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3 Key Strategies for Revenue Cycle Leadership for Operational Success in 2023

To ensure both financial stability and operational efficiency, revenue cycle leaders must reinforce three essential areas. The challenges of grappling with low operating margins, diminished reimbursements, and escalating costs will persist throughout 2024. In an era where a subpar financial journey could overshadow a top-tier clinical experience for patients, the burden on revenue cycle leaders […]
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Healthcare Revenue Cycle Strategies to Boost Revenue

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Strategies to Boost Practice Revenue

Insufficient implementation of revenue cycle management (RCM) strategies may result in disorderliness. Conversely, optimizing RCM in conjunction with billing and collection procedures can mitigate the difficulties, leading to amplified revenue for the practice. The Role of RCM in the Healthcare Sector RCM encompasses both the clinical and business aspects of healthcare institutions, linking patient care […]
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Four Key Payment Trends That Impact Pediatric Practices

For a modern medical practice, efficiency is everything. Labor costs continue to increase, putting a pinch on practices that are still recovering from pandemic shutdowns. An August 2022 snapshot of practices shows that, although physician productivity is increasing, expenses are growing faster than reimbursements. Every person in the practice must work at peak efficiency, from […]
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Cancer Centers Fail to Comply with Hospital Price Transparency Rule

Cancer Centers Fail to Comply with Hospital Price Transparency Rule

Failing to post files in a machine-readable format was the most common violation of the hospital price transparency rule among NCI-designated cancer centers. Less than one-third of hospitals with National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center designation were fully compliant with the CMS hospital price transparency rule, according to research published in JAMA Surgery. The price […]
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AHA Requests Additional COVID-19 Financial Support from Congress

During the Delta and Omicron surges, hospitals and health systems faced significant challenges, prompting AHA to ask Congress for additional COVID-19 financial support. The American Hospital Association (AHA) has urged Congress to provide hospitals and health systems with additional COVID-19 financial support, including more Provider Relief Funds and an extension on the Medicare sequester relief. […]
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Value-Based Payment Models Associated with Lower Acute Care Use

Medicare Advantage beneficiaries who received care under value-based payment models, including two-sided risk models, saw lower acute care use than beneficiaries under a fee-for-service model. Medicare Advantage beneficiaries whose primary care organization participated in a value-based payment model saw lower rates of hospitalizations, observation stays, and emergency department visits, according to a study published in […]
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