Tag: Healthcare System

Medicare Part B premiums are increasing by 14.5%

CMS attributes the increases in part to rising prices and utilization across the healthcare system, as well as Aduhelm. The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $170.10 for 2022, an increase of $21.60 from $148.50 in 2021. This represents a 14.5% increase. The annual deductible for all Medicare Part B beneficiaries […]
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Optum partners with SSM Health and will employ certain revenue cycle staff

To reduce care variation, SSM and Optum will use clinical technologies, advanced analytic and data-driven insights at the point of care. Certain SSM Health revenue cycle staff and hospital care management will become employees of Optum. They will continue to work in their current locations across Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. WHY THIS MATTERS As […]
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As Revenue Cycle Management Expands, Automation Is Key

In its simplest form, revenue cycle management is the process healthcare providers use to ask for, track, and collect revenue for services rendered to patients. But as medical billing gets more complex, revenue cycle management is expanding beyond the business office. At Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, for example, revenue cycle management also includes health […]
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Steps Employers Can Take To Implement Advanced Primary Care

Advanced primary care can help employers control costs and coordinate care, but many employers do not know how to start and scale such a solution in their employer-sponsored health plans, according to a report from the Duke-Margolis Center. Primary care is an essential part of preventing high-cost health conditions among employees. However, only slightly more […]
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