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  • Consumers Undeterred by ACA Funding Cuts Designed to Assist Them

    Consumers Undeterred by ACA Funding Cuts Designed to Assist Them

    From Humana to Highmark, Health Insurers Leave Insurance Marketplace, but Consumers are Undeterred Recently, federal funds that assist Americans signing up for health insurance coverage under the...

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  • As Payment Responsibility Rises, Consumers Expect More from their Healthcare Experience

    As Payment Responsibility Rises, Consumers Expect More from their Healthcare Experience

    The level of respect, compassion and sensitivity to healthcare consumers is increasingly being used to judge patient satisfaction regarding quality of care and is an important component of a...

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  • Webinar – Don’t Slip Up and Make Critical HCC Coding Errors (Understand Lessons Learned from an HCC Audit Case Study)

    Webinar – Don’t Slip Up and Make Critical HCC Coding Errors (Understand Lessons Learned from an HCC Audit Case Study)

    Join Us for This Special One of a Kind Webinar. Learn Inside Secrets from a Vendor Who Codes Over 2 Million Charts Per Month Date – November 2, 2017, 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT Register  today:         ...

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  • Disproportionate-Share Hospital Payment Reductions Threaten Safety-Net Hospitals’ Finances

    Disproportionate-Share Hospital Payment Reductions Threaten Safety-Net Hospitals’ Finances

    Safety-net hospitals rely on disproportionate-share hospital (DSH) payments to help cover uncompensated care costs and underpayments by Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) anticipated that...

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  • Understanding the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill Proposal

    Healthcare stakeholders should be educated on the policy proposals contained in the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill proposal.  This updated chart provides a comparative analysis of the...

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  • Emergency Waivers Help Providers Care for Hurricane-Affected Patients

    Healthcare providers, if you serve Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) patients in the counties and geographical areas impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane...

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  • Hurricane Harvey’s Created a Public Health Catastrophe

    Hurricane Harvey’s Created a Public Health Catastrophe

    Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in southeastern Texas last week and created a public health crisis.  The tropical cyclone or what is called a category four hurricane caused unprecedented and...

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  • New Rescheduled Date – Don’t Miss This Webinar: HCC Coding and Auditing Strategies

    New Rescheduled Date – Don’t Miss This Webinar: HCC Coding and Auditing Strategies

    Don’t gamble on your risk adjustment HCC coding. Learn about how to stay in compliance and maximize reimbursements Rescheduled date – September 28, 2017 | 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT Register...

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  • CMS Seeking Comments for Abandoning Cardiac Bundles and Limiting CJR Model

    CMS Seeking Comments for Abandoning Cardiac Bundles and Limiting CJR Model

    CMS Seeking Comments for Abandoning Cardiac Bundles and Limiting CJR Model The proposed rule change posted to the Federal Register on August 10, 2017 indicates the Centers for Medicare and...

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  • Industry Groups Fuming about OPPS Proposed Rule Cuts of 340B Payments

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pursuing changes that would cut 340B payment rates to hospitals and may impair safety-net hospitals’ ability to treat low-income patients. The...

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  • 2:00 PM Today – Webinar: The Ins and Outs of HCC Coding for Better Reimbursement

    2:00 PM Today – Webinar: The Ins and Outs of HCC Coding for Better Reimbursement

    Webinar: The Ins and Outs of HCC Coding for Better Reimbursement August 10, 2017 | 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT Do you have risk-adjusted physician services contracts for your Medicare Advantage patients?...

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  • 25 Keys to a Patient-Centric Revenue Cycle

    25 Keys to a Patient-Centric Revenue Cycle

    Optimizing your revenue cycle management process is a key component for addressing a multitude of industry trends such as changes in regulations, consumerism and new reimbursement structures....

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  • CMS Actuary and CBO Differ on Predictions for Costs and Uninsured for the AHCA

    CMS Actuary and CBO Differ on Predictions for Costs and Uninsured for the AHCA

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has estimated that the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would reduce insurance coverage by 13 million people by 2026—10 million less than...

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  • Announcing: HCC Reimbursement Strategies Webinar June 22, 2017, 2-3 pm EDT

    Announcing: HCC Reimbursement Strategies Webinar June 22, 2017, 2-3 pm EDT

    Announcing New Webinar: HCC Reimbursement Strategies Do you have risk-adjusted physician services contracts for your Medicare Advantage patient? Then read on…you may be leaving money on the table...

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  • The Key Roles Medical Billers and Coders Play in Health Care

    The Key Roles Medical Billers and Coders Play in Health Care

    Medical billers and coders typically don’t make headlines but they are imperative to the success of any medical facility. Carrington College has submitted the following infographic which describes...

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  • New Webinar: Improve HCC Reimbursement with Risk Adjustment Coding Strategies

    New Webinar: Improve HCC Reimbursement with Risk Adjustment Coding Strategies

    Join us for our upcoming free webinar: Improve HCC Reimbursement with Risk Adjustment Coding Strategies June 22, 2017 | 2 pm – 3 pm EDT Register Now: Improve Reimbursement with Risk Adjustment HCC...

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  • Providers Leaving Money on the Table – Proper HCC Coding Eliminates It

    Providers Leaving Money on the Table – Proper HCC Coding Eliminates It

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) risk adjustment model calculates risk scores, which will adjust capitated payments made for aged and...

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  • Administrative Burden of EHRs Opens Doors to Medical Scribes

    Administrative Burden of EHRs Opens Doors to Medical Scribes

    A physician’s responsibility is to provide the best possible care for sick patients.  A key for delivering quality healthcare is open communication between the physician and patient to discuss...

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  • The Business of Healthcare Overview That You Don’t Want to Miss

    The Business of Healthcare Overview That You Don’t Want to Miss

    Interesting Facts About The Business of Healthcare If you have a question about the hospitals and the healthcare industry, you will probably find the answer here.  This article will give you some...

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  • American Health Care Act Update Review

    American Health Care Act Update Review

    The House proposal to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark and controversial legislation that is a signature of President Barack Obama’s administration, indicates that...

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