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Pricing Transparency: Your questions answered by TWG

Our blog post this week focuses on the recent executive order on pricing transparency. Two of our experts, Andrew Wade and Matt Perron, ask each other a few questions on what this could mean for healthcare organizations and what they could be doing to [...]

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Focus on Employees to Improve Your Bottom Line

Revenue Cycle and Finance departments put a great deal of effort and focus on improving industry standard metrics such as: A/R, CFB, ADR, Denial Rates, etc.  Billions are spent every year on consulting and technology solutions to automate and improve [...]

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An Example of Targeted EHR Optimization: Laboratory & Pathology

If you have you have implemented an electronic health record (EHR) or are in the initial phases of adoption, have you considered optimization efforts in your planning? Many organizations struggle to find time for EHR optimization due to competing [...]

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Creating Physician Efficiency

Whether your organization talks about reducing physician burnout, creating wellness, or optimizing the EHR for provider efficiency and satisfaction, meaningful work clusters around a few of the same critical areas, each relating in some way to the EHR, [...]

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Compassionate Collections: Increase POS Collections by Teaching Staff How to Ask for Money

With increasing patient out-of-pocket liability, healthcare organizations are moving more collections efforts to pre-registration and point-of-service (POS). Starting these conversations early provides transparency for patients, increased overall [...]

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Solving the burnout puzzle, one piece at a time: InBasket

Epic’s InBasket is a splendid communication platform; and unfortunately for many physicians, also a vault full of overdue tasks and unread messages.

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CAC – Focusing on improving your metrics with a successful implementation

Computer assisted coding (CAC) technology offers many opportunities for improvement of workflows and outcomes across your coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) operations.  Beyond the typical productivity gains, have you outlined your [...]

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Introducing the Registration and Authorization Quality Quick HIT

In our March Newsletter, the Wilshire Group introduced Quick HITS – short term, focused projects designed to maximize your ROI. We are happy to announce our first patient access focused project, Registration and Authorization Quality!

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Coding Alignment – System Capabilities & Design

In our Coding Alignment Part 1 earlier this week, we outlined the considerations for beginning the process of integrating your facility and professional coding workstreams/departments from an operational perspective. Now we would like to focus on system [...]

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Coding Alignment – A pathway to professional and facility coding integration success

As The Wilshire Group reflects on coding industry trends, there is certainly a common theme with coding department goals for this year: continued integrative work between facility and professional coding.   

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