It’s that magical time of year when we receive our annual gift from Medicare with the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule. Pricing Transparency is a focus yet again and is the gift that keeps on giving. A link to the final [...]
The physician scans her schedule for the day and sees a name she recognizes – Ms. X, the “Chronic No Show-er”. Every clinic has them. Names and patients they know by heart due to the number of times these patients have missed their appointments. It’s [...]
Departmental Revenue Reconciliation is arguably one of the most important initiatives of Revenue Readiness and long-term organizational financial success.
Most providers, hospitals, systems, and physician practices have long implemented Electronic Health Records (EHRs). In conjunction with myriad clinical modules, revenue cycle modules have also been installed covering patient access, charging, coding, and [...]
Since the dawn of the EMR (or at least for the last 15 years), there have been equal parts dismay and disbelief over the amount of paper generated during a patient’s admission for a customer fully live on an EMR system.
The people, processes, and technology driving admission, transport, environmental services, and discharge workflows have huge impacts on the efficiency and quality of your hospital operations.
In the August 2019 version release, Epic introduced a major update to the way insurance follow-up is worked in professional billing. For those of you not familiar with Epic release notes or the intricacies of professional billing, this is big (Harry [...]
As the current healthcare industry hot topic continues to be use of AI in multiple applications and arenas - I can't help but look at Computer Assisted Coding as the system "toe" that was dipped into the water for testing the temperature. The base NLP [...]
We enjoy the intuitive way we interact with technology daily, the apps on our phones are presented in an elegant manner that weaves our “clicks” into workflows so seamlessly that we don’t register an intrusion. The methodology behind these apps is known [...]
10 out of 10 would recommend. Painful. Enlightening. Long. Best decision of my life. Exhausting. Beautiful. Did I say painful? These are just a handful of statements I have used over the past 16 months when answering the question “how was it?” Like all [...]