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  1. Optimize Financial Performance With Specialty-Specific RCM Tools

    Recent payment reductions from CMS combined with increasing denials and complex coding requirements pose significant challenges to provider revenue cycle management (RCM). According to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), it can cost up to $25 to $30 for every claim that has to be reworked.

  2. How To Manage A Patient’s Experience To Maximize Reimbursement

    The state of healthcare reimbursement in the U.S. is in extreme flux. It is being rewritten from the ground up, and healthcare providers and health systems are having a hard time keeping track of how they should plan for their financial survival.

  3. Medical Moneyball — What Healthcare Stands To Learn From The Oakland A’s

    With all the talk of Big Data, there are still big questions as to how to most effectively leverage information and data to make a positive impact on healthcare delivery, cost, and outcomes. One health system leader thinks an approach developed by a Major League baseball team might be a game changer.

  4. A Road Map To Accelerating Health IT Value And Innovation

    Health IT is in a state of constant evolution, and it often seems that, for every problem solved, another is created. That’s why it’s vital we stop to assess where the industry stands from time to time, as well as look to the future to determine the best course to take to achieve our collective goals.

  5. How Clinical Documentation Improvement Prepares You For A Value-Based World

    Clinical documentation improvement is key to improving patient care, as well as safeguarding healthcare organizations’ bottom lines. This post reviews some of the areas of greatest risk for organizations shifting to value-based care and strategies to protect against them. By Dr. Anthony Oliva, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Nuance

  6. ACA Repeal Bill Passes Both Houses

    Obama has vowed to veto the bill when it crosses his desk. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. Top 10 Health IT Trends For 2016

    For the past five years, EHR/MU was selected as the top health IT initiative for the coming year. This year, there’s a new top initiative, and what it is should come as no surprise.

  8. 2015 Health IT Change Agents

    Our inaugural class of Health IT Change Agents set a high bar, but this year’s class can more than hold its own when it comes to driving positive change and advancing health IT.

  9. How The Internet Of Things Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

    From notifying care givers of proper bed rail placement for patients with a high fall risk to directing patients to their medical appointments, the possibilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare are truly endless.

  10. Hospitals Selectively Choosing Revenue Cycle Vendors

    Hospitals are assessing revenue cycle vendors closely. By Christine Kern, contributing writer