REVENUE CYCLE NEWS

Phil C. Solomon's Blog - Healthcare Financial Performance, Revenue Cycle Optimization and Healthcare Industry Trends

  • The Quality Payment Program Revisited

    The Quality Payment Program Revisited

    A Refresher: The Quality Payment Program Revisited The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is designed to improve Medicare outcomes by helping focus on care quality and making patients healthier. The...

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  • The Idioms of Healthcare Delivery in 2018

    The Idioms of Healthcare Delivery in 2018

    Every language has its collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a culture or society. These sayings are...

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  • CMS announces two new initiatives: Blue Button 2.0 and MyHealthEData

    CMS announces two new initiatives: Blue Button 2.0 and MyHealthEData

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced two new initiatives: Blue Button 2.0 and MyHealthEData. The purpose of these projects is to empower patients by giving them control...

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  • Webinar – Preparing your Coding Roadmap and Plan for 2018

    Webinar – Preparing your Coding Roadmap and Plan for 2018

    DON’T MISS THIS WEBINAR – REGISTER NOW  Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 2 pm – 3 pm EST Prepare your organization to address the challenges faced by the industry’s complexity and the significant...

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  • Solid Revenue Integrity Strategies Offer Robust ROI

    Solid Revenue Integrity Strategies Offer Robust ROI

    If you are familiar with how the healthcare revenue cycle operates, you should have heard the term “revenue integrity.”  It’s become an industry axiom and many provider organizations understand...

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  • Webcast – Review Coding Lessons Learned from 2017 and the Opportunities for Improving Production and Quality in 2018

    Webcast – Review Coding Lessons Learned from 2017 and the Opportunities for Improving Production and Quality in 2018

    DON’T MISS THIS WEBCAST – REGISTER NOW – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4452517804339382531 Thursday, January 11, 2018 – 2 pm – 3 pm EST The top revenue cycle management professionals...

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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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