Feature Content

  1. Roadmap To Cost Savings By Improving Care Variation

    To improve margins, healthcare providers must bend the cost curve to reduce wasteful spending as the industry moves from fee-for-service to value-based payments, while facing the prospect of declining reimbursement. However, many provider organizations do not know or understand where they may be losing money due to deviation from commonly accepted clinical based guidelines. By Susan Kanvik and Mitzi Raaf, Point B Management Consultants

  2. Simplify Excel-Based Revenue Cycle Operations To Improve Collection Rates And Accelerate Reimbursement

    Healthcare offices are often overwhelmed when attempting to manage data for efficient operations, especially in the finance/billing department. By Frank Moreno, vice president of product marketing, Datawatch

  3. How To Get Comfortable With Alternative Payment Methods

    Healthcare payment models are evolving, and it is vital healthcare providers evolve along with them. Although change can be stressful, this shift represents an opportunity for providers to operate more efficiently while also increasing the quality of care.

  4. Unravelling The Mysteries Of Medical Billing With Artificial Intelligence

    When you go to the grocery store and make a purchase, the receipt you receive at the end of your visit is fairly self-explanatory. By David Bayer, Vice President, Compreno Group at ABBYY

  5. Why Credentialing And Provider Enrollment Matter In The Move To Value-Based Care

    In today’s ever-evolving healthcare environment, many practices are struggling to keep up with rising costs and quality of care demands. With the move from a fee-for-service payment model to a value-based payment model, these demands have significantly increased.

  6. Your Billing System Needs An Overhaul: How To Make A Successful Transition

    Every commercial entity wants to get paid fairly for the work it produces, and health systems and hospitals are no exception. Recently, as waves of payment reforms have swept through the industry, reimbursements have generally shrunk and consequently so have margins. This has put a much sharper focus on improving the effectiveness of billing and collection, and provider organizations have been investing a lot of time and money in trying to improve their performance.

  7. Documentation Improvement Helps Value-Based Purchasing

    I don’t believe it has ever been acceptable to simply look at Case Mix Index (CMI) alone as a measure of the impact of a Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) program. By Dr. Jon Elion, MD, FACC and Founder/President, ChartWise Medical Systems

  8. Cerner Responds To Value-Based Payment Models With New Leadership

    New senior vice president of revenue cycle management will help oversee revenue cycle concerns. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. Value-Based Care Payments Focuses More Attention On Population Health Management

    New suite of products helps healthcare providers address crucial population health issues. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. Adoption Low, Opportunity Large In RCM Denial Management Solution Space

    Report finds the transition to value-based care and APMs will impact the market significantly. By Christine Kern, contributing writer