Tag: Health Systems


Medicare’s Telehealth Reimbursement Waiver Extended to 2024

The final 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes a provision that allows health systems to bill Medicare for telehealth services provided by doctors from their homes. This extension of a crucial Medicare reimbursement for health systems using telehealth services lasts until the end of 2024, and it also grants physicians working from home added privacy […]
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Key to RCM Success

Key to RCM Success: Expertise in Denial Management, Coding & Prior Authorization

A survey conducted by leading healthcare technology company, revealed the top revenue cycle tasks like denials management, coding, and prior authorizations requiring the most subject matter expertise. Out of 15 tasks listed, over 550 healthcares financial and revenue cycle leaders identified denials management, coding, and prior authorizations as the top choices. Denials management was chosen […]
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Practical Tips For Reducing Claims Denials

Medical claims denials are on the rise and continue to be a costly problem for health systems. Unfortunately, the vast majority of providers focus their resources on reactive responses, working to appeal denials and recover payments after denials have already occurred. In a Becker’s Healthcare podcast an expert, discussed the problem of rising denials, why […]
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Hospitals And Health Systems Projected To Lose About $54B In Net Income In 2021

Sicker patients, fewer outpatient visits, and higher expenses for labor, drugs, and supplies will continue to damage the financial health of hospitals and health systems throughout 2021, says a new analysis released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Hospitals nationwide will lose about $54 billion in net income over the course of the year, […]
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Provider Burden-Free Ways

Three Keys to Ease Provider Tension

Being a physician comes with certain baseline stressors. For most, the culprits are pretty familiar: patient care responsibilities, high debt loads that compel long working hours, system complexities, and mounting administrative chores. COVID-19 has added yet another layer to the burdens that already contribute to physician burnout. As an emergency physician, walking into work every […]
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3 Great Strategies From The Revenue Cycle Ideas Exchange

Price transparency, increasing revenue, and reducing denials are three of the revenue cycle’s thorniest issues. At the HealthLeaders Revenue Cycle Ideas Exchange in mid-March revenue cycle leaders from the nation’s top health systems shared their proven strategies for success for each of these problems. Here’s what they had to say. Although root cause data showed that 47% of […]
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Top 5 Trends Impacting Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

The world is changing and the operations behind healthcare reimbursement is changing with it. Healthcare organizations are recovering from an unprecedented public health crisis during which entire service lines shut down so providers could focus on stopping the spread of a deadly virus. Meanwhile, healthcare has been going through a digital revolution. The clinical shift […]
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The Role of Health Systems in Empowering Communities

With all that has happened over the past year, from the coronavirus pandemic to ongoing social justice movements, healthcare workers and organizations are standing in solidarity with their communities like never before. While these corresponding pandemics emphasize the need for healthcare organizations to empower the communities they serve, they also highlight the necessity to do […]
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