Tag: Healthcare Reimbursement

5 Qualities of a Great Physician Billing Solution

Discover the Top 5 Qualities of a Great Physician Billing Solution

Ensure you make a well-informed choice when selecting a company to manage your reimbursements. Physicians seeking to improve their reimbursement rates, financial performance, operational efficiency, or focus on patient care should consider outsourcing their billing needs. However, choosing the right physician billing service for your practice can be a challenging task, as not all services […]
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Updates to UnitedHealthcare's Reimbursement Policies

UnitedHealthcare Implements 9 Changes to Reimbursement Policies for May

On May 1, UnitedHealthcare made nine changes to its reimbursement policies for its commercial, individual and family, and Medicare Advantage plans. Some of the changes go into effect June 1, while others will begin August 1. Here are nine UnitedHealthcare reimbursement changes happening in the coming months: Commercial plans: Molecular pathology policy, professional and facility: […]
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Here are the six best reimbursement stories from 2021 HealthLeaders’ coverage and beyond. COVID-19 continued to impact healthcare reimbursement as the pandemic entered its second year. Yet, what’s different is that longer-term strategies and new business opportunities are emerging beyond crisis response. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) aided these plans by extending […]
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In-Network, Complex COVID-19 Hospitalizations Cost More Than $128K

COVID-19 hospitalization costs varied by state, with the highest in-network cost averaging $128,650. According to a new FAIR Health study, COVID-19 hospitalization cost varies by state, with complex hospitalizations for COVID-19 in-network average cost maxing out at $128,650. “Behind the numbers of our COVID-19 Cost Tracker are the individuals who have contracted COVID-19. As a […]
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Telehealth use in Medicare increased 63-fold last year with behavioural health increasing the most

The number of beneficiaries in traditional Medicare using telehealth exploded 63-fold in 2020 from 840,000 in 2019 to nearly 52.7 million, a new study found. The study, released Friday (PDF) by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), comes as advocates are pressing to make key flexibilities the federal government enabled at the start […]
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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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Advancements in Automation Are Cutting Into the Rising Costs of Manual Healthcare Transactions

Inefficiency is an issue that continues to plague many areas of healthcare, particularly when it comes to manual administrative functions. While the industry is increasingly harnessing technology – evidenced by the use of telehealth and the push for electronic health record interoperability – administrative complexity continues to be burdensome, and largely paper- and fax-driven. This […]
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Physicians Call for Fair Reimbursement for COVID-19 Vaccines

Physicians are asking for adequate reimbursement for all COVID-19 vaccines and their administration, according to a new policy statement from the American College of Physicians (ACP). The statement released on Jan. 12 calls on health policymakers to require insurers to “provide adequate reimbursement for all vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, administered according to” scientific guidelines established by the […]
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