Systems + Hospitals Physician + Specialty Practices

Claims data & COVID

How Testing, Telehealth and Elective Procedures Fluctuated from February to June COVID-19 has forever changed healthcare, and its long-term impact…